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Berkeley, IL 60163 Kitchen Remodeling by Meeder Design & Remodeling

Minimal lines, modern hardware and sharp colors top the trend charts this year.

2017 kitchen trends are all about sleek, clean, simple and industrial.

1. Gray counters, walls and floors

Gray is hot — in both the kitchen and the bath. Forget about the faux marble-finished countertops that were popular in 2016. This year, it’s all about dark gray tile on countertops, walls and even on the floor. Combined with stainless appliances, it’s a clean, industrial look with a sleek edge.

2. Glass tile backsplashes

Used in a linear pattern, glass tile backsplashes can make small spaces seem larger. Deep cobalt blue is also trending this year, pairing beautifully with gray countertops and a steel range hood.

3. Contrasting colors

The whole kitchen doesn’t have to be industrial. Paint walls a deep red or blue; install a brightly colored backsplash.   Another way to add a splash of color is to use a harlequin pattern. Think diamond-shaped tiles in four or five different varieties of contrasting colors, making sure the same color never touches.

4. Amped-up storage

Large drawers and storage is at a premium this year, in keeping with the clean, sleek, industrial look of gray countertops. Get your small appliances, tools and accessories off the counter and into a drawer.

5. Light-colored cabinets

If you’re remodeling, it may be time to veer away from dark wood cabinets, either faux or real. White cabinets are quickly becoming the new normal.

6. LED lighting

Grab a ribbon of LED lights and get creative with placement in your kitchen. Whether it’s on top or on the bottom of your cabinets, inside a hutch or under your countertop to emit a soft glow. LED lights come in a variety of colors, and they’re so inexpensive you can change it up, switching to any color that fits your mood.

Contact Meeder for an in-home design consultationcompletely free of charge!