The kitchen has always been a place where we make so much more than meals. The kitchen functions as the heartbeat of the home, and for most families, this is where our memories are created. It comes as no surprise then that kitchen remodeling delivers some of the highest return on investment, in most areas over 80%. With careful planning and thoughtful design the knowledgeable staff at Sky Construction will help you bring your dream kitchen to life.
Simplicity has been the mainstay of kitchen trends recently, with the Shaker Style Cabinet door leading
the way. The combination of Shaker style doors with smooth drawer fronts offers the “clean lines” and simple styling that homeowner’s are finding so appealing these days. Merillat Cabinets offers a variety of Shaker cabinet door designs and sizes to fit any interior décor style. Contemporary kitchen renovations are running a very close second in popularity, and they are characterized by “slab” or smooth front cabinet doors and sleek “bar pull” hardware which are offered in a variety of sizes.
Neutral color palettes such as grays, beiges and soft off-whites are some of this year’s most chosen
color selections. The backsplash offers the perfect area to incorporate not only color but pattern as well. Glass and stone mosaic combinations offer a timeless appeal and have been extremely popular with homeowners.
For the first time in many years, solid surface countertops have surpassed granite as the most often
chosen product for kitchen countertops. There are a large variety of solid surfaces products to choose from such as Corian, Cambria and Silestone to name just a few. One of the largest advantages of the solid
surface products is the simplicity of color and pattern, whereas granite typically has a large pattern and color variation, the solid surfaces can be as simple and neutral as you would like.
Now more than ever the options for clever storage and space planning abound on the market, and these
options are being incorporated into today’s kitchen renovations. The drawer style microwave located in the
island is a popular choice with homeowners and many pet owners are opting for built in food and water bowls as well as the storage containers for bulk dog food. Pull out shelves and built in recycling containers are “must haves” in most new kitchens. Another increasingly popular trend is the cabinet drawer base in lieu of the typical double door base cabinet. Homeowners are finding the drawers far easier and more accessible for the storage of pots and pans for example, and the island is the ideal location for these deep drawers. The kitchen island continues to be the most popular kitchen design whenever possible, but the varying height island has given way to a single height design with simplicity at the forefront. Other design trends are open shelves and the use of some glass doors to break the uniformity of the kitchen, and of course, stainless steel is still considered the timeless appliance choice.
Technology is being factored into today’s kitchen renovations which is in large part a reflection of the way we live. The kitchen faucet has undergone major design improvements and is now being offered in touch free and pull out designs. The kitchen television as well as built in docking or charging stations are typically being added to the kitchen desk area as well as built in mounts for the iPad which is
the perfect place to display your recipes.