Kitchens are undeniably the heart of today’s homes so, understandably, you want your kitchen to look its best.  Whether you are in the market for a total re-do, or perhaps just a few modifications to freshen up your space, here are some design trends that can help be your guide………furthermore contact Thomas Interiors +Design, to achieve your “Inspired Kitchen Design”, that encompasses all functional and aesthetically pleasing trends while embodying your own personal style!

Light and Simple
A kitchen that will forever remain timeless……is a white (or off-white) transitional design. Shaker-style doors painted in various shades of white create a light and clean look, providing a versatile and everlasting design that will be admired for years to come.

Brass is Back
Sometimes the best décor trends are seen in the details. Brass is no exception to this rule. Luxe metallics; silver, chrome and stainless steel are three common finishes used in decor, but now bronze will have its moment to shine!
The warm and earthy tones add dimension, depth and a sense of old-fashioned elegance to any space and can be incorporated into a variety of styles.

Efficiency Within
A couple of decades ago, kitchen cabinets were well-equipped if they included a lazy susan or a pots and pan drawer bank. Now storage options have come along way and in a lot of cases are what makes the functionality of the kitchen so successful. Pullout spice racks, double stacked cutlery/utensil drawers and specialty Lemans corner pull-outs are just to name a few. Every square inch of your cabinetry can now be utilized in an extremely efficient way……you just have to decide what fun things you want to store in each of them!

Eye Candy
As they always say “the eye eats first”! To keep us excited and inspired in a kitchen, wall-to-wall cabinetry should incorporate different elements to break up the space. Glass-front cabinetry doors, open shelving and drawers eliminate a room full of heavy cabinetry, but still provide effective storage and leave us wanting more.

Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinetry
Say goodbye to the days when ugly bulkheads where installed with minimal purpose, other than to conceal a pipe or two. The benefits of designing to the ceiling are plentiful. It can add much needed storage to any space and conceal those unsightly but necessary pipes to the second floor with extended crown moulding details. Not to mention it gives any space a grand and open feel, particularly when combined with large windows and great lighting.

Reclaimed Wood
Reclaimed wood is a trend that is here to stay for a long time….and for good reasons. Using reclaimed wood not only decreases what goes into our landfills, but it brings a history, texture, interest and warmth not only into a kitchen, but throughout the entire home. Nothing beats the patina and rich tones that it encompasses, even a simple panel or shelf introduces a unique, natural element to a kitchen. This trend can be used throughout various styles from traditional to contemporary…….making reclaimed wood even more attractive!!!

Pop of Colour
Don’t be afraid to show off your personality in your kitchen. This can be achieved through a variety of ways when designing a perfect space. Adding a colour accent to glass-front cabinet interiors, an island with a paint accent or a bold wallpaper can all make large statements. Or simply create colour accents through contrasting accessories. Its really up to you and how bold you want to go.

Furniture Inspired
The hub of the home has and will always be the kitchen. Through a variety of ways made available, different elements of the kitchen can be designed as pieces of furniture, not just workstations. Some pieces are freestanding, while others are imitating the look of buffets and tables. This design element allows you, the homeowner, to bring in your own personal touch to the kitchen and creates a treasured space that the whole family can enjoy, rather than just a functional space.