When it comes to seating in the kitchen, create an intimate feel with a banquette. Over the past year, we have noticed that these cozy booths are becoming a favorite with homeowners. They are a great option that helps to accommodate a large number of people and allow increased room for the dining area within the space. Another real plus, you can have built-in storage in the cabinetry configuration.
Casual and Open Kitchens
We are seeing more homeowners combine their living space and kitchen into one large open floor plan. The reason for this shift in design is that homeowners are looking for ways to bring comfort to the home. By creating a casual space around their kitchen, they are making life easier to entertain guests while preparing meals and interacting with family members. After all, the kitchen is the most popular room in your home.
A growing trend, homeowners are opting for a more modern design over traditional looks. Simple lines, bold colors and the use of glass and steel are just a few ideas for designing a modern kitchen. With a wide range of options, why not explore the color spectrum! You’ll enjoy our designers’ favorites, such as white, beige, black, and silver. You can even introduce colors that bring flair to your space, including fire engine red, vivid light blues, vibrant oranges and shocking pinks.
Homeowners are getting creative and are requesting intriguing details for their kitchens’ ceilings. The coffer design is basically a sunken panel in the shape of a square, rectangle, or octagon. Most kitchens typically consist of wooden beams that criss-cross the ceiling. This original design clearly has some staying power since it dates back to the early Renaissance.
Imitation Quartz Countertops
For a majestic feel, marble and granite have always been excellent choices. Unfortunately, these surfaces have their faults as they are porous and fail at being stain and scratch resistant. Today, one of the most durable countertop materials, quartz, is beginning to provide looks that are identical to granite and marble. With quartz countertops, you get a material that is stain, mold, mildew, heat and scratch resistant, that will still leave the neighbors green with envy.