So much of our home lives happen in the kitchen. 2021 is a great year to tackle a new kitchen project or make plans for renovations to spruce up your cooking space. Whether you want a small change or a major addition, the owners of Kitchen Tune-Up of West Chester and Mason, Matt and Laura Fields, have great advice on what’s trending in kitchen design.
01 WHITE CABINETS
Clean, simple lines and framing are a style popularized on home design television shows. White cabinets offer the advantage of brightening your space. “Many people comment that a lighter kitchen also feels larger and more open,” says Matt.
02 TASK LIGHTING
Even if you’ve got excellent overhead lighting, consider the popular additions of under-cabinet lighting or lighting above a sink or stove. “These lights help you really see what you’re doing in those particular areas,” says Laura.
03 IN-CABINET ORGANIZATION
Add roll-out trays to make it easier to take advantage of cabinet space while also making everything easier to reach. “There is a designated style of roll-out tray for storing trash cans, or add a spice rack inside a cabinet,” suggests Matt.
04 CUSTOMIZED ISLANDS
New kitchen islands can be anything you want, since they are usually the easiest spot in the kitchen to access and modify. “The most popular island design is storage and seating, with cabinets and a large countertop to accommodate bar seating,” Matt says.
05 MAKE IT YOUR OWN
Stick with the trends only as far as they bring you joy in your kitchen. You’ll be the one cooking, cleaning and socializing in the kitchen for years to come, so explore your options and create a space you love. From two-toned cabinets to grey, beige and wood options, choose what delights you. “The kitchen is for you,” says Laura. “You should get exactly what you want.”