Hot Kitchen Design Trends for 2017

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Hot Kitchen Design Trends for 2017

 

Let’s look back on some of the kitchen design trends that we have seen come on strong in the past year and expect to see continuing in 2018. 

 

Kitchen Design Trend #1: Contrasting Islands

One of the most common kitchen trends that continued in 2017 was contrasting islands. No more monotonous kitchens here in Charlotte! We are seeing homeowners bringing even more flair into the kitchen by pairing complementing colors, including the ‘furniture’ look in the kitchen island.

 

Contrasting Islands

 

Kitchen Design Trend #2: Farm Sinks

From copper to stainless and everything in between, farm sinks - one sided or two sided - are all the rage in newly built homes and remodeled kitchens in Charlotte this year. The functionality is an added bonus with the popular farm sinks - large pasta pots fit effortlessly in the farm sink and the larger space makes cleaning and filling a breeze. This trend has gained in popularity with the bungalow style homes in Charlotte’s historic communities as well as the new construction homes throughout the city.  

 

Copper farm kitchen sink design trends 2017

 

Kitchen Design Trend #3: Glass-front Cabinets

This has been an ongoing trend that is now highlighted with special lighting, especially in the top portion of the cabinets. From corner cabinets to full cabinets or covering the top ‘shelf’ of the cabinets, these glass-front (and lit) cabinets are a great way to showcase special pieces. Lighting the glass front cabinets is often partnered with the under- and over-cabinet lighting, making for a spectacular ‘statement’ when entertaining or used alone to set a cozy ambiance every day.

 

Charlotte kitchens glass front cabinets

 

2017 was quite the year for spectacular kitchens in Charlotte. These are just the top 3 trends we saw either continue or strengthen in popularity this year. Have you added any of these trends into your own kitchen this year? 

 

Here’s to more exciting kitchen design trends in 2018!

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com |Hot Kitchen Design Trends for 2017

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Well, thank you, Matthew Klinowski! We've had some amazing listings this year that demonstrate these trends perfectly!

Dec 16, 2017 09:25 PM #22
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You know, there's just something about a new kitchen, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, - it just makes you want to do a little cooking, doesn't it?!

Dec 16, 2017 09:26 PM #23
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Oh, those are all fabulous kitchens, Endre Barath, Jr. - I always walk in and get the feeling, "Oh, I could whip up an amazing meal in this kitchen!" 

And, do that updating sooner rather than later - gives you more time to enjoy it!

Dec 16, 2017 09:27 PM #24
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Yes, I agree, Beth Atalay, and thank you! I can't wait to see what 'new' trends we have on the horizon!

Dec 16, 2017 09:28 PM #25
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That is so funny, Debbie Reynolds! I've had the same thing - the guys ask and the wives say, "It's SUPPOSED to be like that - like a piece of furniture!" LOL

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Yes, indeed, Jeff Dowler!  It's funny but, the objections that I've heard from buyers about the different colors have been from the men! Who knew?! LOL

Hope you're having a great weekend! 

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I think most wives would, James Dray!

I won't say which one but, one of the sellers of one of those kitchens doesn't cook - they love the way it looks but, 'just bought it that way!' No kidding! 

Oh, I'd have a hayday in any of them too! LOL

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Yes, times change, trends change but, these threee seem to be keeping-hold, John Wiley! I'm glad because I also love the look of all 3 trends!

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I do too, Sally K. & David L. Hanson! I love the glass cabinets above - so I can see my 'fun pieces' that I would rarely see stored in the back of a cabinet!

 

My own glass cabinets, farm sink and two-tone kitchen island

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No, definitely not, Wayne Martin and if the kitchen isn't updated, sellers are going to take a big hit in price. Buyers don't want to make any renovations right now!

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I have no idea, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 but, I'm excited to see! I love showing homes and 'checking' for new ideas! 

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Are you selling in my area now, Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR?!

You know, the gentleman seller in this home, did the entire design himself - I was quite impressed at his taste in design!

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LOL Brian England! It's something that has been trending for a couple of years now so, if you update next year, these could very well be out of date!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

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Thank you, Roy Kelley!

I hope you and Dolores are having a fabulous weekend!

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Same here, Joe Pryor & the lines seem to be getting cleaner too - less 'frill' and more utilitarian look and it's quite appealing!

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Yes, that's a big thing here too, Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - I think parents want them so their little ones can make their own popcorn or smores!! Honestly, I have one but, it's primarily for Ray's access. For me,I much prefer the one that I don't have to bend over and wind up with hair in my face! LOL 

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Me too, Kathy Streib! I have some sentimental pieces that I love to see but, don't really have a place for them in other rooms in the house. Instead of hiding them away in a cabinet, I get to see them every day! And, you're right, this is the heart of the home and updating the kitchen BEFORE you think about selling is a great way to enjoy the fruits of your labor in this most-used room of your home.

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Yes, lots of beautiful details in the Kitchen plus --- don't people often say that the Kitchen gives the most return for remodel investment?
All the best - Lynn

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The kitchen is the new living room!

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It's interesting to wonder how long a look will be "hot" and one day "dated".

A computer niche or area in or near the kitchen is a big plus in a home nowadays, expect that will become a home must have.

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