Whether you’re interested in completely revamping your kitchen or just making a small update, we’ve got the scoop on the top kitchen design trends for 2013.
- Flex entertaining spaces. In most homes, the kitchen is truly the ‘heart’ of the home, and more homeowners are becoming partial to open floor plans so that they can prep dinner and entertain without feeling cut off from the rest of the family. Homeowners of older residences are tearing down walls between dining rooms and kitchens to create larger spaces.
- Alternative countertops. Granite used to be king, but now homeowners are choosing marble, quartz, concrete or metal options, which can be easier to clean as well as more durable.
- Chef’s kitchens. You don’t have to be a Food Network star to enjoy the advantages of a restaurant kitchen. Installing professional faucets and deep single basin sinks will make you feel like the next Top Chef.
- Kitchen technology. Today’s families are more connected than ever, so many kitchens are now equipped with extra outlets for smartphone chargers or extra space to install a small flat screen TV.
- Lighter hues. Gone are the days of stark white or black kitchens. Today’s kitchens are taking advantage of subdued hues and neutral colors by incorporating lots of gray and tan shades.