It is time to find out what’s back, what’s new and
what needs to stay in 2017. These are your top trends for kitchen design in
Door Ovens — Love french doors? We have seen the benefits of the
french door refrigerators for years. Now, the trend is moving to french door
ovens. French door ovens allow you to bake, cook and not bend down to lift that
heavy casserole out of the oven.
cooking — This year it is all about being more energy
efficient. With many homes in Reston being electric stoves, this is a game
changer. Induction cooking cooks things faster and more evenly as it is an
electromagnetic field that heats the stovetops evenly while keeping it cool to
the touch. With the new magnets stickers, you do not need to buy a whole new
set of pots and pans.
appliances/slate appliances — Whether you
prefer white appliances because they stand the test of time in their stylish
design or sleek and easy to clean slate appliances are you a 2018 trendsetter.
Something to remember when choosing white verse slate, white reflects lights
and makes a smaller kitchen look larger. Slate appliances are known for their
smudge-proof surfaces and stand up to constant family use.
connected appliances — Bluetooth connected appliances came into the market
in 2015, but in 2018 the appliance companies are taking it to the next
level. GE’s version of Bluetooth, called
ChefConnect™, allows its Profile Series range to speak to the microwave,
synching up clock times and automatically turning on vents and lights when the
cooktop is in use. Just drop the food in the stove and go nap!
that are mixed with geometric prints
— Yes! Wallpaper is back and it’s not your grandmother’s wallpaper. Give your
space a modern feel by adding classy, colorful or funky geometric shapes on
wallpaper. You can do this with a plain wallpaper and geometric art or a focus
wall of eye-pleasing mixed colors wallpaper.
brass, copper faucets and hardware — Metals also
takes center stage in 2018. Aged brass, copper and rose gold are hot. If you
are not looking for a full update on your kitchen or bathroom, but you want to
add some bling? A quick switch of fixtures or hardware will keep you trendy,
without breaking the bank.
–– Looking for a close to perfect countertop? Dekton
may be your answer. It is heatproof, scratch and stain resistant. The
countertops are made from a proprietary blend of quartz, porcelain and glass.
It’s thin and can be used indoor and outdoor even as wall panels.
in and concealed appliances — Save space by adding built-in appliances into your
kitchen cabinets with taking counter space. Not happy with appliances colors?
Get a panel and hide it. This trend opens new worlds for designs; appliances
can now stand alone as a stylish statement piece or disappear into the
ovens over microwave cooking — Microwave ovens
are so 2017, so it is time to upgrade to
a steam oven. The benefits of steam cooking are cooking quickly like in a
microwave but not losing the nutrients and moisture.
— Like microwaves subway tile need to stay in 2017.
Shapes and colors are taking over. Stick to Zellige, tainted glass,
terra-cotta, geometric cement, grid colored, terrazzo or color penny tiles.
By: Anna Gibson, certified kitchen and bathroom designer