New year, new kitchen? If you’re thinking about a kitchen makeover with cabinetry, countertops, and flooring that are on trend, here are some 2024 kitchen design trends for your Hudson Valley home.
Color for cabinetry
The stark white-on-white color scheme gives way this year to more vibrancy. Although classic white still has a place, the trend is to pair it with bolder accents like deep forest green, earthy terracotta … even black for a high-contrast look.
- Don’t be afraid to blend textures and materials to create a unique, layered look. Our kitchen designers can show you how wood grains mingle beautifully with painted finishes.
- If you love your stainless steel appliances, see how they look with matte black.
- Glass doors add a touch of airiness—and provide a showcase for your collectibles or stylish kitchenware.
- Add depth and visual interest with two-toned cabinets that combine contrasting colors or materials for upper and lower cabinets. A statement island with colorful cabinetry or pops of color on open shelving are other ways to personalize your Hudson Valley kitchen with color.
While many homeowners ask about granite countertops, we suggest quartzite as an exciting on-trend choice for people opting for natural stone.
- Quartzite offers tremendous durability compared to other natural stones (such as marble and dolomite), with low maintenance, a wide range of neutral and bold color options, and more elegant veining. The timeless look of quartzite is a 2024 trend we love.
- Engineered quartz remains an upward countertop trend with newer “marble looks” in vogue. These include softer, warm veining featuring pops of gold and amber and veining that highlights blues for extra flair and personality.
- Matte finishes (in natural stone or engineered countertop materials) are becoming popular as well—including honed and leather-look finishes. Overall, their low sheen offers an organic look with a sophisticated, contemporary appearance that provides an alternative to ultra-polished countertop surfaces, and add a touch of understated elegance to the kitchen.
- Sustainable countertop surfaces are also trending, with eco-friendly porcelain surfaces made with recycled glass. Butcher block islands make a statement while offering up a practical prep surface.
Cut the clutter
Hidden storage is a contemporary element in kitchen makeovers to keep your smaller appliances out of view while being stored in a functional area. At Affordable Granite & Cabinetry, we’ll show you cabinet accessories that keep your countertops clear and your cabinets more organized; these include pull-out spice racks, pocket door appliance garages, and lift-up hidden appliance shelves. As we mentioned in our prior post, remodeling an outdated kitchen desk into a beverage bar or modern workstation is another on-point kitchen design trend.
At Affordable Granite & Cabinetry, we carry a broad array of flooring options to complement any décor and are in line with today’s kitchen design trends.
- Hardwood or engineered wood flooring in honey oak or walnut add warmth while textured finishes and reclaimed wood planks add depth and character.
- Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring is durable, water-resistant, low maintenance, and realistic looking. Our designers will show you samples of LVP with authentic textures and patterns that offer a cost-efficient, long-lasting flooring solution.
- Tile is so versatile and offers many design possibilities and applications, including:
- patterned tiles in geometric designs.
- encaustic tiles with colorful patterns (produced by heating the tiles to seal in dyes and clays) which wear well and don’t stain easily.
- large-format porcelain slabs for a seamless, visually appealing surface that minimizes grout lines.
- terrazzo, which is a composite of marble, quartz, granite, or glass, is making a strong comeback in kitchen flooring due to its versatility in design, durability, and low maintenance.
Great kitchen remodeling ideas are cooking at Affordable Granite & Cabinetry
As a full-service home improvement center, Affordable Granite & Cabinetry has everything you need to update your cabinets, countertops, and flooring. Our design team will help you create a new kitchen in your Hudson Valley home that reflects your unique style with greater functionality—and 2024 kitchen design trends. Contact us, come visit our showroom at 38 Route 9 in Fishkill or call (845) 564-0500 to make a consultation appointment.