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What’s Hot And What’s Not

kitchen design ogden, kitchen remodel ogdenOver the past few decades, the kitchen has transformed from a room you wanted to keep hidden in the back of your home to a focal point where you spend most of your time creating new memories. The kitchen has undergone quite the metamorphism from the caterpillar to the butterfly. As the kitchen has become more prominent in Ogden homes, there have been waves of fads that have come and gone and design trends that have stuck around for the long haul. So what fads should you ignore and what trends can help give your kitchen the boost it needs? Swift Restoration is here to shed some light on what’s hot and what’s not in today’s society.

The “Hot”

Statement floors

Forget statement walls — 2018 will be about statement floors. From bold colored geometric tiles to soft herringbone-style hardwoods. Expect to see fab floors everywhere next year, especially in bathrooms and laundry rooms. They’re a great way to make a small room pop, without adding clutter.

Light Wood Cabinets

Homeowners are gravitating toward medium and light wood cabinets, particularly with flat fronts and clean lines. The warmth, texture and natural element wood cabinets help make space feel more inviting.

Open Layouts

More and more Ogden homeowners are tearing down walls, creating a more open and inviting environment. Kitchen isolation is a thing of the past and we’re pretty sure open layouts are here to stay.

Deep Kitchen Sinks

A function is a trend that is consistent with designs throughout the entire home. The kitchen sink is no exception. Large kitchen sinks that can accommodate large pots and pans are in the kitchens most wanted list these days.

The “Not”

All-White Kitchens

This fad was popular last year, and it seems to be fading. According to Zillow, homes that have kitchens with color tend to sell more frequently and at higher prices. If you’ve ever had an all-white kitchen you may have experienced the frustration of keeping everything clean. All-white surfaces start to look dirty and dingy quickly.

Allover Wallpaper

There are plenty of great ways to utilize wallpaper in your kitchen’s design. The days of floor to ceiling floral wallpapered kitchens are numbered. Wallpapering your entire kitchen can cause a headache later down the road when you decide you want to switch things up. Or when you decide it’s time to get your home ready to sell. If you are dead set on having wallpaper in your kitchen, consider using subtle wallpaper designs or using wallpaper as an accent on a single wall in the kitchen for that extra “pop.”

The Kitchen Desk

Adding a desk to the kitchen was insanely popular in the early 2010’s, mainly because most family life revolves around the kitchen and technology has become a large part of most of our lives. The problem with having a desk in the kitchen is that it ends up with stacks of papers and clutter that you don’t want to see. It’s like that junk drawer that collects random trinkets over the years.

The trends and fads listed above are only a small fraction of what’s out there today. If you are looking for new ideas or need help with what you should avoid, contact Swift Restoration. Our experts have designed kitchens for hundreds of Ogden residents.