Even though according to the United States Department of Agriculture, Americans spend 37 minutes in food preparation and cleanup in the kitchen daily. The fact is that the kitchen is becoming much more than a meal prepping area. In a recent article “Is The Kitchen the Most Important Room of the Home”, it definitely is slated as the “heart of the home.” The kitchen that was used solely for cooking is now considered living space. So, when thinking about your new kitchen design, you should keep in mind how you will utilize your new space, how big it needs to be, in addition to the look and feel of your kitchen area.
Clutter-free counters is one trend in the kitchen and definitely influencing this in 2019, is Maria Kondo. Maria Kondo is the author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up.” The act of de-cluttering by Maria Kondo, and it’s referred to as the KonMaria Method. The overall concept is to hold an item in your hand and if it doesn’t spark joy, get rid of it. When you are designing your kitchen space, work with your cabinet designer to have a special place in your pantry or a separate room that will house appliances to keep your countertops clutter free.
Along with clutter-free counters, you’ll tend to see functional storage solutions as well for the kitchen. The best use of space is the direction according to HGTV will be creative solutions for storage, like built-in dividers, hidden storage areas in cabinetry, floating shelves, tray divider pull-outs and magnetic wall storage.
Another trend is in appliances according to an article by Sienna Livermore, “The Kitchen Trends That Are Going To Be Everywhere In 2019”, matte black in appliances is the new look.
In 2019 you will see kitchen cabinetry according to CountryLiving is everything but white for cabinets. The white cabinets that were once a trendy, popular color for cabinets in the kitchen is no longer the case, and now we are seeing bold colors in the kitchen. The movement to open-shelving is another unique kitchen idea that is mentioned by CountryLiving.
Modernizing your kitchen brings technology into the picture full force, not just in the area of fancy gadgets and appliances, but faucets and fridge lighting too. You’ll begin to see sensors that alert you to when you are running low on items in the refrigerator, everything is evolving thanks to technology, including motion and voice sensors. Sebring Design refers to the modernized kitchens as Smart Kitchens. Sebring also notes that Quartz will be king. Quartz is considered a hardy material that can last forever and is anti-microbial. Granite, which is a competitor of Quartz requires slightly higher maintenance. For more ideas in the kitchen, read this article by Sebring Design, “10 Top Trends in Kitchen Design for 2019”, which includes a photo gallery of ideas for you to view.
Trends come and go, however Top Shop, your countertop expert is here to stay and help you implement your dreams and ideas using the latest in techniques and technology. You can depend on us for all of your countertop needs, kitchen, bathroom, office, laundry, entertainment and more. We can help you with putting everything together to give you an area to fit you and your family for years to come. Visit our showroom today to see what options you have in laminate, stone and solid surface solutions. Need an estimate? Inquire here.