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The Kitchen is where the action will be this year. Our customers tell us kitchen remodeling is their number one priority and they are exploring the newest trends. Open kitchen design, coupled with new lighting options, can make your kitchen more airy and inviting, while kitchen islands can help you define zones in your floor plan. Floating shelves continue the trend of the open airy feeling and allow your wall treatments to shine through. Craftsmen Home Improvements can help so that everyone – your kids, your pets, your cooks and your cleanup crews – will all have the perfect place to hang out and enjoy themselves.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Yet, our customers tell us their kitchens are cramped and separated from other rooms. Increasingly, homeowners want their kitchens open to other rooms, and the number one kitchen trend is open design. By creating a flow from the living room or family room into the kitchen, the lines of sight extend throughout your floor plan. Your formerly closed-in space expands and the kitchen is incorporated into a larger living area. Even though no rooms have been added on, your home feels larger immediately If you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen, here are a few of the top trends in Kitchen design.
1. Kitchen Islands: With an open design, your kitchen will flow seamlessly into your other rooms. But it’s important to establish defined areas as well. A kitchen island clearly sets the kitchen apart while still allowing the visual flow that makes your spaces expand. Our customers want their kitchen islands to be large enough to let the kids do schoolwork while the cook creates the perfect meal. You can also choose a kitchen island with striking design features to enhance your decor. At Craftsmen, we have hundreds of kitchen islands for you to choose from.
2. Kitchen Lighting: Everyone loves natural light. But the shorter hours of winter sunlight can make a kitchen seem a bit dark. While great lighting can help increase the sense of spaciousness in your new kitchen, careful planning ensures that your lighting functions well year round. LED lights used to be very expensive, but have come down in price and have become the go-to choice for under cabinet lighting. Since LED lights are energy efficient as well as low maintenance, they are a good option to keep your kitchen bright all year long.
3. Floating Shelves: A very attractive option we’re seeing in the kitchen this year is floating shelves. These shelves attach directly to the wall and are completely open. Since they are not closed and projecting into the room, floating shelves also help a kitchen appear larger. And they let you have more design options – you can choose a great wall treatment, and the wall behind your shelves will shine through.
Hopefully you have some new ideas about your kitchen remodel. To see all that we offer, you can visit us online at Craftsmen Home Improvement Inc. Or, for your free in-home consultation to remodel your kitchen, call us at 513-942-6300513-942-6300.