If your kitchen renovation is high on the priority list this year, you may want to check out this article before you start.
Kitchens are one of the most costly areas of the home to renovate, and something a lot of homeowners only tackle once (maybe twice) in their lifetime. In this two-part article, we will discuss the trends that may be on their way out in 2023, how to decide which trend or design is right for you, and where to go for assistance from the professionals.
Kitchen Trends that May Be On Their Way Out
Choosing the design or trend you want to follow is paramount, especially if you don’t intend on revamping the space in a couple of years, or want to potentially increase your resale value.
In this section, we’ll break down ten of the kitchen trends that were once popular but may now make your home seem dated.
1. All White Kitchens
Once upon a time, all white kitchens were all the rage. They were everywhere, and loved for their sleek, clean look.
While there is nothing wrong with the all-white kitchen per se, their popularity is one of the reasons new homeowners are looking to steer away from the trend.
Sure, they look great, but do you really want a kitchen that everyone else has? Or would you prefer to inject a little of your own style into your home with something more custom, easier to clean and suited to your lifestyle?
2. Open Shelving
Open shelving can look great in a home, but it’s not for everyone.And when you have too much open shelving you run the risk of everyone always seeing every little thing, which has to be clean, tidy and show-ready.
Thich can become a problem if you’re time poor, looking for somewhere to hide those appliances you no longer use, or have chipped that special dinner set Grandma gave you for your wedding.
3. Chimney Style Range Hoods
Chimney style range hoods give your kitchen a commercial or professional feel. But it does tend to take up a lot of space, and can date your home if you aren’t careful.
These days, a lot of people prefer a more slim-line look. This gives you the ability to make use of the space above your rangehood with additional cabinetry or storage for the things you don’t use as often.
4. Closed Off Kitchens
Closed off kitchens are polarising, and something not a lot of new homeowners would even think of doing in their kitchen. But, in the midst of COVID-19 waves and an emphasis on social distancing, a lot of renovators were wanting to close the space to improve hygiene.
The thing is, the trend had almost had its day before it even enjoyed its comeback so if you want to renovate for resale, it might be best to steer clear of this one.
5. Farmhouse Kitchens
Much like all-white kitchens, farmhouse kitchens are a fantastic design choice when done right. But again, their decrease in popularity comes from the fact that they seem to be the it trend, which kind of turns people off.
6. Stainless Steel or Monochrome Kitchens
Colour is having its time in the sun in 2023, so many people are steering clear of the stainless steel or monochrome kitchens that used to be so popular.
Or, rather than having a full-colour kitchen, they are looking to mix things up with white, black or stainless steel countertops and add a pop of colour to give your kitchen a bit of an edge.
7. Faux Wood Tile
Warmer kitchens that take advantage of natural resources are becoming more and more popular these days, but a way to get around this is using faux wood or wood-look tile.
Now, savvy renovators are steering away from this workaround and taking the time to invest in natural materials like oak or something similar to truly give their home that inside-outside living appeal.
8. Waterfall Benchtops
In the right home, waterfall benchtops can look amazing. The issue comes in their cost. Waterfall benchtops can be extremely expensive, and not something a lot of people want to invest in when they aren’t as unique as they once were.
9. Matte Black Hardware & Tapware
Remember when matte black hardware and tapware was the thing? Well, it had its time and now it’s over, so including them in your new kitchen is a quick way to date it.
10. Cabinets That Stop Short of Ceilings
Cabinets that don’t reach the ceiling may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but how much storage space are you losing by having them? Not to mention the fact that the top of the cabinets are probably something you avoid or haven’t thought of cleaning, which means your kitchen may be somewhat unhygienic.
How to Decide Which Trend is Right for You & Where to Go for Assistance [H2]
Of course all of this information is entirely subjective and everyone is entitled to their own opinion when it comes to the design of their new kitchen.
But, if you’re struggling with your design, or don’t know where to go for the latest fixtures and fittings, contact the team at Builders Discount Warehouse today.
For expert help with your kitchen renovation and accessories, contact us today.