When the first settlers come to Canada, the kitchen was the heart of the home. Where family activities took place, and the only means to heat the house in winter was the wooden stove. As time went on, the kitchen became a cold and dark place to cook and wash dishes, but in these modern times, the kitchen has once again regained its purpose as the gathering spot of choice. Where we get together at the beginning of the day and where we gather for warmth at the end of a long day of work or school.
To make your kitchen more comfortable, useful, and efficient here we have the latest trends in kitchen remodelling.
1 – TECHNOLOGY
Smart technology is becoming a part of our kitchens, with innovations from smart lighting which can be operated from a smartphone to faucets with sensors to release water. You can even connect your coffee maker to the WiFi and set it up to brew you freshly ground coffee every morning, or your oven can bake you some delicious and warm homemade bread as you get ready.
2 - STREAMLINED DESIGNS AND STRESS-FREE ENVIRONMENTS
Retro has made a comeback a few years back and in 2018 streamlined designs are coming along. And who can blame them? Streamlining was associated with prosperity and an exciting future. Homeowners are also looking for more simple and efficient kitchen designs, that's why cabinets with simple lines and easy to clean countertops are trending this year.
3 - QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS AND KITCHEN ISLANDS
Quartz comes in a variety of colours and can mimic many stones such as marble. More homeowners opt for this material for its durability and clean nature. Preferred colours are grey, cream white and taupe.
Kitchen islands are a focal point of the kitchen. Large single level islands have many uses such as replacing the kitchen table, become a casual drinking bar, keeping under-counter appliances and storage. A kitchen island can be a multi-functional unit without cluttering up space in the kitchen.
4 - GREY TONED AND DARK BRUSHED METAL FINISH APPLIANCES
Stainless steel appliances have been quite trendy for many years now, and 2018 brings a much easier to clean style: the dark brushed metal finish and grey toned appliances. New convection ovens are a must for cooking meals that retain food's nutrients and delicious flavor. Some can even be operated remotely with your smartphone. For the stylish chef-oriented homeowner, stacked ovens are a must!
5 - HARDWOOD FLOORING OR CERAMIC TILE?
What about have your cake and eat it too? Hardwood flooring is still the most popular flooring choice, but it is hard to maintain and can easily get ruin with water. The latest technology is bringing to the market new ceramic tile that looks just like the most beautiful and delicate wood flooring. This tiles come in numerous sizes and varieties of wood.
Consider these trends for your upcoming kitchen remodelling this 2018, combine the best in functionality and aesthetics to create the kitchen that best suits your taste, lifestyle, and budgeting.