Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2018

Whether you’re planning a full home renovation or just want to replace a few strategic elements of your kitchen, the in-house interior design experts at Century Cabinets & Counter Tops can offer you advice on the latest in kitchen countertops, cabinets, closets and flooring. Some trends have meteoric rises and are forgotten just as quickly, while others stand the test of time. It can be exhausting to sort through it all trying to find what’s right for your Vancouver kitchen. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the five trends you should pay the most attention to in 2018.

1. To wood or not to wood?
It seems that people are divided on the subject of wood this year. While some want a rustic, homey feel that uses a lot of simply treated wood, others want to banish it from the kitchen entirely, opting for non-wood materials, even for their kitchen cabinets. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, but in terms of trends, there doesn’t seem to be a middle ground these days.

2. Mixing materials
Whether you want a classic or modern feel to your kitchen, one way to add interest to even the simplest kitchen lately has been to mix unusual materials together. You’ll see a lot of harsh, industrial metal embellishments on simple wood cabinets in high-end kitchens these days, for example. It can be a great way to make your home feel unique without having to go overboard.

3. Everything can be lit
New LED lighting is an easy way to get lights where it would have been impractical to put them before. You can even put them in your cabinets to help you see when you’re looking for a late-night snack. It’s an easy way to modernize your home without having to do a full renovation.

4. Open concept is still in
No walls separating kitchen from living areas, large kitchen islands, lots of countertops or simple cabinets that keep clutter hidden! Open-concept kitchens have been popular for some time, and it looks like that trend will continue in stylish Vancouver homes.

5. Space-efficiency
The kitchen is returning to its place as the centre of people’s homes. That means we’re not just prizing comfort, but also functionality. The kitchen is where the food is made, the family dinners are eaten and the kids do their homework. That’s why more space-saving accessories have been popular these days, such as multi-layer shelving in kitchen cabinets.

At Century Cabinets & Counter Tops, we offer a wide variety of kitchen solutions to the Vancouver area. If you’re thinking of renovating your kitchen and need a few tips, we have in-house interior designers on staff that can point you in the right direction. Contact us today to find out how easy it is to have the kitchen of your dreams.

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