Every two years Eurocucina, one of the most important and forward-looking trade shows in the world, is held in Milan, Italy. This event showcases the future of the kitchen. The 2022 Eurocucina did not disappoint as 82 manufacturers provided insights into what homeowners in Colorado can expect in the U.S in the years to come.
Separate Kitchen Spaces
Eurocucina confirmed that the kitchen is no longer a room principally dedicated to meal preparation, cooking, and cleanup. The kitchen serves multiple purposes for working, socializing, family gatherings, and providing a beautiful and functional space. The open floor plan will continue to dominate kitchens of the future, connecting seamlessly to the living room and other spaces. Showcased were kitchens that created separate spaces without building barriers. We will design kitchens for Denver homeowners that will integrate the kitchen with other rooms. Displays in Milan featured glass room dividers suspended with metal cables from the ceiling to connect the kitchen to the living and dining rooms.
Integrating the kitchen with other spaces can be achieved by hiding kitchen components or the entire kitchen altogether. Streamline designs that feature sliding countertops fitting over cooktops and sinks were prevalent in Milan. Displays featured appliances hidden behind sliding doors and cabinets. Caesarstone featured a remote-controlled sliding countertop.
Mixed Materials Another Eurocucina Trend
There were kitchens that combined glass, stone, wood, metals, porcelain, laminate, marble, and concrete. There was also a heightened use of sustainable materials and those with a low environmental impact that was made from recycled materials.
Eurocucina also featured herb walls, in-counter herb planters, and containers where spices and other ingredients used in cooking that are easily accessible.
Almost every drawer and cabinet featured LED lighting that automatically illuminated when opened.
Other trends included:
- Splashes of bold colors to enliven natural tones
- Matt finishes were more prevalent than their glossy counterparts
- Islands with pendants at varying heights
- Push and touch cabinets that eliminate the need for knobs or pulls
Many homeowners in Metro Denver realize that working from home is not a passing fad. Many will be working from home for the near-term future and most likely longer than that. That’s one reason why homeowners in Colorado want to increase their home’s functionality and appeal. If we are spending most of our time at home, then the home should be where you want to be. Having the right kitchen design will make all the difference in your future.
The kitchen remains the heart of the home; it’s where meals are prepared, families and friends gather and children do homework. The average American spends more than one week out of every year in the kitchen. And that number is expected to climb as work from home remains a force.
A recent study of more than 500,000 Instagram posts identified the top kitchen design trends. Modern design exemplified by clean, simple lines was the number one design style followed by:
- Farmhouse kitchens
- Country motifs
- Traditional design
Top trends among kitchen features:
- granite countertops
- pantry cabinets
- quartz countertops
- kitchen islands
- brass faucets
- copper hardware
- mosaic backsplash tile
- induction cooktops
- farmhouse sinks
Kitchen Color trends:
Best of Houzz Winner
JM Kitchen & Bath of Denver Colorado has won Best Of Houzz® for Kitchen & Bath Design the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 45-year old kitchen and bath remodeling firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. This marks the 6th year in a row that JM Kitchen & Bath have earned the Best of Houzz awards.
How can you capitalize on these trends to create a dream kitchen that will withstand the test of time? Give us a call or make an appointment to visit one of our showrooms nd let us show you how to convert your vision into a kitchen that is the envy of your neighborhood.
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Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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