Latest Kitchen Trends For 2012
Dethroning the Kitchen
In 2012 people are taking the crown off of their cabinets, giving them a cleaner more modern look while maximizing storage space. By installing cabinets that go all the way up to the ceiling, you are creating a more convenient home for those rarely used items.
Staggering The Odds
Often times designers place two pendant lights over a kitchen island for more light. These days three lights, hanging above eye level to remove visual obstacles, create an open and pleasing feeling
Singling Out Refrigeration
Installing your refrigerator and your freezer as two independent units increases the storage size of these traditionally combined units by 100%.
Open shelving below the countertop with materials like two-inch granite gives a kitchen a warm and stylish feel while creating a more functional work space. Putting your pots and pans on display is not only practical but puts a unique twist in an unexpected area.
The Crowded Island
Maximize space in your kitchen island. Under-counter microwaves, a recycling/garbage cabinet, built-in dishwasher, spice cabinet, or 8″ shelving for glassware all prove to be useful details. Always make sure to sit down with your cabinet maker and look at an arial view of your island before it is built to see if you can utilize any dead space.
A Permanent Fixture
A pot filler has always been and still is one of the most convenient fixtures added to the kitchen. When you are cooking with large pots, a pot filler can save that back breaking trip from the sink to the stove.
The kitchen will always be a social gathering place, so combine your dining area with your kitchen so it can serve as an elegant dining space or a laid back family breakfast area.