Are These Kitchen Trends Too Trendy?

Last week, we discussed paint trends and how various colors can impact the sale of your home. This week, we’re talking about trends in another crucial element of your home: the kitchen.

In the past two years or so, we’ve seen trending toward large, open, combined kitchen-and-family rooms that allow the kitchen to function as a central gathering space and make entertaining easy. Large center islands double as preparation space and serving space; kitchen tables become places to do homework or watch TV while Mom and Dad cook.

The trends discussed in this PureWow article go beyond the floor plan and hone in on specific design features. We polled the realtors on the team to see whether these are things that they might actually try in their own homes—and whether or not they’d advise their clients to do the same.


Navy Cabinets

Britt: Navy is my favorite color, and while I always wear it on my body, I’m not sure the trend of navy cabinets is worth the money the cabinets will cost. Then again, you can always paint cabinets white if you get sick of the navy…but that, of course, brings in an additional cost.


Dark Hardware

Phyllis: The industrial look continues with sleek walnut cabinetry and white counters. I’m also seeing that appliances are moving away from stainless steel and toward wood-covered again.


Outspoken Tile

Joanne: I love the look of a unique tile that speaks to the owner’s personality and look of a specific room. It may take longer to sell a home with outspoken tile, so a seller may have to replace when listing.


A Breakfast Nook

Melissa: I prefer a breakfast bar with stools. It makes the kitchen more inviting.


Open Shelves

Tracy: I love a space that breathes and feels airy with open shelves. Choose what you keep on the shelves carefully to add pops of color to neutral spaces and create a streamlined design with texture and fun!


White Quartz Countertops

Maria: OBSESSED. Wouldn’t put anything else in my kitchen right now.


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Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.

The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.

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