Amy Ferrer, principal of design firm Miko + Boone Home, shares five ways to transform your kitchen into a dream space.
This Amy Ferrer-designed kitchen is the perfect example of new kitchen trends with its Quartz countertop and slate gray cabinetry on the far side of the island.
1. What are the most popular kitchen trends right now? Though many people still love white kitchens, we are seeing it going away. However, we do see white on the perimeter cabinets with a colored island. Inset kitchen doors are becoming more popular here. We are also using tall-door pantry cabinets more these days than the pantry hidden behind a door. Quartz is the countertop of choice because it’s solid, sanitary, easy to clean and low maintenance.
2. Any new trends due to quarantine? Besides a home office, the kitchen is the main area in the home that our clients are gravitating toward to work and to home-school. Because of this, the kitchen has become even more multifunctional than it has been in the past.
3. What are some ways to open up the room? If you have the space, go with a large flat kitchen island that is counter height. We are seeing the sinks and stoves moving away from the island and back to the perimeter of the cabinets, leaving the island uncluttered and more space to work.
4. Any tips for making the area less cluttered while everyone is home? Place your oils and spices in your cabinet or drawer. If you have utensils out on your countertop, put them away in a drawer. Keep your countertops and kitchen table free from clutter with minimal decor. Less is more, however, balance is everything in decorating!
5. Any creative new features to take note of when trying to upgrade a kitchen? Prep kitchens or morning kitchens are becoming more popular. It is a hidden area for prep work or small appliance storage, keeping your primary counter space clean and uncluttered.
Photography by: Photo by Garrett Nantz/Luxurious Animals; Design by Amy Ferrer/Miko + Boone Home