7 Kitchen Trends to Watch For In 2017

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 at 8:50am.

Kitchen Trends to watch for in 2017

Renovating your kitchen is a great way to improve your life and add value to your home. Typically, kitchen trends change more quickly than other rooms in the home, so it’s easy to become a little overwhelmed when it comes to planning your kitchen remodel.

You might be asking yourself, which trends are worth investing in and which should be left behind? Here’s our guide to 7 of the biggest kitchen trends to watch for in 2017:

1. Function Over Form

Many hardware and cabinet designers are streamlining their products, creating hydraulic cabinets and drawers with damping. This modern take on cabinets and drawers allows homeowners to open and close their drawers with the push of a button. These futuristic features are great for maximizing space in small kitchens and pushing your kitchen into the future.

2. Gray is the New White

In 2016, white was the go-to color for kitchens. In 2017, we’re keeping the same neutral palette, however, we are moving towards shades of gray. This calming color is perfect for the hectic hustle and bustle of the kitchen and it also helps provide the perfect background for our next trend.

3. Pops of Color

Although neutrals are still very much in style, we are seeing pops of color in the kitchen for 2017. Whether you’re experimenting with Greenery – the Pantone Color of the Year – or you prefer another favorite hue, don’t be afraid to add a splash of brightness to your room.

4. Automation

Sticking with the trend of futuristic functionality, automation is gaining popularity with kitchen fixtures and appliances. Enjoy the ease and simplicity of a motion-sensor faucet or meat thermometers that send a message to your phone when the roast is ready.

5. Industrial Appliances

Nothing is more convenient to the at-home chef than a sturdy range and oversized oven. Commercial-grade appliances and features are gaining popularity in residential kitchens. These appliances provide quality-cooking surfaces and look great in any kitchen.

6. Cast-Iron Apron Sinks

Many people will argue that this timeless classic never really went out of style, but for 2017, we’re seeing apron sinks take on new life with gorgeous colors. Whether you choose a vibrant hue or understated neutral, an apron sink in your kitchen is functional and beautiful.

7. Bold Architectural Shapes

In the past, faucets and fixtures were designed to have an organic look to them. Curved edges and smooth lines are giving way to bold architecturally inspired fixtures. Square faucets and simple lines lend a minimalist feeling to any kitchen.

Thinking of renovating your kitchen before selling in 2017? Call 800-226-4717 today to speak with the real estate experts at My Santa Cruz Real Estate.

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