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5 Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Fads That’ll Stick Around for the Long Haul

You’re planning to make some changes to your kitchen and bathroom remodel. How will they improve the look and functionality of these areas? Both rooms are important to update every now and then because they’re frequently in use.

Maybe you want to switch out all the appliances and countertops. Or maybe you’ll go as far as to out everything out and replace everything with new products.

Whatever your final decision is, you should ensure it’s going to last a long time. In the following list, we put together five trends that are expected to stick around for many years.

Let’s have a look.

1. A Cleanly Kitchen

A well-organized kitchen with lots of cabinet and countertop space

No one likes a junky kitchen – not even a pack rat. What makes a kitchen cleanly is the amount of countertop and storage space that’s available. The less there is, the more crowded your kitchen may look.

And this is especially true if you like to keep a lot of appliances on the countertop. One way around this issue is to have additional countertops and cabinetry installed into your kitchen. If space allows, implementing a kitchen island would help to give you more room to organize.

The same goes for cabinets. You’ll need floor and/or wall space to make room for the added furniture. Another option is to go with cabinets that are larger in size.

Tidy kitchens will forever be in style, so you can’t go wrong here.

2. No More Color in the Kitchen

Kitchen with all white, all black or black and white colors

We’ll always have color-based trends that come and go. Following them is rarely a good idea because they go out of style quickly. However, the only two colors we see not going away anytime soon are black and white.

Some folks will opt for a traditional all white kitchen, while others go with a more modern look with the all black. It all comes down to your own personal preference and style.

If you can’t really decide between the two, then you can always go with both black and white. Do keep in mind that a white kitchen will require tedious cleaning to maintain. Yet, black appliances and cabinetry could mean more scratches to deal with.

3. Dark Wood Cabinets and Floors

Kitchen with dark wood cabinets

If you’re one of those people making over their white kitchen, then you know how tedious maintenance can be. For this reason, some may find dark wood varieties to be a better option.

But if you don’t want to completely remove the white from your kitchen, consider combining it with the dark wood. For instance, you can have your white cabinets combined with dark wood.

Some woods to consider include mahogany or zebra wood. These are specialty woods that can really add emphasis to your kitchen island.

4. Implementing Appliances that Blend In

Kitchen with built in appliances

Open kitchens that overlook the dining room or living room are very popular today. And because of this, folks are looking to make their kitchens fit with the rest of their home. One way to go about this is to install appliances in a way that they blend into the scene.

In other words, the appliances are more concealed. You may see a fridge that’s set into the wall versus extending from one. Induction cooktops are also growing in popularity because of its energy efficiency and seamless in kitchen designs.

5. Engineered Stone Countertops

Kitchen counters made with quartz

Engineered stone is the wave of the future. Stone will forever be a part of most kitchen and bathroom remodeling. But there’s currently a switch happening from granite to engineered quartz.

What makes quartz attractive is the fact it’s very durable, doesn’t stain and scratch and it can stand the test of time. You don’t have to seal it like you do with granite and other stone options.

Then the color varieties are quite extensive, based on the showroom you visit. It’s always a good idea to see your stone countertops in person before you buy.

Find a Showroom Near You

The next step in your kitchen redesign is to find a showroom near you. At Fairfax Kitchen and Bath, we have one you can visit. The products we have on display include countertops, sinks, faucets, tile and cabinetry.

Some of the brands we carry include Silestone, J and K Cabinets, Cambria, Caesarstone, MSI, Kitchenmaid, Wolf Cabinets, Fabuwood and Schrock Cabinets.

All the products we sell come with brand warranties.

Why Choose Fairfax Kitchen and Bath

Besides having a local showroom, Fairfax Kitchen and bath has a team of licensed, bonded and insured contractors. We’re here to help you with your kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects. This includes cities like Fairfax, Washington DC, Arlington, Springfield and Burke.

Not only do we install cabinets, countertops and tile into your home. But we fabricate them prior to the installation. This means you get everything done in one place. After spotting the materials and products you want to use, we will begin fabricating it swiftly.

We also work hard to have your bathroom and kitchen remodeling project completed quickly without sacrificing quality. When you work with Fairfax Kitchen and Bath, you’re gaining access to a highly skilled group of contractors.

You can also consult with our designers during the beginning phase to ensure you get a result you’ll really love.

Now’s the time to start planning your kitchen or bath remodel. Contact us today to get a free consultation!

I am a remodeling expert that loves to build beautiful homes. I write about our beautiful place in Fairfax and the homes that I have help over the years.

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