2018 kitchen trends by designer Jo Alcorn

Designer Jo Alcorn created a beautiful, fresh cooking space with some of 2018’s top kitchen trends.

Wood elements

wood-elements

Mixing wood into kitchen design (think stools, countertop, feature wall) is a great way to bring a natural, outdoor feel indoors and can bring balance to a simple palette.

Add a touch of wood to your kitchen with items from structube.com

Built-in look

built-in-look

The trend of building in your appliances such as a microwave and fridge is an easy way to give a space a custom, streamlined look. “The built-in look keeps the space looking organized, which is important in a busy household,” Alcorn explains.

Want a built-in look? Visit finelinekitchens.ca

Pops of colour

colourOne-shade kitchens are getting a modern update with pops of bright colour. Whether you choose to incorporate brightly hued drapery, small appliances or a backsplash, your space will look current and cheery without a huge revamp.

Visit bouclair.com for colour inspiration

Large island

island_bar“A large island is always the gathering/ hangout place in a kitchen. Also, it’s very functional, as it adds more countertop work space and storage while keeping your kitchen open and airy,” says Alcorn.

Double duty appliances

appliances-that-give-you-moreGet more bang for your buck by choosing appliances that go the extra mile – everything from energy-efficient refrigerators that have built-in water filtration to espresso makers with grinders and ranges that you can control remotely. It’s all about choosing appliances that suit your lifestyle needs.

For the latest in design and technology check out samsung.ca

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