Top 2017 Kitchen Remodel Design Trends

IMG_3721.jpgOver the last 50 years or so, the traditional kitchen design has changed drastically. Today, kitchens push past the limits of traditional design and usage. Kitchens in the 1950s and 60s were small, functional, and often only had enough room to fit the necessary appliances. Families tended to eat in a dining room or living room back then. These days, kitchens are quite larger and often incorporate multiple eat-in areas including kitchen tables and islands with built in bars.

As kitchen designs continue to evolve, they incorporate more and more elements of interior design to match customer’s preferences. This has resulted in a rise in kitchen remodels and kitchens continue to lead the way as the most-requested room to remodel in a home. 2017 has brought along a plethora of design trends for bathrooms, living rooms, and kitchens. Below we’ve outlined six of the hottest items and themes that are leading in kitchen remodel design trends.

6 Top Kitchen Remodel Design Trends

  1. Shaker-Style Cabinet Doors
    Shaker-style cabinet doors are simple cabinet designs that often feature a wide raised border with recessed, flat wood in the center. Cabinet doors in the Shaker-style continue to be a trend in modern kitchen designs. This is due to the versatility of the design. Shaker-style cabinet doors can blend in a modern, contemporary, or traditional style kitchen seamlessly.
  2. “Green” Lighting
    Environmentally-friendly lighting is another trend that continues to top the charts of popularity among home remodelers. Technological advances in LED lighting is making it more accessible and user-friendly for home owners. Due to these advances, kitchen remodeling companies, like Savvy Home Supply, are seeing more frequent implementation of LED lighting in kitchens. LED lighting is even being installed below cabinet fixtures, under countertops, and into toe kicks. Additionally, “green” LED lighting has the benefit of lasting for years and the possibility of being linked to smart technology for even more accessible use.
  3. Kitchen Islands
    Islands are becoming more and more popular each year. Homeowners undergoing kitchen remodels want islands incorporated into their design more and more often. This is in part due to the increased functionality that islands provide. Modern kitchen islands go far being being a surface for cooking and cleaning in this day and age. Now, kitchen islands also work as charging stations, bookshelves, and areas to store appliances. Some of the most popular countertop materials for kitchen islands include: glass, granite, butcher block, or even mixed-media materials for homeowners who want to add a unique touch.
  4. Cabinet Paint vs. Stain
    In general, stained cabinets are still popular; however cabinet painting services are on a rise. White stain continues to be the most popular finish for cabinetry in the South, but in the Northeast, painted cabinets in white, beige, and gray are becoming extremely popular. When a homeowner decides to paint their kitchen cabinetry instead of replacing it they are not only saving thousands of dollars, but also signing up for a faster remodeling process that yields just as impressive results. You can click here to get more information on cabinet painting services through Savvy Home Supply.
  5. Bold Color Choices
    One of the easiest ways to switch up your home’s style is with a coat of paint and homeowners, as well as remodelers, are turning towards bold color choices now more than ever. Why? A lot of the bold color choices dominating the market, today, are due to new driving forces. Spirituality, cultural flux, the need for self-expression, and nostalgia are just a few of the forces driving homeowners and remodelers, alike, to turn to bold color choices for cabinetry, walls, back splashes, and appliances in the kitchen.
  6. Cabinetry Capabilities
    Kitchen expansion over the last 50 years has allowed for more appliances to make their way into kitchens. It has also allowed for more cabinetry and with those extra cabinets comes extra capabilities. Right now, floor-to-ceiling cabinets that hide refrigerators are extremely popular, as are cabinets that hide icemakers and pantries. Cabinets with added functionality are also rising in popularity and certain companies, like Rev-A-Shelf, have a wide variety of cabinet applications to choose from.

All in all, today’s home designs are much more contemporary from the outside facade to the kitchen designs to the basement uses that homeowners choose to apply. The growing number of millennials buying homes has only helped modern trends rise in popularity. Most kitchen remodel designs these days are sleek, modern, big, open, and functional while also giving off a very minimalist vibe. These 2017 trends and features can all be captured during a remodel as they can in a new build – if you have the right team of professionals to help you.

Savvy Home Supply has over 20 years of experience remodeling kitchens and is your one-stop-shop in Louisville, KY. If you are a homeowner who is looking to modernize their kitchen or is interested in getting more information on how to get started, contact us. Our team of Savvy Home Supply experts are available to take your calls and answer your questions. With our unbeatable pricing and 40-hour cabinet guarantee, you won’t find a better deal on a kitchen remodel. Call Savvy Home Supply at 502-241-9969, stop into our showroom off Hurstbourne Park Blvd, or request an estimate online today.

Which is Better: LEDs or Incandescent Lighting?

Savvy Home Supply offers lighting as part of any custom kitchen or bath remodel

This kitchen remodel completed by the Savvy Home Supply team includes a variety of different lighting solutions included recessed LED lighting, and above and under cabinet lighting.

If one thing is for certain, lighting affects a lot in a setting. By just adding custom lighting to an area, you can take a dark, small space, and instantly make it larger and brighter. Through our kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects at Savvy Home Supply, we have been able to transform entire rooms by adding additional lighting or chandeliers. If you are looking for a quick and affordable design fix, consider adding more lighting to your space or updating the lighting that you currently have.

While it is easy to agree that lighting is important, at Savvy Home Supply we believe that LED lighting is a great way to go. LED, or light-emitting diodes,

LED lighting in a bath remodel

Recessed LED lighting adds a nice touch to this bathroom remodeling project by Savvy Home Supply.

produce light when an electrical current passes through them. Incandescent lighting, commonly known as halogen bulbs, produce light in a different manner using electricity to heat the metal inside of the bulb to light a room.

These types of bulbs are known for becoming “white hot” and they release 90 percent of their energy as heat. This major difference has led many Savvy Home Supply customers to choose LED lighting over incandescent lighting. Based on our experience installing custom lighting in kitchens and bathrooms throughout the Louisville, Kentucky-region, we’ve collected a list of five reasons that we think LED lighting is better than halogen (besides the way the light is produced through both bulbs).

5 Reasons Why LED Lighting Is Better

  1. LEDs Last Longer: LEDs have a lifespan of up to 80,000 hours, while halogen light bulbs may only last up between 2,000 and 6,000 hours. Have you ever turned on your light fixtures that use halogen bulbs and suddenly hear a popping noise? That’s because incandescent bulbs suffer what is known as catastrophic failure which causes this type of bulb to work until they quit suddenly and you are out of light. LED lights have a long-lasting life span, so you will hardly have to change your bulbs which saves you both time and money.
  2. More Efficient: LEDs are designed to efficiently use power consumption at lower levels than incandescent bulbs do. LED lights are able to warm up/turn on all at the same time without overloading a generator and are better for the environment because they lower energy consumption.
  3. Provides Consistent Color: LEDs never have to warm up or use thermal heat to produce light which means that you will see consistent light and color from these lights over their lifespan.
  4. Safe: LED lighting allows little to no heat to escape when they are operating. This reduces the chance of starting an electrical fire or producing a hazardous environment. LEDs are also free from toxic chemicals like mercury, which can be found in the fluorescent strip lighting in some offices and homes.
  5. Environmentally Friendly: The low levels of electricity that help operate this type of lighting reduce the impact of energy in the world. As an added bonus – LED lights are free from heat, toxins, and other materials, they can be easily disposed of in the trash. Be sure to check the packaging of your LED bulbs. Most are made with recyclable materials and if you can confirm that on the packaging, you can throw your LED bulbs into your recycling bin.

Overall, LED lighting comes out on top of halogen lighting in the following five categories: efficiency, safety, color, environment and longevity. This is extremely important for creating sustainable energy through your home and across the world. Savvy Home Supply recommends LED lighting in our custom kitchen or bathroom remodeling projects. You can find out more about our favorite products, styles, and designs on our website,by calling us at 502-882-2952 or by stopping by our kitchen and bath design showroom in Louisville, Kentucky.