Kitchen design trends come and go. As kitchen renovation specialists, we’re often asked our opinion on a particular look, and whether or not we believe it has staying power.
It’s easy to give a flippant answer to this question – after all, everything old will eventually be new again; just a few years ago, some kitchen design showrooms had classic 70’s avocado-colored appliances available, and some people bought them.
But when you look at the budget involved in a typical Hopkinton kitchen remodel, being flippant just isn’t appropriate. A kitchen renovation can be a major investment, and you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. The appearance and functionality of your kitchen has a direct impact on your home’s value. If you’re planning to sell your home at any point in the future, you don’t want to shoot your self in the foot with kitchen design choices that will subtract potentially tens of thousands of dollars from the asking price.
That brings us to the all-white kitchen. This design trend has staying power. White is a true neutral; you can pair it with any color or design to make the room instantly your own. White has the value of being inoffensive. If you’re looking for an aesthetically safe choice, an all-white kitchen can be the way to go.
That being said, good kitchen design also addresses the fact that you’re living in, cooking in, and enjoying your kitchen in the here and now. An all-white kitchen isn’t everyone’s favorite. We work with our clients so they can see a variety of cabinetry, appliance, and other surfaces together before any final design decisions are made. More than one, clients who have examined all-white visuals found that there is a point where you can have too much of a good thing. Working another neutral color into the design – most often a light wood hue, although charcoal gray is another popular option – can result in a more comfortable livable space.