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So what’s cooking new and hot in the kitchen in 2019?
Kitchens have changed a lot over the decades and planning for your kitchen remodel is very important. Technology advances and changing social dynamics have contributed greatly to the rise of the modern kitchen. There is a far bigger focus on open concept homes that revolve around the kitchen so everyone can be together. As with any modern design trend, clean and simple styles have become favorites for homeowners with natural light becoming an essential aspect of the overall look and function of the kitchen space.

With advice from design experts, here are some of the top trends in kitchen design we expect to see in 2019.

Smart Kitchens

Smart kitchens are an evolving aspect of design. In fact, a lot of kitchens today are built smart from the ground up. For older kitchens, sensors, smart gadgets and other devices can be added to for convenience to the homeowner.

Easy add-ons are motion sense-equipped kitchen faucets that can sense the presence of hands underneath and will come on automatically or try a one-touch feature. Refrigerators that can alert you when your groceries items are running low or a coffee maker programmed to have your coffee ready when you wake up. There is also a gadget that monitors your eggs, telling you which ones are almost going bad. Do not forget to update your lighting system–allowing you to control all the lights from your smartphone or tablet.

Technology integrated kitchens are becoming more popular as homeowners experiment with novel technologies.

Streamlined Designs, Materials and Textures

While styles like farmhouse and mid-century modern are still popular, homeowners are getting more streamlined in their overall aesthetic, designs and alternative materials for kitchens. Stress-free environments are what you would like to come home too, and drown out the day to day stresses of life. Which usually means, simplicity. Simple looks are all about modern clean lines. They will continue to be a huge hit throughout 2019.

When we say streamlined, we don’t want to equate that with boring. So, consider materials with texture. If you are using open shelving, rough cut wood to bring in natural elements or metal tubing for a more industrial attitude. Floor tiles in a natural stone or backsplash tiles that are sculpted, beveled, or stacked make for the perfect focal point. These interesting textures are very different than the usual polished or glossy finishes we see everywhere.

Different hardware finishes in one place

The monochromatic stainless steel look is no longer the end-all and be-all of kitchen designs. More homeowners and now leaning towards using other accessories and appliances with various finishes. Think of a kitchen with pewter, gold or copper mixed with stainless steel or wood.

Darker Stone Countertops with Dark Cabinets

Dark countertops hit the kitchen scene hard in the early 2000s. We are talking about that shiny black speckled granite that was paired most likely with white or cherry wood cabinetry. 2019 has a different idea for its dark countertops and cabinetry. First off, it’s all about a honed or leathered finish for the stone (basically matte). The look is so beautiful and feels much more modern but still classic.