When you’re looking to sell your home, updating your kitchen and bathroom is an easy way to overhaul the look of the house.
A kitchen remodel can even return 92.9 percent of your investment when you sell.
Knowing what to change is important because you risk undermining the new value of your home with an outdated design.
Read on to discover four interior design trends impacting the kitchen in 2018.
1. Swap Shaker Cabinets for Clean Lines
Shaker-style cabinets used to be popular in kitchen designs, offering clean lines without being boring. In 2018, they now look old-fashioned or sentimental.
If you want the clean lines look, go for minimal decoration. According to new interior design trends, flat-panels are the way forward. That’s also helpful because it removes grooves that can harbor dirt or grease.
To really explore the clean lines trend, pair them with black, navy, or dark green shades. They’re all predicted to be ‘big news’ in kitchen design this year and add a real air of luxury to the kitchen.
Swap your handles and hardware for integral pulls on the cabinet doors. It’ll help improve those clean lines and they cost less. Where you do use hardware, brushed brass is taking over from chrome or steel as the metal of choice.
2. Choose Neutral Walls to Show off Your Cabinets
Choosing dark cabinets can lead to your kitchen looking smaller. Offset this effect by using bright whites on the walls.
The contrast will also add a modern twist to your kitchen.
Avoid patterned wallpaper which can quickly look old-fashioned or quaint.
If you’re using white cabinets, consider grey for the walls to help make that white ‘pop’. It also stops the room from looking too sterile.
3. Use Open Shelving for the Illusion of Space
Installing open shelves instead of cupboards is a quick way to make your kitchen look far bigger than it is.
It’s also an easy way to display your glassware. That can let you follow interior design trends in a less obtrusive way.
Want to use a pop of color in your kitchen, but you don’t want to use bright colors on the walls? Display brightly colored glassware on the shelves instead.
Or use them to display trailing house plants, a miniature herb garden, or even fake flowers.
4. Swap Pendants for Recessed Lighting
It used to be the ‘in’ thing to use pendant lights over kitchen islands. But they take up a lot of space and can make your kitchen look smaller.
Make the ceiling look larger, and therefore the whole room, by installing recessed lighting instead. It’ll match the recessed pulls and flat-panels on your cabinets, giving the kitchen a harmonious feel.
It’s also one less thing to clean!
Bringing These Interior Design Trends into Your Home Makes It Contemporary
Buyers need to be able to see themselves in your home to form an emotional connection with it. Creating a contemporary home can help and it can start in the kitchen.
Once you’ve created a beautiful kitchen, you’ll need help to sell your home.
Contact us now and find out how we can help you navigate the market.