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Top Kitchen Remodeling Trends for 2018

As we speed into the new year, let’s take a look at some of the hottest trends we’ve been seeing in kitchen remodeling ideas.


To reduce clutter and open up your kitchen space, new designs are sparse, yet add more storage. The traditional (and eternally popular) white is being replaced by lighter shades of grey and even warmer color palettes. Minimalist faucets and hidden appliances are other ways to express this trend.


Instead of traditional hardware sets, designers are creating a more eclectic, postmodern design with a variety of different shapes and finishes for handles and faucets. Copper, pewter, or brass can give each area of the kitchen its own unique personality.

Quartz is king

With a dazzling variety of colors and styles, quartz countertops are extremely versatile. They’re also heat and stain resistant, never need sealing, and require very little maintenance other than mild soap and water. More and more of our clients are turning to quartz counters made by Caesarstone™, Zodiaq™ by Dupont, Silestone™, and Cambria™.

Go commercial

Homeowners are emulating industrial kitchen spaces with lots of counter space, stainless steel sinks, and heavy-duty appliances. A mix of stones for surfaces and backsplash can give it a more personal touch.

Eco-friendly materials

More options for recycled/repurposed kitchen counters are available than ever before. Because these can qualify for LEED certification, many homeowners and builders are embracing them.

Do any of these ideas appeal to you?

We’re happy to discuss the latest trends in kitchen counter design in the mid-Atlantic region. But the bottom line, when doing any type of kitchen design or remodel, is to choose a style that will a) make you happy b) is at a price you can afford  c) uses quality materials and d) is professionally installed. Here at Artelye, it’s our goal to help you accomplish all.

If you’re in the Baltimore area, come into our Beltsville location where we have more than 2,000 slabs to choose from daily.


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