Top Kitchen Cabinet and Lighting trends for 2017

If you are looking to update your kitchen space this year, then you will want to know about all the latest trends for new kitchens. Here is some of the best advice we have received when it comes to making updates and changes to any kitchen area. If you keep these in mind while creating your new kitchen design, then you will create a kitchen that is both modern as well as classic.

Specialized storage – Now you no longer have to settle for one size fits all cabinets. Many cabinet distributors can order custom sizes for each individual kitchen. This allows you to maximize the use that you would get out of a particular space. So you can put in narrower drawers to hold the lids for your pots and pans, or you can create a larger pullout cabinet that can hold your recycling and your trash cans. If you find in your current kitchen that you do not use certain cabinets because they are an inconvenient size, then you now have the freedom to change that. Some cabinet distributors even have the ability to create built in knife blocks in the drawers or even a built in spice rack. This allows you to free up valuable countertop space.

Choose kitchen cabinets that stretch to the ceiling. Another dated trend in older home is cabinets that were installed about 12 inches down from the ceiling. No one knows why or how this trend caught on, but it destroyed precious storage space in the kitchen. Many homeowners attempted to compensate by using the space created on top of the cabinets as a shelf to display rarely used kitchen items, but that ended up just creating more work for them. Instead of having access to more space to store kitchen items, they now had an extra chore of climbing up and dusting the items that were sitting out in the open air.

Get rid of the microwave over the stove. Microwaves that were installed over the stove were a huge fad in the 90’s and there are still a lot of homes that are holding out with this style, but it is old and dated, and it does not contribute anything to the sophistication of a kitchen. Use that area instead to create more storage options by installing more kitchen cabinets, or install a custom hood for your range. The final look will be more classic as well as more modern, and you will avoid looking like a home that was ripped out of a 1999 home catalog.

Select home lighting fixtures that make a statement. A unique fixture or set of fixtures is a great way to make a kitchen stand out. They are also easy to change up down the road, so you do not have to worry about falling into the fad trap of choosing a style that is super popular right now but will look dated in a few years. You can easily change up the fixtures again down the road at a fraction of the price that it would cost you to swap out larger things like cabinets and appliances.