Luxurious Kitchen Trends to Look For in 2013
One of my favorite things about starting a new year is the influx of new design ideas and trends that come with it. It’s refreshing to have a wave of fresh inspiration at the beginning of the year, especially when designing a room as popular and important as the kitchen. Luckily, 2013 promises to be another exciting year for kitchen design trends.
There’s been a shift in cultural priorities toward materials and design elements that stand the test of time, so more neutral colors and tones maintain their popularity in kitchen design – particularly on the big ticket items like cabinetry and countertops. The blending of these neutral tones with varied woods, laminates, glass, metals, stones, even leather and crystal – gives the homeowner an opportunity to showcase their personal design style. The kitchen is your family’s core……so when you re-design it – think of it as your canvas in which you build the base, then add these layers one by one.
The practical aspects 2013 kitchen design continue with clean lines and modern styling, but with some added warmth from touches of classic country style design. Kitchens continue to be a part of the popular open floor plan design of homes – where clean lines and warm neutrals help to emphasize the open feeling.
A touch of luxury returns to the trending kitchen features in the high performance appliance choices among homeowners. It could be due to the continued surge of interest in healthy living and eating or those Food Network cooking shows that we can’t get enough of.
When it comes to appliances, gourmet cooking features are still topping the list with a focus on technological innovation, speed and efficiency. From the induction cooktop, steam ovens and refrigerator drawers integrating these appliances seamlessly into the cabinetry is a European trend that has finally made its way here.
This is THE year to give yourself the gourmet kitchen you’ve always dreamed of. I would love to help you design your new kitchen; just contact me at Interior Makeovers Inc. by calling 310-788-0990.