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A Kitchen Remodel with Understated Elegance


A kitchen remodel to create a more open flow can lead to more family bonding and socializing. According to an article by SFGate, new kitchen remodels are getting away from flashy touches. Kitchens are a little quieter and more elegant with fewer large obtrusive ranges, oversized hoods and flashy, glossy materials. A design-build contractor like Hopkins and Porter can help you re-configure existing space for an eat-in kitchen area, kitchen with island and open concept. We can also help you figure out the design details related to countertops, islands, backsplashes, cabinetry, and flooring. Experts say emerging trends in kitchen remodeling include eclectic choices as well as natural materials such as wood and stone. Many of our clients ask us for eco-friendly and earthy products that make them feel grounded. 

Becoming invisible

One trend in kitchen design is concealing appliances. Appliances may be tucked away. Bars may be hidden behind pocket doors. When remodeling your kitchen, think of ways you can reduce clutter. We often create freestanding cabinets to house refrigerators.

Hiding splashes of color

Monochromatic kitchens are still in style. However, some designers have come up with the bold idea of adding a splash of color such as pink or yellow into the inside of drawers. If you want to add color instead of hiding it, consider colorful glass tile backsplashes instead of gray and white. Unusual places to add color include sinks. A colorful sink can become a focal point in a white or neutral kitchen.

Opting for functionality

While personality is important in a design scheme, functionality is even more important. According to an article by HGTV, trendy updates can bring your kitchen into the 21st century. But one very practical trend is the use of hydraulic easy-to-close cabinet doors and drawers. Maximizing kitchen store can be accomplished by choosing multi-tiered drawers. Other kitchen remodeling ideas to keep in mind include automation features such as sensor-activated lights and hands-free faucets. 

Hopkins & Porter is a design-build contractor serving Maryland and Virginia customers since 1977. We can help with any kitchen remodeling projects. For more information on what we can do for you, please contact us.

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