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Top Kitchen Design Trends to Try Now

by Nancy Hicks - GRI, CRS 10/03/2021

The kitchen is one of the most heavily used rooms in the home. While the functionality of the kitchen is crucial, the design and style elements are just as important. If you’re thinking of making some updates to your kitchen, here are some of the top trends to try:

Mix & Match Metal

Mixing up different colors and metallic finishes in kitchens has become a huge trend. Designers are exchanging the tried-and-true stainless steel for different materials on all the kitchen fixtures. Even beyond the fixtures, there are opportunities to mix and match metals in the kitchen, such as with drawer and cabinet handles, appliances and decor. Having a combination of different metallic finishes can help make your kitchen appear more cozy and casual while also making the design more dynamic.

Quartzite Countertops

Quartzite is trending in a big way in countertop materials. While most industry professionals still consider engineered quartz the best option, many homeowners and designers prefer a truly natural material. Quartzite comes in a lot of color options which gives you the freedom to be more bold with your countertops, as well. Quartzite is still more expensive than quartz and many other materials, but the trend seems to suggest it’s worth the price.

Smart Appliances

Smart appliances have been growing in popularity as they become more accessible and affordable for everyday homeowners. Some of the biggest enhancements and trends in smart appliances are in the kitchen. One excellent example is touchless faucets. Other touchless technology has become extremely popular to have in the home, as well as integration with smart speakers to listen to your favorite music or podcast while in the kitchen.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper is making a huge comeback in the kitchen. Using bold wallpaper instead of tile for kitchen backsplashes has become extremely popular, especially for those who enjoy an eclectic design style. Removable wallpaper is easier than ever to apply and remove if you change your mind and want a fresh look. Whether you want to cover an entire wall or just a small portion of your kitchen, wallpaper is a recent trend to consider.

Green

Green is one of the trendiest colors you’ll find in designer kitchens. Particularly for kitchen cabinets, shades of green like sage, hunter and olive are bold but classic choices to make a statement and add color to the space. Green contrasts beautifully with black, white and all kinds of metallic fixtures. What’s better is that the versatility and range of green makes it easy to integrate it into your personal style.

If your kitchen needs a makeover, consider these trends as a place to begin. By taking inspiration from trending kitchens and applying your own personal taste, you can create a kitchen style entirely your own.

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Nancy Hicks - GRI, CRS

NANCY HICKS has turned her love for the area into a successful career as one of the Portland area's leading real estate professionals.  "I feel a real connection to this place," she explains.  "I cant imagine any place else in the world that could capture the essence of Portland."

With experience in interior design and remodeling her own home as well as others, Nancy knows how to help her clients find the solutions that can substantially increase the selling price of their home.  She is able to envision the specific alterations to a home that can make it more appealing to potential qualified buyers, and help buyers "SEE" a home they are about to purchase with all its potential. 

Creating a bond with her clients, Nancy is better able to deliver the results that they seek---and deserve---from their real estate transaction.   By bringing her clients the information, knowledge and advice that can connect them to their success, she is ensuring that they go about their lives with as little disruption as possible.  Nancy is committed to helping her clients get the most from the area and their home sale or purchase. 

NANCY HICKS has a distinctive approach to your real estate needs.

She combines her 35+years of experience and knowledge of the area to help you make decisions that will lead you through a successful and rewarding transaction. Whether you are buying or selling, Nancy can show you the best way to reach your real estate goals.  She provides an outstanding level of service throughout the entire transaction and carefully LISTENS to the needs of every client in order to maximize their important investment. 

Call Nancy today for a no-obligation consultation and discover "Your Connection for Success". You'll be glad you did!