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Top 6 Trendiest Kitchen Upgrades

Last Updated on February 19, 2018

Who doesn’t love an upgrade? Upping your game when it comes to kitchen design innovation is part of today’s trendy kitchen rave, as homeowners are enhancing their kitchens with luxurious upgrades and conveniences to match their lifestyles. If you’re looking to add a trendy tweak to your kitchen, then check out these hot kitchen upgrades. They’re sure to take your kitchen to the next level.

1. Convenient Cabinetry

No matter how much cabinet space we have, it seems we’re always falling short on storage space. Pullout kitchen cabinets, built-in organizers for drawers, and pullout shelving units are popular kitchen upgrades as they all offer the convenience of putting go-to items within arm’s reach. There are so many options available. Whether it’s a slide-out Lazy Susan, pullout pan organizer, or slide-out shelves – there’s something to fit every need. TREND and Granite Transformations offer built-in cabinet organizers, which can be installed when you get your cabinets refaced. Just ask your local store about the specific options available in your area.

Convenient cabinetry - under the sink

Convenient cabinetry

2. Warm Hardware

Call it a “facelift for your cabinets.” Switching out your existing knobs and handles for warm, newer hardware like brass or copper is an easy way to enhance the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank. And if you already have some hardware that you love – your kitchen faucet, for instance – you’re in luck, because mixed metals are a popular look for today’s trendy kitchens.

warm hardware for cabinets
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3. Full-Height Backsplash

Today’s savvy homeowners are extending standard, shorter backsplashes by taking them to new heights. Glass mosaic tiles from TREND and Granite Transformations can change a backsplash into a work of art, doubling as the perfect backdrop to accent your kitchen’s best features. Ceiling height backsplashes can really elevate the look of your kitchen by giving it that “wow factor” all your friends and neighbors will be sure to notice.

Full height mosaic tile backsplash in kitchen

4. Extending the Countertop Up the Backsplash

If you love your countertop selection, why not use it as your backsplash, too? The Statuario quartz countertop from our Classic Marble Collection, featured in the kitchen below, is too gorgeous not to extend to everywhere you possibly can. Plus, it’s stain-resistant, so any splashes are easy to clean.

Extending countertop up the backsplash

5. Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are giving granite a run for its money, as these beautiful and durable surfaces are becoming an increasingly popular upgrade for today’s kitchens. Homeowners love the fact that quartz is nonporous, which makes it easier to clean and maintain. Additionally, they are offered in numerous colors to suit any décor. Featured in the kitchen below are King Ivory quartz countertops and a modified Subway Honey backsplash, both from TREND and Granite Transformations.

Quartz countertops

6. Eco-friendly Products

When we think of eco-friendly kitchen upgrades, what usually come to mind are energy-efficient appliances – but the options go way beyond that. Green building practices are designed to have minimal impact on the environment, and green materials use recycled and/or sustainable materials. Fortunately, TREND and Granite Transformations have both areas covered. The TREND and Granite Transformations remodeling process requires no demolition because the countertops are installed directly over existing ones, which reduces the amount of waste that goes into landfills. The countertops are also 1/4 inch thick, which means they are lighter and easier to ship. This White Star recycled glass countertop from Granite Transformations is made with up to 78 percent post-consumer recycled glass. This is the ultimate trendy kitchen upgrade – bringing beauty to your home while keeping our environment beautiful.

Eco-friendly remodeling products

Like what you see? Find a TREND or Granite Transformations location near you and call to schedule a free in-home design consultation to enjoy a convenience shop-at-home experience.



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