The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home. It serves as a gathering place for family and friends to enjoy a meal together. Kitchens also get the most traffic and experience quite a bit of wear and tear. If your kitchen is less than functional or lacks style, it might be time for an update to bring it into the 21st century. A kitchen remodel is one of the best updates that you can make to your home.
Since kitchen designs change dramatically throughout the years, it is a good idea to stay up-to-date with the latest trends as they often include new materials and technology that can really enhance your kitchen remodel. Here are some of the best kitchen remodeling trends for 2017.
Gray Is In
Whether you want to update your walls, floor or cabinets, you cannot go wrong with gray. This neutral color has been gaining popularity for several years now. In fact, gray is the fastest-growing color scheme for kitchens, according to designers. Gray is very versatile and pairs well with soft, warm browns and beiges. It also looks great with bold colors like yellows and red. There are few other colors that have this level of versatility.
More Smart Technology
Smart technology is taking over our homes and our kitchens. Soon, every inch of our homes will be connected to the internet. We live in the age where our cutlery is enabled with Bluetooth and our refrigerators connect to the internet. This technology makes life much easier too. If you forget your grocery list, you can remotely view your refrigerator's contents while at the store to see if you need to pick up milk. Home buyers are also looking for homes that feature smart technology. According to the Chicago Tribune, 57 percent of home buyers would prefer a home that has smart technology already in place.
More Eco-Friendly Finishes
More and more consumers are moving towards more sustainable and eco-friendly products. Kitchens are the latest rooms in the home that are reflecting this shift. Expect to see a lot more eco-friendly finishes in 2017, such as bamboo, cork, wicker and clay.