Many people are living longer, healthier lives, and they’re looking to the kitchen to support those efforts.” ~ Dan DiClerico, HomeAdvisor’s Smart Home Strategist.
This time of year is typically set forth with optimism and resolutions to do better than the year before. Trending for 2019 is the desire to lead a healthier lifestyle that starts with awareness of the source of the food we eat, as well as the preparation and sustainability.
Recycled, green and healthy materials are incorporated into countertops, cabinets and storage bins. Farm-to-table is the latest buzzword as people increasingly select organic local products or growing it themselves.
Translate this into kitchen design where recycled and ultra-hygienic materials are used to create sustainability. Fresh food is harvested from in-house gardens or automated home delivery of unprocessed local ingredients. Transparency that makes chilled food, which tend to be healthier, more visible and top of mind.
A more open design plan that encourages social interactions and builds closer family relationships. The Wellness Kitchen is sure to be all the rage in 2019.
Less is more … eighty-six those upper cabinets. As the minimalist in design has been slowly evolving and is now front and center in home improvement projects, many kitchen remodels are opting for openness by eliminating the upper cabinetry and adding a butler’s pantry.
The more muted emerald greens, almost like an earthy green, are taking off too [alongside blue],” National Kitchen and Bath Association Industry Relations Manager Elle H-Millard told Inman. “I spoke to someone else about those colors, and they read as neutrals because we see them so much in nature, and they come across as very positive optimistic colors.”
Stainless steel appliances are out and rich hued and fancy appliances are the latest trend. High style hoods, cooktops, stoves and ovens are coming out in the brightest of colors. Stainless steel will date your house by five to ten years!
Appliances such as steam cookers, instant pots, professional grade blenders will be all the rage, as well as space saving column refrigerators and freezers.