The kitchen has been known as the focal point of many homes for quite some time. With people spending more time at home throughout the pandemic, the importance of the kitchen has become even more pronounced. In fact, the kitchen counter or table has even doubled as a work desk during business hours for many working remotely from home. Needless to say, homeowners are putting even more focus into this important room in the home.
With Americans entertaining and cooking more at home, we are certainly seeing this reflected in their kitchen renovation budgets. When space permits, homeowners are installing larger refrigerators, freezers, and sinks. In addition, a second oven or even dishwasher is not out of the ordinary.
As for kitchen colors, white continues to dominate for the time being. However, this is changing. We are beginning to see a shift towards additional color and warmth to give the room a more personalized look. Natural stones such as quartzite are even being utilized more.
When it comes to lighting in the kitchen, the options are endless. Of course, it is all about LED lighting though. Recent trends show that staggered lighting in layers as opposed to a trio pendants above an island is the latest thing.
The hottest new appliance in the kitchen seems to be the steam oven. Steam ovens are known to allow optimal vitamin retention and flavor and work as a steam, convection, and combination-steam cooking unit. In addition, many of these appliances are also smart devices that may be paired with a smartphone or tablet to allow more control options.
The kitchen has always been and will continue to be arguably the most important room in the home. It is for this reason that homeowners stay on top of the latest kitchen design trends. If you are considering listing your home for sale, this is one room that you will certainly want to bring up to date. Upon entering a home, the kitchen is oftentimes one of the first impressions that buyers get during a home showing. Open floor concepts that allow for entertaining will also continue to be highly desired.
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