Sick of cooking in an outdated kitchen?
Ready for a little spruce up?
Take a look at some of the latest kitchen trends and must-have features that will improve the look of your Central Pennsylvania space and make it more functional, too.
Two-toned kitchen cabinets
White, cream and even grey kitchens are all the rage as people are looking to brighten up their space. But, don’t count out the two-toned trend. Choosing a darker color for your island or lower cabinets can break up an all-white kitchen and give it more style, said Lora Deller, of Red Oak Remodeling. Some people even choose a contrasting wood type as well.
This Springettsbury Township kitchen, remodeled by Red Oak Remodeling in Windsor Township, won the 2017 Peak Achievement Award for Best Kitchen from the York Builders Association in May. (Photo courtesy of John Beatty, OpenTours)
Pull-out mixer shelf
Innovative hardware has pushed kitchen design past simple doors and shelves, according to Michael Prince of Prince Kitchens in Glen Rock. It started with pull-out trays in cabinets and has led to more inventive designs, such as this mixer shelf that lifts out of a cabinet to working height. Talk about convenient! (Photo by Paul Kuehnel, York Daily Record)
Vertical pull-out storage
Traditional cabinet and pantry shelves are a thing of the past in many modern kitchens. With innovative features like this vertical pull-out storage, designed by Prince Kitchens of Glen Rock, homeowners can use up every inch of cabinet space and still easily find items they need to make the perfect meal. (Photo by Paul Kuehnel, York Daily Record)
LED-backlit kitchen sink
This color-changing glass sink will give your kitchen the extra pizzazz you’ve been looking for. The LED lights can be programmed to change automatically or set to match your favorite sports team or an upcoming holiday, according to Michael Prince, of Prince Kitchens in Glen Rock. (Photo by Paul Kuehnel, York Daily Record)
Over-the-sink cutting board
An over-the-sink cutting board like this one will make preparing dinner a little easier. It’s designed to keep food contained in the sink area for easy cleanup, and it’s great for kitchens with limited counter space. (Photo by Paul Kuehnel, York Daily Record)
Deep drawer storage
Deep drawers are becoming more and more popular for storage, but not just for bulky pots and pans. Rather than storing her dishes on hard-to-reach cabinet shelves, Kathy Strine, of Springettsbury Township, said she keeps them stacked in a deep drawer conveniently located next to the sink. (Photo by Paul Kuehnel, York Daily Record)
Built-in wine cooler
Bar refrigerators are a must-have for beer and wine lovers. They can be built into a kitchen island, like the one pictured in this Springettsbury Township home, and they often have two temperature zones so beer and wine can be kept at different temperatures. Here, wine is kept at 50 degrees and beer at 37. (Photo by Paul Kuehnel, York Daily Record)
Built-in island wine rack
Where there’s a wine cooler, there must be a wine rack. On the other side of this Springettsbury Township kitchen island is a built-in wine rack and storage space for wine glasses. Not into wine? Some homeowners put in shelving for cookbooks instead. (Photo by Paul Kuehnel, York Daily Record)
Bold lighting fixtures
Bold lighting fixtures like these on display at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando could be the statement piece your kitchen needs to bring the rooom together. “It’s kind of like eye candy – another form of decoration for your space,” said Lora Deller of Red Oak Remodeling. The industrial look is currently the most popular, she said. (Photo courtesy of Lora Deller, Red Oak Remodeling)
The farmhouse sink trend has been popular for several years, and according to Lora Deller of Red Oak Remodeling, it’s not going away anytime soon. People love the retro, vintage look, she said. And the deep sink makes it easier to wash large pots and pans. (Photo courtesy of Dimitri Ganas, Red Oak Remodeling)