As we approach 2023, making New Year's resolutions is common. Goal setting and making plans are standard, so how do you feel about your home? Would you like to improve your kitchen's functionality or aesthetics? Sprucing up the kitchen could be the answer to greater satisfaction, not to mention improving the home's resell value.
As you look into improving the kitchen in the coming year, you may wonder what colors, styles, and trends you may like. We will cover some noticeable trends that might pique your interest in your kitchen.
What direction will kitchens and countertops be taking in 2023?
As January turns the page into 2023, kitchen remodelers will find that pops of color are only some of the many areas racing to the forefront of design. From bright colors, lighting fixtures, backsplash ideas, appliances, and overall layout trends, these trends forecast a defining design statement for the year ahead, with countertops leading the way. Undoubtedly, countertops take up a lot of space in the kitchen area and are one of the first things visitors notice upon arrival. For this reason, it's essential to make a statement with quality kitchen countertops, be it granite, marble, or quartz.
Living Rooms In the Kitchen?
The kitchen is indeed the new living room; as such, living room-style kitchens are expected to be all the rage in the coming years, which means the kitchen is taking on a quirky, functional open space more so than ever before. To describe it in terms you may recognize, think of wet bars, seating available for all your guests all over the kitchen, and no walls in sight. The kitchen itself will bleed into the living room or den, creating the open floor plan everyone wants and expanding the size of the kitchen, so everyone feels included. Picture bright marble countertops that catch the eye and bring on the positive energy you desire.
As far as color is concerned, there are other options than the days of color-coordinated counters and islands. Instead, some homeowners choose to have a subtle look with the occasional burst of color, often the quartz or granite countertops, making the countertops a centerpiece instead of drifting into the background.
Minimalism is In
The common saying is less is more, and with the kitchen in the coming years, this will prove to be the case. Let your "loud" statement be the countertops, and the rest of the kitchen will fare better from being a bit more muted. Just because minimal is in doesn't mean you have to go with a stark, all-white kitchen. A minimalist look has nothing to do with color.
Embrace the Natural Look
The past few years have shown countertops with manufactured materials as the "must-have" item. However, 2023 is ushering in changes, and builders and renovators are endorsing materials that show less grain and veining. Instead, natural stone countertops that showcase little shine and display no apparent grain will enhance the rest of the kitchen. Along the same theme, homeowners are now replacing tile backsplash with slabs. Let's face it; they're easier to clean and look great, creating a look of continuity with the back wall and beneath cabinets.
Contact the Countertop Experts
The countertop and kitchen experts at Van Countertops know how to help homeowners stay trendy and on budget. As most residents of Vancouver know, the prices tend to rise when a style reaches its peak popularity, so it's vital to think of your kitchen with an eye to the future rather than a rewind of the past few years. Contact us to find the style you're looking for, whether subdued or bold.
Our vancouver countertop professionals know how to provide high-quality installation and products that not only impress but last for years into the future. Call us for a free consultation today and get started on your home's New Year's resolution!