A kitchen with dark wood floors, white cabinets, simple and clean stainless steel finishes. The large island has white full-back seating for 6, and a black with white swirls marble counter-top.

A recent analysis of kitchen trends by one of the largest manufacturers of kitchen cabinets in North America offers some interesting insights to help you plan your kitchen remodel.

59% of kitchen renovations involve changing the kitchen’s footprint to be more open and to include other rooms in the home.
49% of kitchen remodels increase the kitchen size.
Islands continue to be among the most requested feature. The most popular uses of islands are as follows:

  • entertaining
  • seating
  • meal preparation

A kitchen with dark wood floors, white cabinets, simple and clean stainless steel finishes. The large island has white full-back seating for 6, and a black with white swirls marble counter-top.

The hottest kitchen technology trends include:

  • Designated charging stations in the kitchen
  • Integrated cabinet lighting
  • Smart appliances
  • Voice activated controls
  • Automated cabinet opening
  • Smart phone wireless controls

The top design motifs for 2018 are:

  • Contemporary
  • Transitional
  • Farmhouse
  • Industrial
  • Rustic

A kitchen with off-white to cream cabinets in a U with hardwood floors.

Mixing materials is another hot trend with 49% of designers stating that they believe mixing an opaque with a stain is a top 2018 trend.
Another hot trend is a contemporary look that mixes metals with traditional accent pieces.
Cherry and maple continue to dominate stained cabinet sales, but there is a growing trend for wood finishes that show more grain and character.

Trends on the watch list include:

  • Metal accents
  • Contrasting finishes
  • Walnut
  • Dramatic textures
  • Light filled spaces
  • Feminine influences
  • Greige tones

The leading cabinet enhancements are:

  • Wide/deeper drawers with organizers
  • Floating/open shelves
  • Built-in appliances
  • Integrated cabinet lighting
  • Built-in seating

To learn how you can capitalize on new technologies, storage solutions and the latest industry trends to help create a dream kitchen, please give us a call at 401-463-1550 or visit our showroom at 139 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI.