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Top 5 Features a 2019 Kitchen Needs to Have According to 30 Expert Interior Designers

Written By: Cristina Miguelez
Monday, July 15, 2019

The following five trends have been deemed as the most likely to succeed in 2019 by a group of experts in interior design. In this report, they took to showcase what the hottest trends are for 2019 kitchen remodeling, and which ones are most likely to add function and value to a home.

Smart Lighting

Smart technology is one of the fastest growing fields. Actually, according to Vivint, approximately half of renovators are introducing smart devices as they make upgrades to their homes. With so many smart devices available, homeowners have a lot to choose from.

According to experts, when it comes to the kitchen, smart lighting is the top trend within this category. Lighting within the kitchen is crucial to the design and the function of the space. Using smart lights, which can vary in color and brightness, and can be controlled via a tablet, can enhance the use of the room whether yoursquo;re cooking or entertaining. This makes smart lighting a good choice for homeowners looking for a first step into the smart home market.

Shaker or Slab Cabinets

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Anyone looking to update their cabinets should also be aware that solid wood is the preferred material - outstripping all other options by a wide margin. Fresh, updated designs with real wood are sure to hold their value better long term, making this an investment that can pay off now or in the future.

Pendant Lights

All kitchens ideally need three types of lighting - ambient, accent, and task - to look and function at their best. Pendant lights were chosen as the most popular fixture to include in the kitchen, and with good reason; they can technically fit all three roles depending on how they are used and where they are placed.

Groups of pendants can provide ambient light for large areas, while single pendants centered over a peninsula or table can be an accent. Hang a pendant directly over a workstation, and now you have task lighting as well. With this versatility, itrsquo;s no wonder that pendant lights make the most sense for inclusion in the design.

Kitchen Island Layout

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There are many ways to plan and layout a kitchen. When asked what was the most popular layout, a staggering 91 of experts agreed itrsquo;s the island kitchen. Islands aid in the function of the room, with most reporting that its main function is to bring additional counter space.

Islands also improve the working triangle of the kitchen, and add additional storage as well, making this one of the best additions that can be made to a space.

Natural Stone or Quartz Countertops

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Homeowners have more choices for countertop materials today than ever before. When it comes to the >

Pay Attention to Whatrsquo;s Popular

Itrsquo;s important to track trends as they emerge and change, because these will show the direction of the industry and what most homebuyers are looking for in a home. If a homeowner needs to choose strategically when it comes to picking which features to include in their kitchens this year, these 5 top the list. Be sure to read the full report to know more about whatrsquo;s popular in kitchen remodeling this 2019.

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