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7 Kitchen Remodeling Trends May 6, 2019

West Haven, New Haven County
7 Kitchen Remodeling Trends , West Haven, Connecticut

If you are considering a kitchen remodeling project this year, it’s worth learning about what’s trending in design for this critical part of your home. Whether your style is rustic or modern, there are a variety of ways to transform your kitchen and make it stylish and functional. Below are several trends to keep in mind.

Kitchen Design Ideas to Consider This Year

1. Dark Flooring & Light Cabinets

Light colored cabinets and subtle paint on walls make for a clean, fresh kitchen. To add a pop of color, choose darker flooring; this creates an interesting contrast. Select rich patterns or a dark finish to add warmth to a bright, light palette.

2. Open Shelving

Display your plates and glasses as well as any interesting kitchen gadgets with open shelving. Not only will this make finding what you need easier, but it will also allow your wall colors to continue without being blocked by cabinets. You can showcase antiques and trinkets on higher shelves to embellish the decor.

3. Dark or Black Appliances

kitchen remodelingWhile stainless steel and white have been popular for some time, a new trend for kitchen remodeling projects is going dark for appliances. Choose black or slate gray for a sleek, sophisticated look as well as an exciting contrast to lighter colors already in place.

4. Colorful Upholstery

For kitchen chairs, benches, and island stools, opt for bright, colorful upholstery. Both solids and patterns are welcoming and will add visual interest when paired with neutrals, black, and white cabinets and counters.

5. Butcher Block Countertops

Butcher block countertops provide rustic warmth to your kitchen remodeling design. They are also durable and low-maintenance, as long as you clean them regularly and periodically apply a mineral oil coating.

6. Two-Toned Look

Your cabinets do not have to be uniform. Use a two-toned pattern in contrasting colors like white and black or either shade with gray. You can even have one color on top and another on the bottom to play with the concept.

7. Mix Up Metal

Stainless steel is still a popular choice for hardware, fixtures, and even your oven’s hood. Choose a bold option like copper or brass to give your metal components an exciting flair.


When you are ready to begin your kitchen remodeling project and need a plumber to install your appliances and fixtures, call Joseph G. Michel & Sons. Located in New Haven County, CT, for more than 80 years, these plumbing contractors offer residents everything from drain cleaning and water heater repair to kitchen and bathroom renovation services. They also provide emergency plumbing services. Call (203) 933-7931 for a free estimate, or stop by their website to read more helpful tips.

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