I have a tradition. Every Friday night, before I go to bed, I do not set an alarm. I leisurely wake up on Saturday morning and proceed to sort through Pinterest for the next thirty minutes or so; pinning recipes and outfit ideas, but mostly room inspiration.

I moved into my place almost a year ago and it’s pretty well decorated, but I still love scrolling through Pinterest and keeping up on the latest trends in home décor. Right now, I’m looking for ways to cool my predominately warm, tan kitchen.

There are so many fun kitchen trends happening right now! From simple things like shelving to more detailed projects, like flooring, these popular kitchen renovations will update your kitchen and make it feel new again!

Head of the Class with Brass

Image: Patrick J Hamilton

Image: Patrick J Hamilton

When I was growing up, we had brass fixtures in nearly every room and I hated it. I thought it looked old and outdated. I would have given anything for those chrome accessories I saw in all of the magazines.

Well, as they say, history always repeats itself, because those brass fixtures are back – and I have to say, these brass fixtures look pretty great!

To keep these pieces from looking like they just crawled out of the 1980’s, choose brass fixtures with modern shapes and designs. Remember to stay away from colors that are too similar to their warm hue. Instead pair them with contrasting colors, like gray, white or blue.

The New Neutral

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There’s a new neutral that you see all over magazines and renovation shows. Gray is the trend in home décor and it’s popping up in kitchen designs too! From cabinetry to flooring, gray is being given new life – and it looks so chic!

David Waguespack, director of project development at Case Design and Remodeling says, “White and gray is the color palette this year. Grey stains are on a variety of wood species for cabinets being introduced to meet the demand. The opposite color palette is also very popular: white cabinets with grey countertops.”

Not sure you want to commit to gray cabinets or countertops just yet? Try this trend out with some smaller, less permanent accessories like a kitchen rug, towels or placemats.

Basic Interests

 

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Clean, simple and basic looks never go out of style. Something like white subway tiles are always going to look classic and sleek as your kitchen back splash, but you can dress them up a bit and add some interest, just in how you place them.

Manhattan-based interior designer Patrick J Hamilton is a big fan of using basic materials in interesting ways.

“I just finished a kitchen where we used plain old white subway tile for the backsplash, and black matte porcelain tile for the floor, but applied them both in a herringbone pattern,” says Hamilton. “Never underestimate the power of something basic used in a new way.”

Seeing Quartz

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Granite countertops have been all the rage for the past few years, but recently, new stone countertops have emerged; primarily, quartz countertops. They’re often seen as an alternative to granite because they’re strong, durable and not porous, which makes it perfect for the kitchen.

Quartz countertops are manufactured pieces, which means they’re slightly more expensive, but you can get them in nearly any color or pattern. You can even get quartz fabricated to look like marble!

Quartz is also stain and heat resistant. There is no better or trendier choice for a kitchen countertop and designers agree.

“I’m excited by the incredible improvements in engineered quartz and composite materials designed to mimic natural stone. And I like that we’re moving away from super high gloss countertops to more natural, honed finishes,” says Hamilton.

Out in the Open

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Storage is always a priority, especially in the kitchen. For years people wanted more cabinet space to hide their dinnerware and kitchen appliances, but lately, homeowners are opting for a different look. Open shelving is making its way into kitchens across the nation.

Not only can open shelving be a great way to display beautiful dishes and interesting glassware, sometimes it can actually increase your storage capacities. Who doesn’t love that!

Open shelving is less expensive than traditional cabinetry and keeps your kitchen feeling open. If you have a small kitchen, this is a great money saving technique to make your area feel more open, and a little bigger.

Whether you implement one trend or combine them all, your kitchen will be looking trendy and modern in no time. Are you excited by the comeback of brass? Or maybe the emergence of quartz! Tell us your favorite trend in the comment section below!

 

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  1. From your article i am able to learn some kitchen renovation it was great to me. I am really appreciate with your trends. Hope so everyone will be benefited after read this article. Thanks for the sharing.

  2. It is great to be able to learn from lots of these Kitchen Renovation Trends. Certainly by learning from them will have great benefits on me? It is like we could experience it ourselves and avoid any of their mistakes. Thank you for that!

  3. Yay for quartz, boo for granite, boo big time for brass (Yuck, some things are better left as mistakes of the past — hello, bell bottoms), and yay for grey! Hoping to redo my kitchen with white cabinets, grey countertops, and dark floors!

  4. I like the idea of quartz countertops, but not a fan of brass fixtures, just don’t like the look. Wouldn’t they look bad with stainless appliances? Would like to add cabinets and a new countertop and flooring to my kitchen, really need more storage.

    1. Hi Claudia:

      Brass fixtures may not look good with stainless in your eye, but I suppose decorating is a matter of taste, isn’t it? I can tell you that from the standpoint of a seller, you should get whatever matches because when you go to sell having steel with steel or brass with brass makes things look more cohesive. Good luck in the contest!

      Thanks,
      Kevin Graham

  5. Quicken has already saved me a boatload of money on my mortgage. Still I could use 5k for home improvements. I’ve been saving for just such a project for a couple years now.

  6. I guess its the same taunt for everyone,DREAM BIG, I sure would like to win a new kitchen , its 40 years old, here a patch there a patch patches everywhere some how we manage to get by, I live in an old home and its not always repair its mostly replace LOL. 96 years old house, but I love it, good luck to everyone and enjoy dreaming. from john horgan

  7. i would love to win the $5000 to renovate my kitchen. we replaced the refrigerator and stripe the cabinet doors. it sure would be nice to knock out a wall and replace the countertop and floor.

  8. I have never won anything in my life. I always hear of all the other people winning things, and I say, “Wow they must have the luck”. I wished to have some of that luck, it would be wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  9. I hope I win 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
    My life is has been so difficult
    We had a top time in are family,
    But me and my husband are not given up
    We are so blessed be able to have one house like every one else, love the house trying to keep it clean and we respect what we had, because life you just don’t know what will happen next, life in the USA you work you pay bills like every one and you no job you lost everything.what we had now we try to enjoy every moment in the house because we don’t know for the job anything can happen, for one I love to cook
    For my husband and my boy and I hope one day I will get new kitchen like i see in the book , I know a lot of people are wanting the same as me but I wishes for every one and include me good luck 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻👍🏻😀

  10. I would love to redo my cabinets and counter top, my husband has dementia and when the sink was clogged I used Liquid Plumber and the next day he used the fire drain opened and blew a hole in my garbage disposal and I had to replace the sink, disposal and pipes by myself. some dark spots are still on my cabinets but I don’t know how to refinish them by myself. Winning this would be a dream come true!

  11. I’ve been renovating my mobile home this year now money is running out now I’m in much need for a kitchen make over cabinets are broken an space is limited but would love to be the lucky winner of not how can I finance a local for it thanks sing please pick me

    1. Hi Pamela:

      We don’t do mobile home financing, but good luck in the contest. You’re right, you could try a local lender or potentially personal loans for something like this. We do have a personal loan company in Rocket Loans that might be worth looking into.

  12. I have a kitchen that is 33 years old and I really would love to remodel – but at the moment can’t afford it – winning this would be great – especially for a senior citizen!!!!

  13. I would love to be the lucky winner, I have wanted to replace my kitchen since I moved in (20 years ago). It was old then I saved for a long time and bought a new stove and fridge. But still need a dishwasher and a wall knocked down and an island put in and of course a new floor.boy it’s nice to dream and think I might be able to get my kitchen before I’m 60. (I’m 55 now.) so I will dream on until the winner is picked. Thank you for allowing me and everyone who enterered the possibility to have one of our most wished for dreams to actually become a reality. Again thank you and keep the sweepstakes coming.

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