It’s always nice to be ahead of the curve, and while it’s not usually practical to jump on every single trend when you’re considering something as extensive as a kitchen renovation, knowing what’s popular can be a great source of ideas.
So what are the big up and coming trends in kitchen spaces?
Space is the key word in that sentence. Everyone wants space, and not just the wide open-concept empty spaces—customers want both bigger AND better. We’re seeing increased demand for more function built into the design. Maybe it’s because we’ve spent so much more time in our homes in the past few years, or maybe we’re just starting to understand exactly how important the kitchen space is in our home, but kitchens are becoming increasingly useful spaces.
From better food storage and larger islands (sometimes even more than one island), to walk-in butler’s pantries and coffee stations, people are realizing it’s time to invest in in their kitchen renovation and build that dreamy, functional space they’ve always wanted.
If your home doesn’t have room to easily expand your kitchen (or it’s just not in the budget), clever small-space solutions that make the most of what you have are always in style. Organizational solutions that keep all the necessities close at hand are popular and customizing your kitchen for your own needs has never been easier.
Convertible fixtures are another way to make the best use of a small space. A sink isn’t just a sink anymore when it has built-in cutting boards, dish drainers, and sieves.
Living spaces are bringing the outside in more often, and the kitchen is no exception. Windows are getting bigger to let the sunlight stream in. This trend is a great one for Winnipeg. Long winters with short days give way to bright fleeting summer days, and savouring the sunlight in something worth investing in. Big windows make kitchens feel bigger and brighter, and everything looks better bathed in natural light.
Organic touches and textures are gaining in popularity. Cabinetry highlights the natural beauty of wood, but even in painted kitchens, warm wood tones, plants, stone, and natural fabrics add depth and beauty to a space.
When it comes to colour, the trend toward the outdoors holds strong. Homeowners are realizing it’s time to play more and have fun with colour. Natural blues and greens are squeezing into the colour palette that has been dominated by whites and greys. To reflect this, we’ve recently introduced a number of new standard colours to our catalogue. Check out the gallery below of what’s new!
Bold tile choices are also a fun way to play with colour and add texture to a kitchen. While crisp white backsplashes never seem to go out of style, more homeowners are being more creative and adventurous.
Two-toned cabinetry has been a trend for a little while and it’s continuing to hold it’s own. Kitchens are often multi-functional spaces so we can use colour to designate different zones, or make your island a focal point by using an accent colour.
In the hardware department it’s all about matte fixtures right now. Matte black is very popular, though metallic colours always have their place. Gold and champagne metallic fixtures and hardware are gaining on the ever-popular silver tones. Mixing and matching your hardware is also a fun way to play and bring some added dimension and personality to your space.
No matter what the trends are, the most important thing is that you love your space. Bringing your own style and personality into your kitchen is the best way to make sure you love it for many years to come. We have so many talented designers and they all want to help you build the kitchen that will make you smile every time you walk into it. Everyone is different and it’s always on trend to make your home your own.
If you’re looking to start on your own renovation journey this year, come and visit us! We offer a free one-hour consultation with a kitchen designer, who can help you discover exactly what you want. Schedule an appointment on our website, or give us a call! We’d love to hear from you!