Trends signify new things, and in terms of kitchen remodeling, they are a great starting point for forward-looking design ideas. However, it’s easy to fall into “trend traps”, and if you’re not careful, your trendy kitchen may look dated in a few years. We offer some expert tips on how to avoid trend traps.
What Is a Trend Trap?
Trends indicate the rise in popularity of just about anything. In kitchen remodeling, this could be a color palette, a new backsplash material or a new cooking or food prepping implement. When considering trends, take into account how popular it was over the past few years. If it’s a sudden trend, you might want to reconsider whether it will be a good addition to your kitchen, or if it will put you in a trend trap.
Fortunately, Kiernan Remodeling and Design Inc. has expert consultants who recognize real trends, and we can help ensure your kitchen remodeling project will stand the test of time.
Avoiding Trend Traps
One of the best ways to deal with kitchen design is not considering trends at all; rather, you should start with your own needs. Make a list of all your requirements – better lighting, a granite countertop or perhaps a new range hood – then proceed with choosing among different options and styles. For example, maybe you need task lighting for your prep area, or you might want dark granite for your countertop, instead of a lighter color. Perhaps, you may need a range hood with stronger fans.
When choosing the components for your remodeling project, it pays to do some research and look out for styles and elements that stand the test of time. Natural finishes like granite, marble, and stained wood have been in use on countertops and kitchen cabinetry for a long time, and still look good even now. Remember, if something looks dated, it probably is. Of course, our remodeling consultants can help you finalize your remodeling plans and help you avoid trend traps.
If you would like to learn more about our kitchen and bathroom remodeling services, call Kiernan Remodeling and Design Inc. today at (941) 981-7744, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation quote at your home or business. We serve many areas in and near Bradenton and Sarasota, FL.