The kitchen is probably the only room in our home that changes constantly – it actually evolves on a daily basis thanks to new trends that are rising all the time. If it’s not a new appliance to help us cook like a true chef, it’s a gadget you can proudly display on your kitchen island. Although we consider all the trends pretty much the same, they aren’t that similar, and designers always manage to come up with something new. Kitchens have become more than places where we cook and eat: today, the kitchen is the focal point of every house, and people just love changing its design and keeping up with new trends.

Different types of seating

Although we’re used to plain old tables and chairs, new seating trends often offer alternatives: benches instead of chairs and banquette seating that offers numerous options. This wooden seating arrangement is a serious throwback to the ‘80s and can be implemented in every kitchen, whether you place it in a corner or in the center of the cooking/eating space. A designer’s tip is to place it near the window, add comfortable cushions and enjoy your meals in sunny weather. To add more style, you can use fabrics in trendy colors such as green, metallic and ultraviolet to make this comeback more enjoyable and comfortable. For additional seating, pick a couple of foldable chairs in dark green or even gold, given that these two colors are among the top choices for seating area colors.

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Go big with the appliances

Technology has entered the kitchen and it gets better and improves every year, helping people perfect their cooking skills and get more inspired. This is definitely one of the features that need to be implemented in every kitchen, and we can only improve our skills by using better appliances and new gadgets that are adjusted to our everyday use. The ongoing trend of integrating all the appliances is still what designers recommend, and this is a great way to visually tie everything in the kitchen together. For the best quality and design, opt for always reliable Maytag appliances which can be implemented in any kitchen – remember not just to go for the visual effect, but also invest in great features to make your kitchen both aesthetically pleasing and fully furnished for all the cooking you’ll be doing there.

Big built-in sinks

This is probably one of the greatest trends that comes in pretty handy when you start washing your dishes, and it can go in two directions – you can use the same materials as for the countertops, or you can use different ones in order to emphasize the beauty of this particular kitchen feature. Not only will they be useful, but you’ll find them easy to clean and maintain. To perfect this design, add an interesting faucet in a subtle color that won’t overshadow your main feature, a big sink. If you’re brave, the upcoming trend of black kitchen items is just right for you, so aim for the darkest hues in every part of the kitchen – from cabinets and flooring to faucet and appliances.

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Whether you’re looking for ideas to update your kitchen or want to completely remodel it, you can find great inspiration in these trends. You’ll find that they don’t just aim for the visual appearance, but also cover the functionality of a kitchen as well. After everything is finished, it’s now time to add a few field flowers arranged with some greenery, as that’s the finishing touch every kitchen needs this year.

See who’s exhibiting at 2018 Decor + Design show for more kitchen inspiration.

Guest Blog By

Emma Joyce