It is a new year, and with that changes happen. As your preferred home remodeling company, Columbus, Ohio, we want to share some of the kitchen changes you are going to see in 2017.

Your Kitchen is seen by most anyone who visits your home. According to the most recent Cost vs Value report from Remodeling magazine, an average kitchen remodel will yield between 60-80% ROI if and when you sell your home. What’s trending in kitchen design for 2017? Here are some of our favorite innovations and thoughts on which trending design choices will stand the test of time.

Think grey and white
Grey (or Gray if you prefer) and white are the trendiest colors now for kitchen design and they’re also timeless. A grey and white palette works with virtually any accent color so if you go grey and white, you really only have to spend once.

Right now black stainless steel appliances with more of a matte finish are really hot. Cabinets in grey, black and white are popular, and look great mixed together.

That’s another we are seeing: upper and lower cabinets done in different finishes and materials. They need to complement each other, but everything doesn’t have to match.

Get creative
Also popular is to design a kitchen island out of different materials than the cabinets and countertops. That puts a personal stamp on the room, especially if you make your island out of a distinctive piece of furniture, like a vintage cabinet.

Quartz countertops are also popular. Quartz requires less care and maintenance than granite or marble, which can easily stain if not sealed properly and consistently. Another benefit of quartz countertops, they are more consistent in color and movement throughout a large slab.

Textured and colored glass is another way to jump on a trend in ways that reflect your own style. We’re seeing glass used to surround the hoods above stoves, for backsplashes, and as cabinet fronts.

Mix your metals
The new metal finishes on the market for plumbing and appliances are really exciting! While it seemed that gold, brass and other yellow-toned metal finishes were on their way back into vogue the newest metal finishes you’ll be seeing more of are Titanium, brushed gold and matte black. Choosing a light fixture in one of these finishes is a great way to incorporate the look without over committing to the style.

The hardware in your kitchen is like the jewelry, you can have fun adding that bit of bling. Changing your hardware is a nice way to update the kitchen without having to change the cabinets! You can also bring in a light fixture with a metal that’s different from your cabinet hardware.

If all of this seems overwhelming to you, we can help! When you are considering a home renovation, Columbus, Ohio contact us. Our design team will work with you to create a perfect space full of personality and function.