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Top 5 Kitchen Renovation Trends For 2019



Top 5 Kitchen Renovation Trends 2019 – What better way to kick off the new year than by giving yourself the kitchen of your dreams! If you’re ready to renovate your kitchen, you won’t want to miss out on these top 5 kitchen renovation trends including movable islands, light woods, two-tone designs, industrial touches, and handmade backsplashes. Get inspiration for your own renovation with these great ideas, or call on the experts at Graham’s & Son to help you design the perfect kitchen for you, your home, and your budget!


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Top 5 Kitchen Renovation Trends 2019

Don’t get stuck in the past with last year’s trends! When planning a kitchen renovation, you’ll want to make sure that your features and fixtures are up-to-date. These top 5 trends will help give you the inspiration needed to finish your own dream kitchen in 2019! 


Trend #1 – Moveable Islands


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Movable islands are perfect for kitchens of any size!


Average Price To Get This Look: $ – $$
Ease of Installation: ★★★★★

Movable islands are trending this year, and it’s easy to see why. Many older homes don’t have islands already built in. And if you’re renovating your kitchen, chances are you have an older home! As movable islands become more and more trendy, that gives homeowners more and more options. From industrial designs that mix wood and metal, to solid wood-on-wheels, there is a style and design for every preference (and budget). Because you don’t have to actually install the island, the ‘renovation’ process for adding this kind of island is quick and simple – plus, you’ll save money too!

One of the best things about adding a movable island is that you don’t have to decide on it right away. When adding a built-in island, you will need to make a decision before the renovation process begins – your builder will need to know what you want and where you want it. With a moveable island, you can take your time and purchase one you love. Plus, you can move it around, try it in new places, or even remove it if you need to make room for extra tables for groups of guests.


Trend #2 – Light Wooden Floors


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Light floors and cabinets make rooms look airy and spacious


Average Price To Get This Look: $$ – $$$$
Ease of Installation: ★★☆☆☆

Light wood fixtures and flooring is nothing new – however, in 2019 we are seeing a new take on an old trend. A bleached finish to existing wooden floors, or choosing new wooden flooring that has a bleached look will give your kitchen a warm and trendy feel. The price for brand new wooden floors may be a bit steep for some budgets – but fear not! You can choose vinyl or laminate flooring for a fraction of the cost but with an almost identical look.

Bleached wooden floors look great with almost any type of cabinet design and colours. If you have light grey or white cabinets, your whole kitchen will have a crisp and clean look to it. If you have dark cabinets and finishes, the light floor will help balance out the design and ensure it does not feel overwhelmingly dark. Light floors can also help brighten older homes that may have dark finishes or less natural light.

Looking for more flooring ideas? Click here to check out the top 7 hardwood flooring trends of 2019!


Trend #3 – Two-Tone Designs


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With two-tone cabinets, you can easily mix-and-match your favourite styles and colours!


Average Price To Get This Look: $ – $$$$
Ease of Installation: ★★★☆☆

What would a kitchen renovation be without changing up your cabinets? In 2019, we continue to see the two-tone cabinetry design trend gaining even more popularity. As both homeowners and designers are taking more risks and trying new things, we are seeing lots of mixing of materials (such as metal and wood) as well as colours (light and dark, colourful cabinets, etc.) 

If there just isn’t room in your kitchen renovation budget to completely swap out your cabinets for new ones, you can get this trend without breaking the bank. One of the simpler two-tone design trends is painting your top cabinets a different colour than your base cabinets. For this, all you’ll need is some inspiration as well as high-quality paint intended for kitchens & bathrooms.

Two tone cabinets are perfect for modern kitchens and new homes. However, they can work in nearly any kitchen style. For older kitchens, you may choose to repaint wooden cabinets. For newer kitchens, you may choose to mix and match different materials. To find more inspiration, check out this guide on choosing the right paint colours for your kitchen!


Trend #4 – Industrial Touches


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Open shelves and metal finishes can give your kitchen an industrial feel


Average Price To Get This Look: $ – $$$
Ease of Installation: ★★★★☆


Industrial designs are trending not only for kitchens but almost everywhere else in the home as well. However, full industrial-styled kitchens may be a bit much for the average homeowner. That’s okay – adding a few touches of industrial-inspired design is what’s really trendy this year. 

One of the most popular (and attractive) elements of this design is shown in open styled shelves – usually created with a combination of wood and metal. Open shelves allow you to showcase your favourite cookware, potted plants, or prized decor. The type of tiles you choose (such as subway tiles or herringbone flooring) can also bring a distinctly industrial look to your kitchen without risking an overwhelming style. 


Trend #5 – Handmade Backsplashes


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“Imperfection” is in this year – especially when it comes to backsplashes!


Average Price To Get This Look: $$$
Ease of Installation: ★★☆☆☆


The days of cookie-cutter kitchens are over. Most homeowners nowadays prefer to have unique touches and personal accents and features scattered throughout their kitchen. One great way to achieve a unique look in your kitchen is to purchase hand-made backsplashes. Even tiles purchased from the same designer will look different, as hand-made items are never 100% the same. 

Hand-made backsplashes are perfect for adding some rustic charm to a new kitchen, or they can keep the theme in an older home with a more traditional kitchen. No matter what your kitchen looks like, a unique backsplash is sure to catch the eye of anyone who visits!

Many consumers are also more focused on buying local. Purchasing your tiles from a local artist or small local business is a great way to support your community, and end up with the perfect addition to your kitchen! When working with local designers and businesses, you will get a more hands-on experience that you will likely not get when purchasing from a big-box store. 




Looking to renovate your kitchen and finally get the dream kitchen you’ve always wanted? Graham’s & Son can not only offer you expert advice on all of the latest trends in kitchen renovations, but they can also help you select the perfect designs and fixtures that will suit your wants, needs, and your budget.

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