As a contractor providing kitchen remodel in Dallas, we are exposed to all kinds of design trends. We scout for the ones that are innovative or have enduring quality. The large, open kitchen and casual dining area are the center of the home today.
In recent years, many families are are living more closely, and more communal spaces are a hallmark of today’s homes. In keeping with this, many people are converting to great rooms, where there is easy flow between kitchen and living room, maximizing space as well as a sense of togetherness in the home. Casual dining areas are more popular than formal dining rooms, and many families prefer to eat at barstools or the breakfast nook rather than in a traditional dining room. Today’s families are busy, and our kitchens are not just places for food prep, but for multi-tasking- they are bill-pay centers, homework stations, and places for family connections to occur in the midst of our busy lives. Open kitchens with kitchen islands are hot in today’s homes. There is also an emphasis on practicality in the kitchen, as throughout the home. People are looking for organization, with walk-in pantries and home command centers being popular kitchen features. There is also a lot of interest in health and green features: non-toxic prep surfaces, built-in water filters, and high-tech energy-efficient appliances.