5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2018

Have you ever noticed that when you have a get together in Willowbrook or the surrounding cities, people tend to end up in the kitchen, no matter where the party started? The kitchen is the natural heart of the home. It’s where you prepare the food to feed your family, gather with loved ones, and spend a large portion of your time.

If you’ve ever feel a bit embarrassed  because your kitchen isn’t as nice or updated as you want, we’ve got a solution – a complete kitchen remodel. There are plenty of classic trends for kitchen remodeling that will remain timeless, but if you’re looking to be on trend this year, we’ve got a list of the top five kitchen design trends for 2018.

1. Quartz Countertops

Choosing the countertops for your Villa Park kitchen remodel is one of the biggest choices you’ll make. This year, quartz is a very on trend, and it’s not hard to see why. It has antimicrobial properties, and it’s incredibly durable. It might be utilitarian, but it’s also beautiful. This countertop option comes in a variety of shades to match your overall kitchen design, from neutrals like grays and taupes, to the colors of the rainbow.

spacious white kitchen with coffered ceiling


2. Functional Storage

While your cabinets might look pretty, you need them to work well for your needs. Fortunately, functional storage is very big this year, so you don’t have to sacrifice style for function, or vice versa. Gone are the days of wasted space. Opt for drawers and cabinets with dividers, pull out drawers for spices or pots and pans, and tray dividers. You might also consider a built-in pantry if you’re working with a small kitchen. Another functional option is a hidden wastebasket, which can include a hole in the countertop for easy disposal of cooking scraps.

3. Colored Cabinets

If you opt for a neutral countertop, you can have some fun with color by playing with the kitchen cabinets for your Western Springs home. Colored cabinets are another hot kitchen design trend for 2018. Adding a pop of color always creates a little drama and excitement, so don’t shy away from brighter or richer hues. Gray cabinets are very popular as are jewel tones like emerald green, plum purple, navy, and even black. If darker isn’t your style, opt for a brighter tone or a pastel.

country kitchen with white cabinets, light teal island, wood stools, white ceiling, and stainless steel appliances


4. Statement Appliances

It seems like stainless steel appliances have been to kitchen design go-to for many years, and they’re still a popular option. But for 2018, the trend is moving toward appliances that make a statement. You might prefer a different finish like black matte or dark gray tone. Another fun way to incorporate this kitchen trend is with modern pieces made to look like antiques. Vintage inspired refrigerators and stoves are on trend right now as well.

classic vintage kitchen white farmhouse sink


5. Smart Kitchens

Technology continues to advance, and it has now made its way into our kitchens. Our final 2018 kitchen design trend is the smart kitchen. Refrigerators can now tell you when you’re running low on groceries, and you can dictate your grocery list to a digital home assistant. You can also turn on the lights with a voice command and wave your hand in front of the faucet for running water. As you work with your kitchen designer, consider what technology would make life easier in this space.

modern kitchen with pendant lighting and statement countertop


Trust the Kitchen Design Experts

If you’re ready to turn your kitchen renovation ideas into action, contact the team at Meeder Design & Remodeling in Elmhurst, and we’ll help create a kitchen you can be proud to show off.

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