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Prepare for Some Amazing Kitchen Trends in 2018

Department stores and big box stores are already setting out their holiday decorations. We all know that means a whole new year is quickly approaching! We’ve seen some pretty impressive – and not so impressive – kitchen trends throughout 2017. What’s up with a three-inch backsplash anyway? It doesn’t help very much with splatters and usually makes the kitchen look too busy. Let’s take a look at some great kitchen trends that we expect to see in 2018.

Pexels Photo 89235Seamless Flow

Hidden functionality seems to be the way to go these days. No one wants their countertop cluttered with small appliances or utensils. A nice clean, seamless flow gives the kitchen a very sleek and modern appearance. Your appliances can be kept in oversized drawers or pantry-style cabinets with seamless doors to blend with the rest of the kitchen.

Multiple Colors and Styles

Upper cabinets and lower cabinets don’t have to match in color or design. Give your upper cabinets an eye-catching color and blend the base cabinets into the room to create more the appearance of height in the room.

Monochromatic Colors

Different textures in the same color create a unique appearance in the kitchen. Many people who choose to use a monochromatic color scheme choose white or light gray as their primary color. All cabinets, countertops, flooring, and the backsplash have the base color, yet the different textures used make a big difference in the way they look. Use pops of color such as vases and decorative dishes to really make a design statement.


We all live hectic work lives whether you work with customers all day, crunch numbers or data in a high rise, or have a job that is labor intensive. It should be relaxing to return home and enjoy making dinner in your simple yet efficient kitchen. Long, sleek lines with a clean countertop and interesting design elements help simplify the design.


Go with your gut and buy those smart appliances that work with your phone. Everyone loves the ability to make sure you turned off the coffee maker while sitting in traffic instead of turning around to go back home and check. Start dinner in the crock pot from your phone, and turn the lights on to light your way when you arrive home instead of waiting until you’re inside. Smart gadgets and appliances do a lot to make us love kitchen design even more.

Kitchen Remodeling in the Greater Chicago Area

We’re one of the Chicago area’s premier choices for kitchen design. Call us at 312-714-5454 to schedule an appointment with our design team. We’ll help guide you through the entire kitchen design process. We will be there every step of the way to help with colors and material choices as needed. Let us know how we can help you bring your dream kitchen to life.

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