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6 Kitchen Trends That Can’t Go Wrong

Kitchen remodeling is a big commitment. You should maкe the right choices, because every inappropriate selection will make you unhappy afterwards. Simply following a trend that will be out of sync in a few years is not an option. Instead, you should look at the trends in terms of the value they add to your home. Here are presented six popular trends which are both tendencies and have styling power, because they address lifestyle needs and convenience, and even savings. You'll enjoy your kitchen for many years.

1. Want Colors? Go For Neutral Gray

The popularity of lustrous, sophisticated gray color schemes is soaring. According to interior designers, gray is the quickest-growing color scheme for kitchens in 2015. However, it can be tricky. It should be wisely chosen according to the climates. If you live in cold, cloudy climates, when picking gray, combine it with warm materials like wood cabinets or pair with hot colors like red or yellow. That way, gray won't appear so frozen. On the flip side, gray can stay very cool in sunny, hot climates. It will be like a breath of fresh air.

2. You Won’t Go Wrong With White

White kitchens couldn't get more popular. Actually, they could. The predilection for white cabinets continues to soar. Do you know that 67% of National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) members say white is their top choice for cabinets? In 2015 the main spotlight was layering white on white, for instance, white backsplashes beneath white cabinets on white countertops.

Moreover, Whirlpool’s White Ice collection, was honored for the first appliance exterior to rival stainless steel. Besides, white appliances are easier to keep clean than stainless. Their new icy look can blend into contemporary styles, because it's simple and easy compatible with all interior choices.

3. Embrace Smaller Appliances

Small is big these days. Many people are installing tiny kitchens which will save space and still look mod, especially owners of multi-generational homes or retirees. These kitchens have a two-burner cooktop, combo microwave/convection oven, 18-inch dishwasher, and a refrigerator drawer. One of the leading brands in appliance development is working on creating a 6-foot-wide kitchen made from drawers. Just have in mind that small is not always equivalent to cheap.

4. Choose Quartz Counters

In 2015 quartz was trendier than granite. It's the toughest countertop material and it's also very durable to scratches and burns. Crushed quartz stone mixed with resin is used for producing a wide range of countertops. They can be easily maintained and unlike granite, quartz don't have to be sealed annually to prevent stains.

5. Invest in LEDs

These days, ribbons of LEDs are showing up everywhere, even in kitchen places. They can be easily installed on the inside of cabinet doors or on the ceilings.

Moreover, LED rope or cove lights are gaining in more popularity because:

- you can be very creative about where to install them;

- they come in a variety of colors;

- they emit no heat, so they won't burn your cabinets or walls;

- they are energy efficient, lasting 50,000 hours on average.

Besides, their price is going down, making them more affordable for the average homeowner.

6. Install a Touch-Activated Faucet

Touch-activated faucets became a must for every kitchen. In 2015 their popularity jumped to 30% from 20% the year before. Yes, they cost a lot of money, but they come in handy when you've got dirty or for those of you who refuse to turn water on and off between household tasks, because it's a lot of hassle. But as water becomes scarcer, anything that could save gallons and reduce your water bills, will be of great use.

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