As with all things cosmetic, most kitchen designs come into and go out of fashion within a kitchen’s lifespan. Kitchens tend to have long-lasting parts, like countertops, so you can expect your kitchen to be attractive and unappealing throughout its life—based on what’s in vogue.
However, some kitchen designs stand the test of time. These designs appeal to our more basic aesthetic sensibilities, and those sensibilities are much more permanent than social trends and fashions. Here are some of those timeless kitchen design trends.
Open shelving does have some downsides; in fact, almost all design trends have downsides. However, those disadvantages haven’t succeeded in dissuading homeowners. Yes, open shelving is prone to collecting dust, but its design benefits outweigh its cons. It breaks the monotony of your cabinetry, and it also holds aspects of kitchen décor that you want people to see.
Hardwood flooring feels great to walk on and looks just as good. Wood is extremely flexible when it comes to design; you have different colors, textures, and grains available.
Wood is also one of those materials that is associated with luxury, much like granite or marble, so it’ll boost your home’s value.
Lastly, part of what makes wood feel great to walk on is its softness, which reduces the stress placed on your knees and back.
Open shelving combines well with white cabinets to create a trendy kitchen. Firstly, white cabinets make your kitchen appear larger than it actually is. Secondly, white meshes with virtually every color palette. This is the main reason why white cabinets won’t go out of fashion. Since they go well with everything, they’ll always be part of what is fashionable at any given time.
Marble is known for its durability. Many historical sites in Europe, for instance, are still standing and are made of marble, which isn’t a coincidence. Marble’s veining gives your kitchen a unique, natural look that appeals to our baser ideas of beauty.
Marble isn’t perfect (for one, it’s porous), and it’s not the only timeless countertop material. Engineered quartz isn’t porous and can give your countertop a marble-y look, while granite gives off a different yet equally timeless look to your countertop.
If you want to immortalize your kitchen as trendy with a countertop, get in touch with us at GM Marble & Granite. We offer granite, marble, and quartz installation and fabrication services, as well as sealing stone installation, in Concord, Napa, and the Bay Area. Contact us, and we’ll help improve your kitchen’s aesthetic.