We were fortunate to have been able to design many beautiful kitchens for our clients in 2013. Always marrying functionality with aesthetics, each space was custom-designed around the homeowners’ goals. Our projects ranged from cosmetic upgrades, to complete redesigns. In this pictorial review of our year in kitchens, we highlight the trends we are seeing in kitchen design.
Closet pantries are being replaced by cabinetry, increasing the storage capacity of the same footprint. Cabinet accessories like pull-out shelving add to the functionality. In this project, two closets were replaced with the refrigerator and surrounding cabinetry. Additional cabinetry was added to the perimeter where the refrigerator once stood.
Maximizing functionality is still one of the top goals in today’s kitchen design. In this project, a large, curved island take the place of a small island and a table. The homeowners love the flexibility of this new design.
Cabinetry sets the tone for a kitchen, providing the base for the rest of the design. These homeowners were looking for a retro feel, which the transom cabinets fulfill beautifully. Material choices such as the farmhouse sink, the subway tile backsplash and the globe light fixtures help complete the look.
Quick-cooking technology continued to make inroads into functional kitchen design. The burners stay cool to the touch, and water boils in 90 seconds. The only drawback we heard from homeowners was the need for magnetic cookware.
Advances in material choices offer great opportunities for homeowners and kitchen designers alike. One newcomer is Karon’s integrated sink, specially made to blend seamlessly with laminate countertops.
Kitchen cabinetry is being continued into the eat-in dining area to create custom storage options that look like furniture pieces. Designing around your specific space and serving pieces greatly increases the functionality of the cabinet.
2013 was a great year for kitchens at CaseIndy. Do any of these designs inspire you to make changes to your space? If so, let one of our interior designers help create the kitchen of your dreams. Schedule a free, in-home consultation by sending us an email, or giving us a call at 846-2600.