Kitchen design options have changed drastically over the last 10 years and the 2013 trends show us just how much! Kitchens have become a place for family enjoyment and a place to entertain friends. If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen, consider these hot trends for 2013, awesome enough to last you years!
1. Eco-Friendly Living
Making your kitchen green and sustainable is the way to go in 2013. This means keeping your kitchen free of harsh chemical, toxins and using low VOC materials to improve indoor air quality, testing combustion safety, and radon mitigation. Take advantage of federal and state incentives to evaluate your home for energy efficiency and overall performance.
Kitchen cabinets and countertops are a staple of kitchen remodeling. When you make the right choices, your kitchen can take on a whole new fresh look. With so many design possibilities, knowing the trends and getting expert help make the job fun and the finished look, one you’ll be happy with for years to come. Here is a list of 10 trending remodeling design ideas for your kitchen cabinets and countertops:
1. Classic Butcher Block Countertops
Butcher-block countertops offer warm, timeless appeal and an ideal surface for cutting and chopping. Scratches and burns on butcher-block countertops are easy to repair — just sand them out and apply mineral oil. Butcher-block tops have made a big comeback in both traditional and contemporary kitchens.
A kitchen just wouldn’t be complete without some cool accessories. With thousands to choose from it was a challenge narrowing them down to a top ten but here are some of the most talked about trends for 2013.
1. Hot Drinking Water Dispenser
When you want to make a cup of cocoa or hot tea, nothing could be more perfect then a water heater that allows you to get hot water up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also great for thawing frozen vegetables, or saving time heating water for pasta or other dishes that need hot water.
Classic designs and thoughtful features lend convenience
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The latest models deliver customized cups of coffee, espresso, and cappuccino with the press of a button. Sleek, built-in designs save valuable counter space. Miele’s CVA coffee system is shown here.
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Kitchen updates rank among the most popular home improvements. The reason? They are excellent return on the investment. A renovated kitchen can deliver better storage, enhanced ergonomics, and higher resale value. Here are 10 trends to track when planning your remodeling project.[/three_fourth_last]
Is it time to remodel your kitchen?
Do you need to replace the countertops, or does the whole thing need to go? Either way, it’s a big commitment, not only in time, but of money as well as the inconvenience that comes with undertaking any remodeling project.
Of course, the benefits are well worth it in the end. You get a beautiful kitchen designed to fit your lifestyle. Seriously consider your options when looking at any remodeling project. A kitchen remodel tends to have a high rate of return on investment. In most cases, it will almost pay for itself when you sell your home.
Your first step should be to set a realistic budget for the project. You can’t do anything until you have figured out how much you are able or willing to spend. That means doing your homework—read magazines, visit showrooms, talk to friends and neighbors who have recently remodeled. It will take you some time to do this. But your research will be rewarded by having realistic expectations of the process. Below are several areas you should focus your attention.