kitchen-remodeling-trends-pittsburghKitchen updates are some of Pittsburgh’s most popular home improvements.

Why? An updated kitchen offers an excellent return on investment when it comes time to sell your home. Even if you aren’t planning on selling any time soon, a new kitchen can provide you with more room to gather, more space to move and greater efficiency. Here are some of the hottest remodeling trends in Pittsburgh to get your creative juices flowing.

Adding Practical Elegance With Quartz Countertops

If you’re still stuck on granite, it’s time to get with the trends. Granite is beautiful and can have a dramatic impact on a kitchen, but many Pittsburgh homeowners are discovering - and loving - the benefits of quartz which is stain-resistant, scratch-resistant, nonporous and resistant to heat. Another bonus? Quartz doesn’t need to be sealed like granite. Quartz countertops come in a variety of styles and colors and rivals granite in terms of beauty, with the added benefit of greater durability.

Instantly De-Clutter by Concealing Appliances

Concealed appliances can save space and while making the room appear larger and free of clutter. Concealing appliances is practical, but many homeowners also enjoy the dramatic effect of revealing a hidden appliance to guests.  Appliances that Pittsburgh homeowners must like to conceal include refrigerators, steam ovens, warming drawers and coffee centers.

Getting Creative with Storage and Organization

Forgetting storage and organization features is often one of the biggest regrets of Pittsburgh homeowners once their kitchen remodel is over and they’ve settled in to their new space. No matter how large or small your family, everybody could use a little more storage in their kitchen.  Savvy homeowners are making use of features like free-standing pantries, Lazy Susans, rollout trash bins, slim pullout cabinets, hidden doors, and multi-tiered drawers.

Thinking Beyond Classic Wood Stains

Gray cabinets and white cabinets have been gaining popularity in the last few years. Pittsburgh homeowners like these colors because they are still neutral, but they add a little something extra to a kitchen without getting too bold.  While these colors can be classified as “trends” they aren’t going out of favor any time soon, so you won’t have to worry about dating your kitchen if you hop on the white-and-gray bandwagon.

Making a Splash with Nontraditional Backsplash

Pittsburgh homeowners are no longer content to settle for neutral, run-of the mill tile backsplashes. Many homeowners are turning this necessary feature into a focal point by opting for bright colors, nontraditional materials and unique patterns.  If you want to stay on trend but you aren’t a big risk-taker, subway tile, stone and stainless steel are also popular in the Pittsburgh area right now.

Everything Old Is New Again

Apron sinks, also called farm sinks, are one of Pittsburgh’s most popular sink styles right now. They offer extra room to scrub large pots and pans, and their large exterior can blend well with any kitchen style. While many homeowners choose white, don’t be afraid to get ahead of the trend and choose a nontraditional, subtle color.

Make Your Kitchen a Reflection of You

If you are planning to stay in your home for the next ten years or more, don’t be afraid to personalize your kitchen. If you are looking for kitchen remodeling ideas that are on-trend but speak to your family’s unique personality, contact the team at Legacy Remodeling today. Our designers can help you transform your kitchen into the room of your dreams.