Trending Kitchen Upgrades for 2015

Refurbished Kitchen
Refurbished Kitchen

The kitchen party is back and it’s not just centered on gourmet meals. We are sharing a few of our favorite trends for the heart of your home. Whether you add one or all of them, we will help you take your kitchen from standard to stunning. Focusing on efficiency, personality and functionality.

What to add…

Make your kitchen the statement piece of your home with bold colors and off-setting neutrals.
Make your kitchen the statement piece of your home with bold colors and off-setting neutrals.

High-Tech Color – This contrasting additive will draw the eye and add visual life to this multi-purpose space. Painting cabinets with rich colors ranging from either bold and bright to dark and rich. Remember to keep things balanced, pairing neutrals with those spot-light-hogging colors will help keep the room design stay tastefully modern.

Hudson Valley Lighting- Altamont 1 Light Pendant for industrial kitchen design.
Hudson Valley Lighting- Altamont 1 Light Pendant for industrial kitchen design.

Industrial Lighting– Lighting is EVERYTHING! If you have a beautifully decorated kitchen and there isn’t clean, bright, well-lite surfaces you dropped the ball. One major trend in 2015 is the industrial-style elements. Here are just a Few finishes to keep an eye out for:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Black Steel
  • Copper or Brass
  • Wire caging
  • Rivets
  • Clear glass
  • Old fashioned light bulbs (Edison bulbs)
  • Industrial hardware

Stylish Islands- Your favorite prep station now has more than one job, besides serving, it’s also your new centerpiece. Transform your kitchen island to a home décor ‘culinary-base.’ Incorporate mirrors or clear doors to display well organized pots and pans. Get really creative and refurbish an unconventional piece of furniture (like a barn table) and add lower shelving space for an orderly kitchen.

Hidden Chargin Station
Hidden charging station keeps you connected without cluttering your kitchen.

Innovative Accessories- smart technology is at the center of almost everything we do, including cooking. We have Bluetooth-enabled cooking equipment. Think about adding a discreet charging station to a drawer in your kitchen. Another amazing ‘first-world’ must have is the Siemens’ multimedia ventilation hood. It has a 17-inch LCD screen with options to watch TV, DVD’s and listen to music. It also has halogen surface lights for optimal cooking lighting- meaning it will really enhance the look of your food.

Siemens Multimedia ventilation hood for the high tech kitchen.
Siemens Multimedia ventilation hood for the high tech kitchen.

Mastering Disguise– Less is more. Everyone who visits your home doesn’t need to see everything, including your kitchen- at first glance. When your kitchen becomes more popular with hosting, or limited real- estate in your home, double it as a bar or living room etc. This can happen by adding exquisite furniture and appliances that masque themselves or blend in.

Make your kitchen a socializing space with aesthetically-functional furniture.
Make your kitchen a socializing space with aesthetically-functional furniture.
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