Kitchens? Who needs kitchens in the future? Won't we just take flavored food pills that deliver all the nutrients we need? Well, we suppose even if we do wind up in an Aldous Huxley-type world, we'll still need an attractive space to take our meal pills, right?
The popular opinion of kitchen remodel professionals is that the cooking areas won’t be much different than they are today.
To help you get the idea, we’ve prepared this informative article highlighting some of the most important future trends just for you.
What will kitchens look like in the future?
Knowing what trends are most probably about to stick around in the future can help you plan your cooking area investments more easily. It seems like designers and homeowners are striving to make the kitchens: streamlined, shiny and custom-curved.
In truth, we can get an idea of where modern kitchens are headed based on the designs that are currently winning awards in the design world as well as crowd-sourcing platforms.
Here are some of the trends that seem to be rising to the top.
There's nary a traditional kitchen in the bunch (which we highly doubt will become a mainstream trend anytime soon since traditional elements continue to be popular). Instead, futuristic kitchen designs have extremely shiny, non-porous surfaces that are easy to clean and maintain, without much worry about chipping, cracking, staining, or etching - all potentials with most natural products.
You can get ahead of this trend by designing a kitchen with laminate cabinet faces that can endure the heat - whether you choose a color or faux-wood version, they are tough, can take a beating, and are easy to maintain.
We have to wonder a bit about this trend. This tendency for everything in the future to be "shiny-shiny" and "reflective-reflective" has existed since the Jetsons days, yet only the true modernists typically go this route. Our guess: until they invent smudge-proof, fingerprint-proof and pet nose-proof surfaces, this trend might only be popular with those who live alone, without children or a more monastic type of life.
However, if you like a very shiny look, we recommend using one of the numerous Quartz countertops options, which come in a range of colors - from pure white to those that replicate natural stone - and choosing a high-lacquer finish for your cabinetry.
Perhaps one of the most striking features found in futuristic kitchen designs is the curvaceous nature of the lines. Even the cabinetry has a wavelike motion to its form. We can see this trend being one that homeowners take on with relish. The key is innovation. The more innovative the materials, the easier and more affordable it is to make these types of custom shapes and forms a reality.
If you like the look of softer curves rather than the more typical 90-degree angles, we recommend choosing Corian or Quartz countertops. Both are manufactured products and so they can be made to suit virtually any shape you want. While high-end cabinet materials can be sculpted like this, wood and laminate cabinets with this type of design will cost a pretty penny.
Hygiene & easy maintenance
One major advantage of kitchens designed with these modern, manufactured materials is that they are often more hygienic than their natural counterparts. Consider that granite, slate, marble and wood all have to be sealed somehow to keep grime, germs, mold, mildew and other contaminants from infiltrating their natural pores or grains.
Synthetic materials, often made from non-porous resins, don't have any nooks or crannies to harbor hygiene offenders so the maintenance they require is as simple as a wipe-down with an antibacterial cleaner. Laminate cabinetry, Corian and Quartz are all considered hygienic materials. If you like a natural look, consider using soapstone, which is less porous than granite or marble.
Smart kitchen technology
Of course, modern innovation means improvements in technology, so kitchens will continue to be smarter and smarter. Everything from refrigerators to ovens and dishwashers will be increasingly monitored and controlled remotely from your own smart devices like some already have.
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Who delivers dependable kitchen remodel?
What do you imagine your future kitchen will look like? What kitchen trends of 2023-2024 would you like to see inside your residence? If you’re not sure about the answers or are wondering how to start a kitchen remodeling process, our professionals are at your service. We hire only seasoned and stringently trained professionals who are ready to use some of the finest industry practices and high-quality equipment in order to ensure you get the best version of your cooking space. From energy-efficient kitchen designs to accessible cooking areas, we’re here to meet your needs.
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