New Kitchen Trends: Blurring The Lines Yet Seeing More Clearly

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“In recent years the trend of open floor plans has been on the rise, and with it comes some innovative ideas to make the whole home work together.

The kitchen is borrowing style from the nearby living areas and is becoming less of a focal point as blurring the lines between rooms becomes necessary.

With these rooms vanishing into each other, we start to see elements from the living/entertaining area merging into the kitchen, such as open shelving and more functional drawer storage.”

Katie Kuiper
Design Studio Senior Designer
MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc., parent company of
Aristokraft® Cabinetry


3 New Kitchen Trends To Consider:


open shelving »
Open shelving is becoming more of a staple in the kitchen. Not only does it make items easier to access, it also puts them on display.


drawers »
Drawers are increasing in the kitchen. Not only are we seeing standard base cabinets being swapped for easier-to-access drawer bases, but also with the open shelving trend, the drawer is needed to take on more functions.


transitional styling »
In blurring the lines between rooms, a new style has emerged, making it the perfect mix of warmth, comfort, clean lines, and understated colors to go with the rest of your home’s décor. Transitional sits right in between Traditional and Contemporary, is timeless and effortless.

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