Remodeling a kitchen can be fun and exciting, but it can also be confusing. One of the things you may need to decide is if you prefer a more timeless look in your kitchen or want to go the trendy route. Before you make the decision, you need to know some facts about each decorating style.
Trendy vs. Timeless
A timeless kitchen can be described as one with core elements that won’t need to be changed in less than ten years. The core elements include flooring, countertops and cabinets that are extremely well-crafted and stick to basic designs that have been used in kitchens for decades. Colors are often neutral and cabinets are simple, yet sturdy. Trendy kitchens include elements that are popular at that moment, but may not withstand the test of time. In the past, these have included wrought iron accents, glazed or ornate cabinets and appliances in colors like avocado or gold.
Benefits of Trendy Kitchens
Because a trendy kitchen looks like those featured in magazines and on television, they do offer better curb appeal for buyers. Your kitchen will look modern and up-to-date. In addition, many trends become timeless while others make a repeat performance many decades later. Things like stripes, polka dots and chevrons are trending today but have been popular in kitchen design in the past as well.
Problems with Trendy Kitchens
The biggest problems with creating a trendy kitchen may not be trendy in a year. Trends have a habit of going out of style and some of them do so fairly quickly. If you think back to kitchens during the 1970s, you get an idea of how trends can go out of style and give your kitchen a dated look sooner than you would like. Trends can also be more expensive because you will want to update every few years.
Benefits of Timeless Kitchens
Timeless kitchens are cost-effective even though high-quality kitchen features are more expensive. This is because they will not need to be replaced as quickly, saving you money over the long run. Most home buyers prefer kitchens with a timeless look because they understand they can add trends that meet their decorating style. It is much easier to add trendy accents in a timeless kitchen than to add timeless accents in a trendy kitchen.
Problems with Timeless Kitchens
One of the most common statements made about timeless kitchens is that they seem boring. As mentioned, they are also more expensive initially because the kitchen features are much more durable. However, it is possible to find high-quality kitchen cabinets, flooring and appliances that won’t break the bank if you shop around.
The best option is to create a kitchen that is a blend of trendy and timeless elements. Open shelving has been used in kitchens for centuries and is a current trend. It is possible to use a cabinet box to create an open look but arranged so that adding doors down the road is an easy task. You can add charging stations for electronics even if your kitchen is designed with a country farmhouse theme. Televisions in kitchens have been trending for many years and today there are options that allow the television to be hidden or collapsed to open up counterspace.
Whether your taste leans toward today’s trends or you prefer a kitchen that is more timeless, we can help you achieve your dream. Contact us by filling out the simple form or give us a call today to learn more.