If you’re planning on remodeling your kitchen, you may be interested in the top kitchen trends for 2012. Modern design tops the list: today’s best kitchens are all about open space, bright colors, and lots of steel and glass.
Kitchens are becoming far more than rooms where we prepare meals. Today a kitchen is built to serve many family needs: internet connectivity is just as important as having an oven large enough to hold a giant turkey! In the Ashland area, kitchen remodels are the most popular home upgrade, followed closely by upgrading the bathroom.
There are good reasons why kitchen and bathroom remodels are so popular. These rooms receive more use than any other room in the house. Additionally, due to the appliances, fixtures, and floorings, these rooms can look “dated” faster than a bedroom – where fashions in furniture have remained far more stable over the years.
Ashland Building Contractor
Key to a successful kitchen remodel is finding a building contractor you can trust. Combining solid construction skills with trend awareness and a commitment to customer satisfaction is essential. Talk to your Ashland building contractor about your vision for your new kitchen.
Modern kitchen design trends for 2012 include an embrace of open space. Everyone’s aiming for that airy feel – even if your kitchen is small! Installing open shelving and open faced cabinetry is popular. Integrating the kitchen into the living area is another popular home remodel. The kitchen has become central to the way we live and entertain. Having the right kitchen makes it easier to indulge your inner “Iron Chef!”
Kitchen islands and bars are back, in a big way. Look for these islands to resemble fine furniture, or conversely, resemble self-contained free standing work stations. Neon colors make a surprising appearance, as does classic white. Some kitchen design experts are heralding the end of stainless steel, but we’re not so sure: from where we’re standing, it looks like homeowners are continuing to appreciate the look and value of stainless steel appliances, exhaust hoods, and in some cases, work surfaces.