Check Out These 7 Trends Spicing Up Kitchen Designs

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  1. I’m a Realtor in Stockton California in the resale market. I sell in all price ranges, mostly residential. I have noticed that there is so much to choose from out there. But the biggest thing I notice is GREEN. Energy efficient first.
    I’m wondering if cement countertops are still popular? I really don’t see much of those anymore. But there is way of doing them where they are beautiful! Also what about stainless steel countertops? I have also seen 2 different styles of cabinetry in the kitchen. One color on top and a different color on the bottom along with the island being a different surface and cabinet style. The color scheme will go together. Are you seeing or finding this in your research?

  2. Christie Baker

    I am a REALTOR in the Oklahoma City area. My comment comes from a personal experience. I recently did a major update on my kitchen, breakfast nook and utility room/powder room. I wanted to make sure that I was choosing appliances, flooring, counter tops, and back splash options that would maintain appeal over time. I loved the look of the granite sink. The cost was within my budget and I thought it would add some pazazz to my kitchen. However, I never got the chance to actually see it installed. It had to be special ordered and after three attempts to get one to arrive in one piece without chips or cracks, I gave up. I did a little more research and found that the granite composite product can crack and chip over time especially if you are someone who cooks a lot and uses heavy stainless steel pots and pans. One slippery pan dropped in the sink can take the sink out in a blink of the eye. You don’t want to have to replace a sink after it’s been under mounted to a granite counter top.

  3. Those kitchens are incredible. I could only dream of having some of those features. My dog would love that cut away, she is always in the kitchen begging for food!

  4. Wonderful ideas. Renovating kitchen is pretty tough considering the amount of space.