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10 Kitchen Trends That Are Here to Stay

Looking to redecorate your kitchen in 2018? You have probably spent your last weeks’ researching kitchen trends and viewing kitchen designs on the Internet. Before you finalise your new kitchen plan, we recommend you to give this redecoration a careful thought if you want it to last for years to come. It is easy to be lured by the latest fashion and choose a kitchen style or elements that will become out-dated in a couple of years. To avoid that, consider the following kitchen trends that are here to stay:

 

1.      Quartz Countertops

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Image Source: Graniterra

Quartz countertops are often compared to the classical granite ones and win the battle for offering the following advantages: increased flexibility, not requiring sealing and maintenance, being very durable and stain-resistant, and being slightly more affordable.

2.      Open layouts

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Image Source: Mascord

Combining your kitchen with your eating or living area helps creating a beautiful and cohesive space and also offers the illusion of a larger home.

3.      Induction cooking

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Image Source: Appliances Connection

Induction cooking has become increasingly popular in the last years due to the multiple benefits provided by this technology: getting instant heat, saving energy by heating the cookware only, being safer for children and being easier to clean. Not to mention that induction stoves look so elegant and sleek!

4.      Single-level islands

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There are two types of kitchen islands: single and two-level. The first solution is more pleasing to the eye and provides an overall smoother aspect of your kitchen.

5.      Integrated appliances

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Image Source: Sisane.com

You will probably want to hide your appliances in your kitchen cabinets for the same reason that you will choose a single-level island: creating cleaner, uninterrupted lines for your kitchen design. Appliances should match your kitchen style as much as possible or not even be noticeable.

6.      White kitchens

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Image Source: tjihome

When it comes to kitchen trends, there is one style that will never go out of fashion: white kitchens. White furniture is beautiful and stylish and makes spaces look friendlier and larger. You may see it as impractical, but high-quality kitchen furniture is covered with gloss which allows you to easily clean it of dust.

7.      Clean-lined design

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Image Source: TheLuxPad

All the kitchen trends presented in this article have one thing in common, they help achieving a clean, simple design, which is less likely to go out of fashion. Too much clutter and broken lines are disturbing to the eye and are usually seen in perishing design trends.

8.      Wood or wood-alike floors

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Image Source: Archivosweb

Natural or natural-resembling surfaces and materials will never go out of fashion because they are tasteful and constant everywhere on this planet. Don’t worry if you can’t afford real wood,  a faithful imitation will do the trick as well.

9.      Big, practical sinks

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Image Source: Chinese Furniture Shop

Submerging a large roasting pan when you wash the dishes is a breeze when you have a big kitchen sink. Not to mention you won’t splash your kitchen countertop anymore by washing as little as a small tea cup.

10.      Stainless steel appliances

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Image Source: The CSS Blog

These kitchen appliances come with multiple advantages: resisting constant messy use, not attracting lingering germs, suiting multiple decors due to its neutral look, and easily finding coordinating items in the same finish.

The timelessness of these kitchen trends comes from their practicality and simple design; by incorporating these elements into your design, your kitchen will keep its look fresh and relevant throughout the years.

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