At Affordable Granite & Cabinetry Outlet, we can’t believe that summer is long behind us and that the first day of 2019 is just around the corner. We know that many of our readers will be taking on kitchen remodels next year, so in today’s post, we’ll take a look at four kitchen design trends we’re expecting to see more of in 2019. Read on to learn more, and give our kitchen remodeling experts a call at 877-778-2373 or send us an email to request a free estimate for your home.

Accessible Shelving

Many homeowners are opting to accent their kitchen cabinets with open-access shelving that displays items such as glasses, plates, spices, and other frequently used items. Open shelving can be a fantastic addition to the countertops near the stove or the area next to your fridge, as it allows you to see and reach everything that you need while cooking. Many homeowners also choose to hang utensils, pots, pans, and other large items from their shelving units — just be sure to check how much weight the shelves can support!

Kitchen Cabinets Without Hardware

Kitchen cabinets are perhaps the most important aspect of any kitchen remodel, and while they’ve always been popular, the popularity of different styles wanes and waxes with time. Cabinet handles have traditionally been an important part of cabinetry remodels, but handleless cabinets with a European influence have been increasing in popularity in recent years. Instead of selecting ornate hardware that creates an accent effect and matches other elements of the kitchen, many homeowners are doing away with handles entirely and opting for small indents instead. This creates a sleek, minimalistic look that can be used in a wide range of designs.

Unique Sinks 

You use your kitchen sink every day, so it’s important to ensure that it’s both functional and beautiful. Cabinets and countertops are generally the stars of a kitchen remodel, with elements like the backsplash, flooring, and sink as complementary features that aren’t immediately noticed. Kitchen sinks might just steal the spotlight in 2019. Kitchen designers are now creating beautiful sinks that include a number of attractive and highly functional features, including built-in cutting boards, removable mixing bowls, and pot holders.

Suspended Lighting

Recessed lighting has become almost standard in U.S. kitchens, but suspended pendant lighting is making a comeback. You’ve probably noticed that many upscale restaurants are using soft patio lighting to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and it’s likely that this trend is catching on in homes as well. Many homeowners are choosing to install pendant lighting above a kitchen island or bar seating area, creating a hip, modern look that also provides additional lighting for the room. Depending on the chosen fixture, the new lighting can also serve as an accenting element or become the centerpiece of the room.

Keep an eye on our blog page for future posts in which we’ll continue to explore the kitchen designs you’re likely to see in 2019. Reach out to our friendly staff to get started with a kitchen remodel in Newburgh or any of the surrounding areas!