Kitchen Upgrade Trends

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Kitchens are still the heart of the home, so it makes sense that you want your kitchen to look and perform its very best. Whether you are considering small changes or something more dramatic, there are a variety of ways you can create a kitchen you love. Take a look at some of these top trends in kitchen before you start making updates.

Go gray.
Gray has turned into the new white. The industry’s leading manufacturers say that white cabinets are still popular, but gray cabinets are quickly climbing towards the top spot. Combining cabinet colors is a trendy look, too.

Try a class black and white color scheme.
As styles evolve, the look may change — but pairing black and white in your kitchen is always an appealing, timeless option. The high contrast is visually appealing, and works well in any kitchen, from modern to country.

Add a bright sink.
A sink in a fresh, colorful hue is a good way to bring some visual interest and a small pop of color in neutral kitchen. Make your sink the focal point by mixing the same color into the backsplash.

Consider quartz.
Granite has been popular for a long time, and the reasons why are pretty obvious (durability, sophistication). However, quartz is the latest trend in kitchen countertops. It’s the toughest countertop material and it resists burns, scratches, and chips. It’s easy to maintain, too – you don’t have to seal each year to avoid stains.

Invest in LEDs.
LEDs are showing up just about everyone in the kitchen: as nightlights, inside of cabinet doors, and inside of crown molding to flood ceilings with light. They are available in a rainbow of colors and emit practically no heat, so they won’t burn walls or cabinets. They’re also quite energy efficient, lasting approximately 50,000 hours.

Install ovens at counter height.
It’s much easier on your back to avoid bending down to pull heavy pans of food out of the oven. Counter height allows you to comfortably slide the food out of the oven. It’s more accessible — and ergonomic — for everyone.

Consider a touch-activated faucet.
These were seen as fads, but have transitioned into the must-have column for many people. Touch-activated faucets seem a little over-the-top, and they aren’t bargain deals by any means. They are really great, though, for the times when you have raw chicken goop on your hands, or for those in you home who aren’t good about turning the water off (i.e.: Children). Plus, as water becomes scarcer, touch-activated faucets act as a way to save water and save you money on your water bills.


These kitchen trends, big and small, can make your kitchen more functional and visually appealing at the same time. Implementing even one or two of these trends can really update the look and feel of your kitchen — and make you fall in love with this space in your home.