In our many years of experience as a successful countertop company, we have seen home design trends come and go. Some trends have staying power. For example, stainless steel appliances are still quite popular among homeowners despite the fact that it has been several years since it first claimed the design spotlight. Others, like avocado green kitchens, simply die a natural death.
Various design trends have definitely had an impact on several aspects of the kitchen, including backsplashes, flooring and countertops. Below are current directions in design that have been embraced by both homeowners and home designers that might give you an idea for your own kitchen.
Once typically regarded as an afterthought in kitchen remodeling, backsplashes have found their way to the forefront of kitchen design. Tiles are still a popular choice for backsplashes, but many homeowners are requesting arabesque shapes rather than the usual square tiles. This adds an interesting dimension to any kitchen space. It is also quite common to use a variety of materials for backsplashes. Kitchen designers have begun using an eclectic mix of stone, slate and glass with great success.
Hardwood floors are still a popular choice for kitchens. This is especially true for kitchens that have an open design since hardwood kitchen flooring can flow seamlessly into adjacent living spaces. Many homeowners display a preference for darker stains and wider planks; however, porcelain tile flooring is steadily finding its way into many homes and kitchens due to its ease of maintenance and adaptability.
The reign of natural stone kitchen countertops is far from over. Better sealants have given homeowners the daring to install all-white marble countertops. Many homeowners still prefer granite countertops, although slabs with gold and green tones have given way to dark brown, gray and even black. When choosing granite, homeowners are leaning more towards honed and textured surfaces rather than the clean, polished look.
Find your ideal countertop from our extensive selection of premium countertop materials. From wood to laminate, glass to natural stone, to stainless steel and many more — we have it all. You save time and money by visiting our showrooms first. You can count on us to supply you with exquisite marble in Atlanta as well as one-of-a-kind granite countertops in Alpharetta, Marietta and Huntsville. No matter what design trends have yet to come, you will find the ideal countertop material for your home in our showrooms.