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Current Kitchen Design Trends

Current Kitchen Design Trends

The place where you enjoy your morning coffee, prepare evening meals, and hang out with your family, the kitchen really is “the heart of the home.” At Homes By Dickerson, we design all of our beautiful, modern, efficient kitchens to enhance your daily routine. Here are a few trending design features we’re seeing that will inspire you to turn your kitchen into your all-time dream space:

Full Height Granite or Quartz Backsplash 

Imagine the look of Italian marble but infinitely more durable and practical. In this application, granite or quartz runs from the countertops all the way to the ceiling, creating a seamless look. It adds sophistication and warmth to any kitchen. 

The Look of Black Marble  

There is something infinite about black marble. It’s been used in so many variations for eons – walls and floors, mantles and countertops. It’s instantly recognizable yet avante garde. The black marble “look” is easily and practically obtained via porcelain floor tile or quartz countertops. 

Wide Plank Floors 

Wide plank wood flooring adds instant charm and depth to any room. The unique grain and natural color variations of hardwoods are classics for a reason. Combine the warm tones of stained floors with a cooler hue for a more modern look. 

Warm Wood Cabinetry 

While white kitchens will always have a place in the design pantheon, there’s something inevitably comforting about wood cabinetry. These elegant maple cabinets feature a modern design and a clear stain/painted finish combo, giving them a contemporary yet familiar feel. 

Open Shelving 

Whether for storing everyday items or displaying decorative treasures, open shelving has been around for centuries. But if you’re thinking “country kitchen”, think again! In this case, open shelves enhanced with a dark tile background are a central feature in a contemporary kitchen with light and dark cabinets and a cozy feel. 

Brass or Brushed Gold Fixtures & Cabinet Hardware 

The current trend in brass & brushed gold is soft and sophisticated. When paired with a classic blue & white color palette, the effect is cool and timeless. 

Bold Use of Color & Patterns  

For decades, color was used only as an accent in kitchens. But recently, a bolder use of color has been trending. Cabinets in saturated tones. Countertops with striking hues. Tile backsplashes that are works of art. It’s a great way to add personality to the room you spend so much time in! 

Declutter The Home of Your Life in the New Year

Declutter The Home of Your Life in the New Year

You may have heard about the recent “home decluttering” trend, but have you put a plan of your own into motion? If 2019 brought an abundance of extra items into your living space, then 2020 is all about getting rid of what you don’t need — and keeping the things that serve a purpose in your life.

 

At Homes By Dickerson, we believe that 2020 is your year to enjoy the little moments without the stress of unnecessary clutter. With a new home in Raleigh, NC and Charleston, SC that’s as organized as you need it to be, you can sit back, relax, and take in the best things that life has to offer. Take a look at our favorite tips and tricks to declutter your stuff.

 

How To Declutter Your Home

 

Decide What To Store: Before you start, it’s a good idea to “assess your mess” and make a smart decision about how much storage you may want to buy. Go through each room and envision the bins you’ll need to keep everything clean and tidy, whether it’s fabric bins for your rec room or plastic bins for food storage.

 

Hanging organizer.

Use Your Doors: Don’t underestimate the versatility of doors! The back of a door can be a life-saver. For instance, a great idea in one of your guest suites or bonus rooms is to use an over-the-door organizer, shoe rack, or hook rack will free up space while storing everything from shoes and jackets to hats, belts, scarves, and anything else you need.

 

Master closet.

Clean Your Closet: First things first, ask yourself: “Do I really need it?” Donate items you don’t wear or don’t make you feel great, and keep the ones you love. You’ll be amazed at how much easier (and more enjoyable) it is to step into a clean and organized walk-in closet that only holds the things you truly enjoy.  

 

Tupperware.

Free Up Your Fridge: It’s so easy for a refrigerator to become cluttered with food, no matter the size of your family. Because boxes, containers, and bags that hold leftovers take up so much space, make it a habit to put your food in your own Tupperware once you get home and label them with the date. Pro tip: do the same with bulk foods, snacks, etc. in your kitchen’s custom-built pantry to free up even more space.

 

Ladder shelf.

Stay Trendy: A beautiful storage ottoman is not only a comfortable seat in your master bedroom, it’s a great way to keep items off the floor. Similarly, functional and stylish ladder shelves are perfect for picture frames, candles, succulents, watches and jewelry, books, and so much more.

 

Recipe Box.

Organize Recipes: We all grow attached to our favorite recipes, but that doesn’t mean we need the whole cookbook. One way to free up extra space in your open, gourmet kitchen is to scan the recipes you use and love from cookbooks, cut out your favorites from magazines, and organize them into clear pages in a binder.

 

Living room.

Start Small: If you’re ever feeling overwhelmed, a great way to destress is to do simple tasks like making your bed. A few quick ways to clear your home (and your head) are to fluff up and organize the pillows on your couch, straighten up your rugs, dust off counters and windows, and wipe down tables.

At Homes By Dickerson, we have a good feeling that 2020 is going to be your best year yet. With a little decluttering in your spacious and comfortable home, you have the chance to start off every day with a breath of fresh air. For more information about our custom, high-performance homes in The Triangle or Charleston, please call 919-205-3404.