Fortunately for the home-owner and DIY enthusiast, kitchens fashion trends do not change too often, especially classic and country designs.< br/> It makes sense to update kitchen cabinets, change home appliances and buy new furniture once in 7 -10 years, or when moving to a new house. Keeping up to date with kitchen trends helps you to save money when you do re-decorate.
Some contemporary kitchens designs have become the functional element of modern design style. New kitchens designs and decorating ideas may look futuristic when they are introduced, but often become a part of modern home design.
Minimalism is the symbol of modern kitchens designs. Contemporary kitchen cabinets are simple and elegant. Wall-mounted kitchen cabinets with handles and hinges are becoming out dated. New kitchen cabinet doors that can be easily opened by lightly pressing on the panel are where modern kitchen cabinets design trends are going. Ergonomic kitchen cabinets with drawers are popular.
Functional and convenient sliding kitchen cabinet doors and open kitchens shelves present space saving modern kitchens design trends. Built-in kitchen cabinets that looks like the part of the wall, bright and glossy surfaces are also popular design trends.
Modern artificial stone sinks with straight lines and traditional stainless steel sinks in various shapes are the top modern sinks design trends. Long, short, drop-like sink shapes are the most popular for contemporary kitchen island designs.
Kitchen islands have been developing over many years. Modern kitchen islands are equipped with kitchen appliances and can be the cooking, washing, bar or eating zone. Designs include several surfaces on different levels. Smooth, straight lined, curved or cubic style architectural forms are both practical and attractive.
Bold kitchen colours, colourful utensils, bright cabinets and design accents are trendy in 2011. Neutral tones, black or white kitchen cabinets, shiny kitchen islands tops, stainless steel appliances and cabinet’s accessories are popular design ideas.
White cabinets, white and gray or mocha with white cabinets are the most current colours for 2011. Dark gray home appliances and dark gray, black or white kitchen cabinets details and accessories are also popular. Neutrals and bright neon’s also look stylish and contemporary. Both simple, sleek forms and bright colours are in for 2011.
Neutral dark tones and wooden cabinets need functional and efficient lighting. Glass kitchen tiles, stainless steel appliances and surfaces, glass or laminate countertops are great for 2011 renovations. Built-in LED lights that can change kitchen colours help create unique designs, according to the owners’ mood and personal preferences.