Welcome back as we take a look at nine modern kitchen design trends with timeless potential. If you haven’t read it already, you can find part one of this series HERE.
Universal design is a principle that seeks to make homes and other spaces as accessible as possible to everyone, no matter what disabilities or physical limitations they may have. Undercounter appliances look clean and minimalistic while supporting universal design by making appliances like dishwashers and microwaves easy to open, low to the ground, and with top-loading / pull out designs.
Even modern minimalism has room for a little flair, and accent ceilings are one increasingly popular choice. Shallow coffers or moldings add visual interest and drama without getting in the way, and instantly take a mid or even affordable kitchen remodel and bump it into the luxury (looking) sphere.
Subway tile is, was, and will be a popular choice for backsplashes and other kitchen and bathroom features for a long, long time to come. It’s cheap, chic, easy to install, tough, and very easy to clean. Perfect accents shouldn’t be overpowering or complicated and subway tile will always fit that bill.
Another increasingly popular choice, open shelving is cost effective (no cabinet doors and hardware, huge savings!), has a nice look to it if done well, and is favored by universal design principles.
Modern sinks are finally solving an ancient problem: that sinks are too small for pots and pans. Modern farmhouse-style sink stylings are more dramatic and offer that precious space that is so badly needed to store, soak, and scrub down big soup-pots after family spaghetti night, or woks after you make stir fry.
These magnificent modern sinks are also often being integrated into kitchen islands where they can help deliver water and receive dirty dishes during and after snacks and informal meals.
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