Your kitchen is your haven. The better designed it is, the more you’ll want to spend time there and cook healthy food. If it’s poorly designed, however, you won’t want to spend any time in there at all.
To ensure that you have a neat, productive kitchen, try leveraging these ten timeless trends.
First and foremost, minimalism will always be a timeless kitchen design trend. If you aren’t yet familiar with this trend, take some time to understand the minimalist design philosophy.
Minimalism is fairly self-explanatory. It’s all about doing with less. It’s all about keeping around only the absolute minimum of that which we require to live our lives. It’s a brilliant philosophy to apply to the kitchen in your home, because kitchens are probably the most clutter-prone room to have ever existed!
Instead of having a hundred cheap items, minimalism focuses on buying just a few good products that you’ll be able to use for everything. The minimalist design philosophy not only looks beautiful, but will also help you to keep your attention on the matter at hand: food preparation.
By removing all of the clutter and that which creates distraction, you’ll give yourself a productive, distraction-free environment to cook up some creative culinary creations.
2. A Backsplash
Having a backsplash in your kitchen will never go out of style. Nothing quite highlights the backdrop of your kitchen quite as well as the right backsplash.
However, there certainly are ways to do a backsplash wrong. Firstly, you don’t want the backsplash to be harsh and contrasting that it draws so much attention to itself that you don’t even look at the rest of the room’s design. Instead, the backsplash should serve just to highlight the rest of the room’s decor.
In addition, skip the all-white backsplashes. Because the area in which you’ll install your backsplash is the most dirt-prone area of your kitchen, an all-white backsplash will be particularly difficult to maintain.
3. Magnetic Knife Strip
A magnetic knife strip looks sexy as all hell and is the perfect way to store your knives. Need we say more?
4. Custom Cabinetry
Custom cabinetry can do a lot to make your kitchen feel like home. A kitchen is one of the most personal spaces in your house, so you want to make sure that it’s as custom-built for you as possible.
And as an added plus, if you’re any good with a mitre saw and woodworking, then you could even save a ton of money by DIYing this!
Create custom cabinets to match the rest of your kitchen’s decor. Too often, the cabinets that come built in by the home’s contractors are far too drab and boring to match your personal style. Not only will get you the benefit of added storage space, but you can also make some cabinets that are uniquely yours.
5. Matching Metal Accents
One of the things that take a kitchen design from good to great are matching metal accents. On your cabinet handles, kitchen sink, faucets, and magnetic knife strips, all of the metal should be matching.
This helps provide an integrated color theme that looks gorgeous when done well. Another side benefit is that the metal accents are probably the cheapest decor idea on this list, but can still have a massive impact! Talk about bang for buck.
6. Motion-Sensing Under-Cabinet Lights
The benefit of placing motion-sensing lights under your cabinets is threefold.
First, it’s one of the best ways to help your home go green and reduce its carbon footprint. With motion sensing lights, you’ll ensure that you never waste any electricity in the kitchen, reducing your fossil fuel consumption.
Second, placing the lights under the cabinets will ensure that whenever you hit up the kitchen for a late night snack, you don’t have to turn on the main light and be blinded by it. And whenever you’re preparing some food during the day, you’ll ensure that you have more than adequate lighting when otherwise it might stay dark under the cabinets with just the ceiling light.
Third, motion-sensing lights that turn on automatically when you approach are a brilliant way to show off your design sense to the folks you have over.
7. Marble Countertops
Marble will simply never go out of style. It goes with everything, feels great to the touch, and is easy to clean. Marble countertops are 100% the way to go for your kitchen.
8. Double Islands with Waterfall Edges
Nowadays, eating has become a more casual event in the household. Gone are the days when every meal was served at the formal dining table. Now, families are more inclined to throw something together on the kitchen island. It’s a great place to have casual mealtime conversation without feeling too formal or too stuffed.
That’s why double islands are always going to be a classic design move. Oversized islands ensure that you have enough space to both prepare food and eat it on your island. Waterfall edges also meant that you can put some bar stools nearby so that your guests don’t have to eat standing up.
9. Integrated Appliances
Few things can ruin the overall design look of an area than a mismatched appliance Whether it’s a refrigerator, microwave, or dishwasher, the stark metal of a standard appliance against the rest of the backdrop of your minimalist kitchen will make it stick out like a sore thumb.
That’s precisely why integrated appliances continue to be a timeless kitchen design trend. Despite their cost, they could be well worth it if you just can’t stand how those fridge handles throw off your kitchen’s aesthetic.
10. All-White Themes
Last but not least, all-white themes for your kitchen will never go out of style. In keeping with the minimalism design philosophy, an all-white theme helps you focus on what’s important: the few pieces in your kitchen that should highlight your design philosophy.
An all-white kitchen feels modern and sleek. Just ensure that you’ve got your backsplash in some other color, as we discussed above!
Timeless Trends for a Modern Kitchen Design
With these timeless trends under your belt, you’re all ready to turn your kitchen design into a beautiful modern masterpiece. Let us know what projects you’re planning on doing in the comments below!
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