Are you considering remodeling your kitchen, bath, or other spaces within your home? If so, you’re not alone. Savvy homeowners know that a well-designed remodel can provide years of enjoyment and has the potential to add value to your home. With so many options, deciding what design elements work best for your home can be difficult. But don’t worry, Janine Severyns, head designer at Kane Home Cabinetry and Design, has compiled a list of 5 timeless, inspirational updates.
1. Butler’s Pantries Are Back
Butler’s pantries are increasing in popularity with homeowners who want a functional yet stylish way to store items and entertain guests. The key is customization. You can choose from a variety of materials, colors, and finishes that will make your pantry unique and special. Consider custom cabinetry with pull-out drawers for easy access, open shelving, glass-front cabinets, and appliances (ice maker, sink, dishwasher, etc.)
2. Simple Trim is Timeless
If you’re looking to create an atmosphere of calm sophistication throughout your home, simple trim with clean lines is the way to go. Instead of ornate crown molding or baseboards that draw attention away from the rest of the room, try opting for sleek trim that blends seamlessly into the surroundings. Updating your trim will provide a fresh look and help your space feel larger. Trim is a subtle design feature that adds a touch of elegance without taking away from the overall look and feel of the space.
3. LED Lighting Will Shine in 2023
LED lighting has steadily gained popularity for its energy-saving features and extended bulb lifespan. It’s the perfect choice if you’re looking to combine style with function. There are numerous LED light options that can add an illumination focus to your cabinets, accent walls, or to ceilings. Plus, they look great when used as task lighting above sinks and countertops. With LED lights, you can customize the brightness levels and the color temperature to create the perfect ambiance in each room.
4. Slab Backsplashes are Stylish and Functional
Slab backsplashes are one of today’s most desired home design trends, especially when it comes to kitchens. Slabs are large sheets, similar to countertops, laid out on walls that create a seamless, stylish, and practical look. They come in various colors, textures, and materials, with natural quartz stone being the most popular. With so many choices, you can find something that fits your aesthetic perfectly without worrying about grout lines disrupting the flow of your design scheme.
5. Welcome Guests with a Coffee or Cocktail Bar
A coffee or cocktail bar provides the perfect combination of style and convenience while giving your space an inviting feel. You can opt for a wet bar with cabinets, a sink, a refrigerator, and a wine cooler that’s perfect for entertaining guests. Or, if you’re looking for something you can use daily, consider adding a coffee station. Imagine shelves stocked with mugs, coffee beans, creamers, and syrups nearby for you and your guests to enjoy. Either way, designing an area for beverages will add flair to the room and keep your drinks organized.
If you’re remodeling, consider incorporating some of these timeless trends into your design. Whether you want to create a modern or classic space, these elements can help you achieve an updated look that’s functional and that you’ll love coming home to every day.
If you need help making your vision a reality, our qualified kitchen designers are happy to chat about your specific project needs. Schedule a free consultation today, and let us help you bring your dream home to life.
Kane Home Cabinetry is a premier kitchen and bath design boutique with a showroom located in the heart of St. Charles, Illinois. We design and install custom kitchens, baths, and work areas that are as functional as they are beautiful.