So you’ve been looking online for kitchen renovation ideas? It’s a common thing that everyone does, but did you know that some of the photos you’re looking at contain things that have long since gone out of trend?
Even if you’re not the trendy type, many things move out of trend for really good reasons, like being hard to clean, or hard to maintain. By being aware of what’s in and what’s classic, you can make informed decisions about your space before committing any money to the renovation itself.
Here’s what’s going out of trend:
All white kitchens are on their way out. For the last decade, you’ve seen white walls, white tile and white marble everywhere. But as people grow tired of the sterile look, colour is coming in. So you might be wondering what the new ‘it colour’ is. The truth is that there is no one colour anymore. Now, a more classic look is making a comeback. Dark wood cabinets are here to stay, and alongside them are complementary colours. So instead of pairing dark wood with dark brown walls, people are designing kitchens to complement each other. Think dark wood and green walls, or light oak and grey walls.
Open Kitchen Designs
These open floor plans are not technically going out of style, they are just moving aside to more segregated spaces as more and more people need to work from home. No longer do you want to be able to hear the sausages sizzling in a pan while you try to work from home. You don’t want the dirty dishes visible in your online meeting. With this traditional style of kitchen coming back, kitchens are separate from dining rooms and sitting areas for a less shared look.
Matte Black Hardware Options
A decade ago, matte black was absolutely everywhere. This is going hand in hand with minimalism going out. No longer do people want to opt for a super understated look, now they want a more oil-rubbed bronze or nickel and chrome. The best part is, changing your hardware is not particularly expensive. Just take the old doorknobs off and put new ones on. Updating your space can be easy in this regard.
Closed Upper Cabinetry
Open shelves have become a new trend for upper kitchen storage. This isn’t just an aesthetic choice, however, it’s also a budget option, Shelves cost less than cabinets, and when done right, are not just a great storage option, it’s also a great way to keep your space curated and less cluttered. That being said, if your home is full of school-age children, it might not be the best option, but if it suits your lifestyle, this trend is a great budget option.
Faux Finishings and Materials
As the economy fluctuates, people are no longer looking for quick fixes when it comes to DIY or renovations. People are more interested in splurging on real materials to make the renovation more durable. Not only is this a more long-term option for your kitchen, but it also helps kitchens move away from the outdated ‘cold’ look that was going around, and makes kitchens more wholesome overall.
Keeping on top of all these trends is a daunting task. Especially if you don’t know where to begin. This is where The Australian Kitchen Company comes in. They are the kitchen renovators of the future, offering great designs, great installation and great options for people of all budgets.
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