With the New Year underway, it is time to choose a New Year’s resolution that you can strive to achieve in 2017. Whether it is to start going to the gym, drink less coffee, clean out your closet or renovate your out-dated kitchen, why not get started today.
For 18 years, the Strobel Design Build team has continuously demonstrated their design expertise and have received several design awards. Recently, they have released a few kitchen trends for 2017 that you can incorporate into your kitchen that will be sure to impress.
To mix or not to mix, that is the question. Mixing different fabrics and metals and incorporating different patterns can be absolutely stunning if it is done correctly. Mixing materials and using contrasting tones is a great way to add individual style to your home. For some inspiration, check out this article from Better Homes & Gardens.
Source: Carla Aston Designed
Source: Carla Aston Designed
Source: House & Home
Adding under-cabinet lighting will brighten up your kitchen and it will bring many benefits to the heart of your home. This subtle lighting can really showcase your countertop, so choose wisely as it could become a focal point. Be more energy efficient and use the under-cabinet lighting to use as a night-light instead of having to have the overhead lights on. This simple lighting can also make it easier to read your recipe, so that you don’t mix up sugar with salt! Check out these 10 ‘shining’ examples from Bob Villa, you are sure to find a configuration that you like.
All White Kitchens
A white kitchen is truly timeless and will never go out of style. You have the ability to play with different accent colours, depending on your mood, the season or even holiday occasion. As well when it comes to the countertop or flooring you can’t go wrong with the colour that you choose, as essentially the white décor is a blank canvas. For some design ideas when it comes to a white kitchen, check out the 55 design ideas from HGTV.
Cupboard knobs, countertop accessories, exposed pipes or even incorporated into your backsplash, copper has become the new and unique alternative to stainless steel. Copper exudes warmth and is a perfect accent for the all white kitchen. For several design ideas for using copper accents check out these from Houzz.
Your backsplash is a perfect opportunity for you to let your personality and creativity out. It can be the focal point of your kitchen design, where it can be simple, ornate or eclectic. There are so many different materials and designs that you can choose from, such as mosaic tiles, subway tiles, natural stone, glass or metal sheets. Whether you are looking for rustic, cozy, modern or sleek and stylish, House Beautiful has 40 different ideas for you to explore.
Source: Chroma Design
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