We all know that kitchen is the heart of the home. Throughout the years, we see so many kitchen trends cycle through. In the last few years, we saw things like farmhouse kitchen sinks, industrial spring faucets, lots of white cabinets, subway tile, oversized pendant lights, dark painted or stained islands, light greys and navy blues. All of those design features are still gorgeous, relevant, fun, and very much used in new builds!
At the same time, it is easy to see that the nature of design trends is cyclical, that’s part of the fun of it! There is such a wide variety of different styles that will have their moment in the spotlight. Designing your home is all about embracing what you like and what makes your house feel like your home. If you feel attracted to a trend, I say go for it! Almost every trend will eventually end up feeling dated in a handful of years anyways. Chances are that you have unique taste and that not every trend piques your interest, but some do! I like to advise people to embrace the trends that they do like because you are attracted to it for a reason… it's your style! More details on our Design Studio here.
With that being said, do you ever find yourself curious about kitchen trends that are on the rise? The design team at Creative Homes does! Here are just a few kitchen trends that we see are popular and becoming more and more common.
1. Slab Style Cabinets
As trends lean further into the cleaner shapes and modern styles, we are loving the slab style cabinet. This cabinet style means that all of the doors and drawer fronts have no additional detailing. This looks especially sharp when the cabinets extend to the ceiling! It acts as a clean blank slate so that your countertop, backsplash and lighting can do all the talking. Photo of a home built by Creative Homes below currently for sale. View more details on this home here.
2. Black Stainless Appliances
We are loving black stainless steel. This finish option has been around for a few years now, but it has slowly and steadily becoming a more common choice. We love that it is not as bright as the traditional stainless steel. Anything darker tends to recede in your vision. Black stainless appliances look best when they are surrounded by black (painted or stained) cabinets that they can visually disappear in, making your kitchen feel even more luxurious. Photo of a home built by Creative Homes below.
3. Gold Metal
This is a fun one!! Gold metals has also been around for a few years now, but we don’t see it going away anytime soon. It pairs beautifully with so many colors and definitely compliments the lighter wood flooring colors that are commonly used. Gold metals bring some color and life to your kitchen, it feels luxurious and accentuates the warm tones in a home.
4. Stained Cabinets
Stained cabinets are gorgeous! We have been mixing and matching different stain colors in the same kitchens. Stained cabinets are a great way to bring warmth into your home. We love embracing the natural maple wood patterning. Stain colors can feel very contemporary when they are done in a slab style cabinet. You can brighten up your kitchen by pairing stained cabinets with a lighter color countertop and backsplash. Rendering of or Middleton Model in Evanswood that will be open for the Spring Parade of Homes below. More details here.
5. Quartz Backsplashes & Waterfall Edges
Quartz, quartz, quartz! It is so easy to fall in love with the expansive veining pattern of a beautiful quartz countertop. That’s why we love to extend the quartz all the way down the sides of the island and all the way up the backsplash. As opposed to tile, quartz is a more durable solution because there are no grout lines to clean between. Extended quartz features bring a feeling of flow and simplicity to your kitchen. Check out our newest model home finishing in time for the Spring Parade of Homes to see a kitchen that features this here! More details on the stunning model home here.
With any home trends, leave the ones that you don’t like and have a ton of fun with the ones that you love. It’s your home, and it’s your opportunity to express yourself and to create your happy place! If you have any questions regarding home design, stop by one of our Design Studio Open Houses. Or reach out to Olga to help answer any questions you may have.
The building process was so fun and easy; every week it was so exciting to see progress on our home. The design studio made for an easy experience when picking all the materials for our home. From start to completion, their attention to detail was phenomenal. Creative Homes has a solid team of experts and were always there to answer any question we would have. There is no doubt that I would recommend Creative Homes to anyone building a home.
We really had a great home building experience with Creative. Our home was completed on schedule and they worked closely with us on every aspect of the project. Our site supervisor was incredible – he was catching things before we even noticed them and had them remedied quickly and to our standards. Overall, we would highly recommend Creative and would build with them again in the future.
We had an exceptional experience with Creative Homes and would recommend them to anyone. Not only did we get a well-built home, but the customer service exceeded our expectations. From our first meeting, to well-after we closed on our new home, the Creative Homes team made us feel like we were family. We already know we want Creative Homes to build our next home (in many, many years)!
The entire time at Creative Homes has been phenomenal to work with through our building process. This is the 3rd time I have built and everything about the process has been second to none. I appreciate the entire Creative team and cannot speak highly enough of their work!!