The kitchen is cool again.


Cooking shows are more popular than ever, from the Food Network to your smartphone.


Once hidden in the back of the house, kitchens now share the spotlight on home remodeling shows like “Fixer Upper.” They can make or break a home buying decision on “House Hunters.”


Design – for function and beauty – really does make all the difference.


Kitchen design trends these days are classic but contemporary. They’re clean, simple and modern. When you consider a kitchen redesign, consider one of these kitchen trends for 2018:


  1. Open Kitchens

Gone are the days of the cramped cooking space. Open kitchen layouts are gathering-ready, with space to host friends, family or just room to breathe. That often includes lower, counter-level islands, which can free up more cooking space. This kind of set up can help your home feel more airy and bright.


  1. Light-colored Cabinets

White kitchens look trendy, yet classic at the same time. They’ve been in style for some years now, and they look like a trend that is sure to stay in 2018 and beyond. Play it up with pops of color, dial up the contrast with a black and white scheme, or try something new and go for light grey.

  1. Quartz Countertops

Natural stone is still king, but quartz is right on its heels this year. The material is scratch-resistant, nonporous and resistant to heat, so it doesn’t just look clean, it’s also equipped to last.


  1. Design with Function

Kitchens of the past were sometimes cluttered, with too many cabinets yet not enough actual storage space. Today’s sought-after kitchens flip that trend, with deep, functional drawers and open shelves instead of an abundance of upper cabinets. This continues to give a kitchen an airy look while keeping function key.


  1. Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors can keep up continuity in a house, seamlessly flowing from a kitchen to a living room. They’re also warmer and friendlier than the traditional tile of kitchens past.


The best thing about the kitchen trends of today? There’s room to be creative. Take one of these kitchen trends and bend it however you’d like. At MN Home Improvements, we’re here to help you make that happen.


Check out some examples of past kitchen remodels on our website, or contact us at one of our three locations to see what we can do for you!