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2019 Kitchen Layout Trends

There are quite a few exciting kitchen trends to watch out for in 2019. From finishes to surfaces, clean lines will be the theme of the year.  While white kitchens are timeless, they’ve reached the point of being overdone.

In 2019, rich colors will replace tired white cabinets and minimal layouts will make way for seamless appliance integrations. Here are the top trends to look out for in kitchen layouts and design in 2019.

Minimal Designs

Less is more in 2019. Having less on your countertops, less appliances out in the open and sleeker cabinetry can give your space a fresh, open look. You’ll be surprised at how much calmer you’ll feel with less on your counters. By re-working your kitchen layout, this is easier than you think.

In 2019, everything has a home, and everything has a place. When re-vamping your kitchen layout, included cabinetry our drawers to put everyday items in that can clutter your countertops such as toasters, coffee pots, and mixers.

Treasured Spaces, a minneapolis home remodeling company opted to add a ton of storage space to keep a kitchen project feeling open. “By adding generous amounts of cupboard space in the kitchen we were able to offer an open-concept feel, without losing kitchen storage.”

If you’re getting new cabinetry, choose doors without handles or pulls and opt for a modern sleek look. Less ornate detail will make your space feel cleaner and give the allusion of more space.

Say goodbye to pot racks hanging over surfaces and food on the counters. Include a large pantry in your new layout and incorporate extra-large drawers whenever possible to slide big pots right in at the end of the day.

Brushed Brass

Brushed brass made its way into the kitchen mainstream in 2017 and it shows no signs of slowing down. Brushed brass is a great way to incorporate some metal elements into your kitchen layout without going overboard.

Adding subtle touches to a neutral kitchen with brushed metal can give it a pop of drama and personality. Using brushed brass cabinet pulls, faucets or lighting fixtures are an easy way to add simple touches without overdoing it.

Brushed brass can also bring a kitchen to life with a touch of elegance. You can also easily add the metal to your kitchenware. Oven knobs, utensil holders, canisters and shelving can also be a quick way to incorporate some brushed metal into your space.

Concrete Surfaces

In 2019, granite is making its way out of the kitchen. For a more minimal, industrial look, concrete provides an inexpensive way to add some sleekness to your workspace. Concrete flooring, backsplashes, and countertops are quickly gaining in popularity for many reasons.

Not only is concrete extremely durable as a countertop, but it’s also easy to clean and heat resistant. The DIY Network gives some handy tips to try and achieve this look yourself.

As a backsplash or a floor, it’s also an easy way to add a modern touch to your home. Especially when designing a new kitchen in a bare space or in a new construction, concrete flooring can save you a lot of money when it is put in during the construction phase.

If you’re ripping up old flooring in your kitchen, taking it down to the existing concrete with a new polish and seal can instantly add an industrial edge to your kitchen.

Integrated Appliances

When re-working your kitchen layout in 2019, use the less is more approach to your kitchen appliances as well. Matching your fridge exterior to your cabinetry, for example, can make your space appear larger. Your kitchen will also look really sleek, modern and well thought out.

A few simple ways to integrate appliances is by hiding them into your cabinets. Aside from the refrigerator, you can also hide TVs, microwaves and coffee makers behind closed doors.

Under the counter, appliances are also popular for 2019. Putting a microwave out of site and under the counter will give your upper cabinets a cohesive and clean look. You can do the same with beverage centers and wine fridges.

Induction cooktops are also gaining in popularity. Not only are they safe, but they are also sleek and integrate seamlessly into your workspace.

Dark Cabinets

Dark cabinets are a trend that will be here to stay. Replacing the stark whites of the past are deep blues, greens, black and wood tones. In 2019, having dark cabinets will add to the modern, industrial feel that kitchen design is heading towards.

To offset a darker kitchen layout, you can use natural elements to soften up your space. Hanging florals, plants, wood shelving and even cutting boards can break up and neutralize a darker feeling kitchen.

With a sleek modern profile, however, dark cabinets add a touch of coziness and bring warmth to the true heart of your home. Better Homes and Gardens gives some great samples of dark cabinet colors.

Rules to live by in 2019, are less is more and the cleaner the better. Modern, clean lines paired with warm brass, darker cabinetry, and industrial elements will have your new kitchen layout working in harmony.

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