Kitchen cabinetry trends in 2019.

Trends In Kitchen Cabinetry Going Into 2019

If you are planning to renew your kitchen in 2019 you are probably mulling over some ideas just at the moment. There are several trends that you might want to consider, keeping in mind that you have to live with your kitchen for several years, so it has to be something that you love rather than doing something just because it is a trend at the moment.

One of the trends in high end kitchen cabinetry, Boca Raton, FL, is multi-colored units rather than the “all in one” look that we have seen in the past. Although keeping the cabinets a matching color outside, people are putting different colors on the inside panels of the doors. So you might have light green panels on the outside, with dark green on the inside. A somewhat quirky variation is having completely different contrasting panels such as the light green outside and blue inside.

Keeping in mind that many kitchens are quite small, lighter colors such as light green, primrose, or light gray, will give the kitchen the impression of more space.

Open Shelving

One trend is for open shelving as opposed to everything in cabinets. A tall, narrow set of shelving can be used for items that you use often, or you could use some of the shelves for display. You might even site the shelving near to a window and you could keep pots of herbs on it. Pretty as well as practical.

One of the biggest trends in high end kitchen cabinetry, Boca Raton, FL, this year has been hiding the appliances. The fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, and so on, are now hiding behind cabinet doors which match the rest of the kitchen, giving an appearance of much cleaner lines.

If you have a small kitchen you probably always wish you had more storage space, and a way to achieve this is to extend the cabinetry upwards – to the ceiling if you wish. Rather than having a large trim around the top of the cabinets with some empty space that becomes cluttered up with odds and ends – and also dust – you can make much better use of those few extra inches.

Smarter storage is also a trend in high end kitchen cabinetry in Boca Raton, FL. Drawers now have dividers which are built in, rather than going to the store and buying plastic dividers for cutlery and so on. Many people are also installing a wine cabinet, albeit slim, to house the ever-increasing number of bottles of wine in US homes.

One other trend in high end cabinetry is the use of quartz for counter tops. Unlike marble and granite, quartz isn’t porous, so spills won’t stain it.

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Trends In Kitchen Renovation In Boca Raton For 2018

Renovating your kitchen in Boca Raton in 2018 is not going to be cheap. A recent study showed that minor renovations to a small kitchen currently average around $13,700 while at the other end of the scale major refurbishment to a large kitchen is averaging about $42,000. It follows that if you are going to be spending that sort of money you will want the refit to be on trend so that it will last for many years.

The most money is spent on countertops, appliances, and high end kitchen cabinetry in Boca Raton, while homeowners tend to economise on flooring, light fixtures, windows, and backsplashes.

The most usual upgrades are countertops which are the first thing to go, no less than 94% of homeowners replacing them, and in 2018 engineered quartz is taking the top spot, pushing granite off the map over the last two years or so. Over 80% of people also change sinks, backsplashes, faucets, wall finishing, light fixtures, and cabinets in that order.

Kitchen Layout

What is interesting is that the “U” shape of the kitchen layout with units on three sides is reducing in popularity in favour of an “L” shaped layout, the “U” shape having been in fashion for many years. Galley and single wall layouts are also increasing. Just over half of all kitchens are now opened to another room in the home by knocking down a wall, while a quarter retain the wall but insert double doors.

As in the past, the majority of people – 63% – are most concerned with storage, and high end kitchen cabinetry in Boca Raton is a priority. Rather than having solid doors to cabinets, a lot of people are changing over to glass, as things can be seen easily, which is what most people want. With a little thought you can arrange china and other items so that they become a decorative feature rather than having them hidden away.

While storage is top of the list, most homeowners also want a room that is easy to work and live in, and also easy for entertaining. More people than ever are entertaining guests in the kitchen rather than in a separate dining room.

Homeowners are also opting for a transitional style in the kitchen, combining the best of the traditional with a blend of modern styles. Nonetheless there has been an increase in all-contemporary styling, while farmhouse and traditional are once again catching up.

As for appliances, stainless steel is by far and away the most popular followed by white. For high end kitchen cabinetry in Boca Raton, white is also most favored as it is for backsplashes. Countertops are split between multi-colored as in quartz for instance, and white, while for flooring natural wood is clearly the most popular. The lead choice for walls in 2018 is gray, again followed by white.

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Trends In High End Kitchen Cabinetry For 2018

High end custom kitchen cabinetry is undergoing some changes in 2018.

Along with other rooms in the home over the last few years, one of the most obvious trends that is taking place is the switch to clean aesthetics. The look of traditional cabinet doors and drawers of the 1970’s and 1980’s with raised panel cathedral doors has declined in popularity and the move today is towards a minimalistic look. Modern cabinets have a smooth, clean design with recessed doors and smooth edges, and even the handles are low profile. All of this works perfectly well with a modern kitchen where the look is uncluttered and simple.

Another current trend is the re-introduction of oak wood back into the kitchen. That too was extremely popular in the 70’s and 80’s but in the early 1990’s was overtaken by cherry and maple, along with engineered wood alternatives. Indeed, painted MDF and wood veneer are still widely used in high end custom kitchen cabinetry, but there are people who long for a little of the vintage look about the kitchen which is why oak is making a comeback with that somewhat rustic appeal. Despite its’ natural look, some homeowners are adding a coat of paint to the oak which might seem like defeating the object of the exercise, but nonetheless dark colors such as navy, grey, and even black are coming into fashion.

Colors

While on the subject of colors, there is an overall drive for neutral colors in the kitchen such as yellow, light greens, and light greys. These shades have the added advantage that they add light to the kitchen, which can often be quite a small room. However, there is also a move to the opposite end of the scale with dark blue, black, dark greens, and even purple appearing. However, they are still not as popular as the lighter shades.

What some people are beginning to do is to make a statement by having different colors in the kitchen. So, for instance, the wall cabinets might be light green while the corresponding under counter cabinets could be dark green. In larger kitchens, some people are making a statement by painting the island in a “stand-out” color, so the wall cabinetry might be light shades with the island in navy or black. As with other areas of the house, homeowners want to be seen to be a little bit different from the run of the mill.

Under cabinet lighting is still popular in 2018, and it certainly makes good sense, adding extra light to the counter tops and working areas. LED lighting is popular as it comes in strips and bars, and a variety of colors. It can be used to complement or contrast with high end custom kitchen cabinetry. You can also use xenon or halogen lights, but the latter are not a good idea as they give off too much heat and could affect drinks or food stored in the cabinet.

Another trend in 2018 is a move towards open shelving rather than wall cabinets. This is a great idea if you have a splendid dinner service that you want to display, and it also means that you can see what you need instantly. You can vary the look enormously by adding recipe books, wine bottles, fruit bowls, sets of saucepans, and more, but you need to be careful about the aesthetics. It is all too easy to achieve a look that is simply cluttered, so you need to consider the overall impact if you opt for open shelving.

Overall, for 2018 the trend is towards personalisation. People want to achieve a look that says “this is me”, and be just that bit different.