Following the current trends of the market is something most homeowners think they only need to be concerned about if they plan on selling their home. Even if you have no plans of selling anytime soon, you should still avoid throwing caution to the wind when it comes to your remodeling project. In fact, most of the current modern kitchens trends are popular because they are practical and convenient.
Installing an over-the-range microwave has always been a popular way to save space in a kitchen. Not only does it look tacky, but it is a trend that is on its way out the door. The over-the-range microwave is problematic because your children will not be able to use the microwave until they reach a certain height. Depending on how high up it is, certain members of your family may never be able to use it without some kind of step ladder. Under-the-counter drawers and nooks are a much more practical placement for microwaves.
As you are remodeling your home, you need to pick a metal and stick with it. It is never a good idea for you to mix metals. If you like bronze, your whole kitchen should be bronze. The same is true for stainless steel or copper. A mixture of metals is overpowering.
Much like over-the-range microwaves, pot racks had their time where they were all the rage when it came to kitchen design. That time, unfortunately, has come and gone. Pots and pans are better off being stored and stashed neatly into drawers in your kitchen. This is a sleek and minimal design choice that will keep modern kitchens safe.
Farmhouse sinks were yet another trend that homeowners loved to install into their kitchen to give it a throwback charm. Today, you rarely see a farmhouse sink being installed in a kitchen. Stainless steel is the more modern and trendy option.
Obviously, no one owns a crystal ball which can tell you whether or not the kitchen designs and features you have chosen will stand the test of time. These modern kitchens trends, however, are a few you should really avoid if you want to keep your kitchen looking modern and trendy.