Trends in Contemporary Kitchens
Personalization is a current buzzword in contemporary kitchen design. Every fixture, ranging from appliances to cabinets and freestanding islands, is now able to be customized to improve functionality according to your family's lifestyle. Personalization can encompass anything from colored knobs on appliances to custom cabinetry to "tile rugs."
Ever-expanding tile choices can now also help you personalize and add function to your kitchen. Gone are the days of only being able to choose a simple, traditional tile. With so many colors, shapes and sizes available, it's possible to select a modern tile that functions by protecting walls & floors from kitchen spills but also adds beauty and drama to the space.
Integrated TechnologyAs technology and home automation continue to evolve, the functional requirements of a contemporary kitchen are ever-changing. Charging docks and built-in spaces to place electronic devices are necessities in today's kitchen designs. Desks and other forms of workspaces are also commonly incorporated into contemporary kitchen designs, as this room is viewed as the heart of the household. For added personality, consider installing a mosaic backsplash to your workspace area.
The capabilities of smart appliances have also increased. Ovens, refrigerators, and dishwashers are now often controlled remotely, and cycles can be set to run appliances at off-peak times to save energy costs. If an issue develops while you're away, some manufacturers even make it possible to receive text alerts from your appliances.
If you're looking to upgrade to a more contemporary kitchen design with increased functionality, there are a number of trendy options available. Then tie your updated design together with the latest wall and floor tiles, which are designed to provide functionality, comfort, and beauty to your home. If you're ready to get started on your design, head to a Daltile retailer near you.