High Impact Kitchens

  • THE EVERYTHING ISLAND
    • Islands have become a statement piece in the kitchen for their functional purpose, as well as the opportunity they present to create a great memory point through design. Here are some trends we're seeing with kitchen islands.
      • Unique design features:Decorative island fronts have been a great way to draw attention to your open kitchen space. If you're looking to achieve this look, using bold and funky patterns paired with light and airy bar stools will balance out the design and add great impact to your space!
      • Functionality: Take my word for it - If you're considering putting waterfall counter tops in a model home, reconsider! Especially if you're marketing towards a generation like Millennials or GenX who may have families. The 'Social Kitchen' is now the 'Workshop Kitchen,' for these generations, so buyers want to see a space that will make their lives easier. Larger islands that have open shelving on the side for dishware, or even a small table that is connected to island for casual dining are examples of small features that go a long way.
  • DARK FINISHES
    • If you've ever seen the movie The Devil Wears Prada, you'll recall Meryl Streep's famous line when she is going over the spring collection and she hears someone mention florals - "Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking." Does anyone else have this reaction when they see a white kitchen? Yes, white kitchens are timeless, but also expected. A great way to excite buyers is to show them something they rarely see (but will inevitably love). Take a page out of our trend book and start integrating darker hues into the kitchen. Dark counter top finishes such as striated/colored marble, quartzite, and/or soapstone are all great options to achieve a 'sophisticated meets contemporary' style. If you're not ready to go bold with dark colored counter tops or cabinets, opt for a more subtle surprise with matte black faucets and hardware.
  • REINVENTING THE BACKSPLASH
    • It's 2018, so every surface is an opportunity to make a unique design statement in the home. The backsplash is a great opportunity to add an unexpected element of design. Here are a couple trends we're seeing on those surfaces:
      • The backsplash shelf: The trend of the YEAR has to be the long open shelf that spans across the backsplash wall of a kitchen. It's easily accessible to grab dinnerware and it makes the space feel so much more light and open without upper cabinetry. Not to mention, everyone could use a little more storage
      • Outdoor Connection Points: Let the light in by installing a large window in the kitchen in lieu of a backsplash. Not only will the buyers fall in love with all the natural light, but more outdoor connection points is on everyone's home buying wishlist.

With pragmatic home buyers flooding the market, it's important to design a functional kitchen without sacrificing style.

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