When you’re planning your new kitchen, it’s always interesting to have an idea about what other local homeowners are doing. Regional trends in home design are definitely a thing. If you’ve got a traditional or contemporary home, the Boston Globe’s recent list of New England kitchen design trends may be of interest to you.
First on the list? Green cabinetry. As kitchen contractors in Weston we’ve seen homeowners choosing cabinetry of many different colors over the years, and the number of families choosing green has definitely been on the rise. Green works well in the historic home, especially if there’s also architectural details being highlighted in the same shade. Other top local choices? Blue and black both have their fans, as well as natural and stained woods.
The second trend – and these are very cool indeed – is workstations with sinks. If your family enjoys cooking together, you know how vital it is for everyone to have enough space to participate comfortably. A workstation with a sink provides crucial additional workspace that can be used for prep and clean up. Don’t let the name fool you – workstations can be extremely luxurious looking while providing top notch functionality.
We’re going to skip a few items on the Boston Globe’s list and focus on the next really exciting kitchen design trend – the shift toward cozy. For some homeowners, having a kitchen that looked like what you’d find in a busy restaurant is exciting – but not everyone is into all of that stainless steel and wide open space. This is achieved via design choices like lessening the visual impact of large exhaust hoods using plaster, and opting for white or colored finishes for appliances.
Knowing the trends is often more useful as a way to discover your own preferences. The best kitchen design is highly individual. Trend information is a good starting point – not the finish line.