Old Kitchen Design Trends Making a Comeback

Everything old is new again. This saying is true in just about all areas of style. Whether it’s fashion or interior design, trends tend to be cyclical. We just hope when they come back around again decades later, they are updated. We can see the same types of trends happening in homes. For years, many of us all painstakingly tore down wallpaper, but now wallpaper is back in vogue for homes. Of course, the designs are more chic and minimal these days, but still pay homage to their humble beginnings. The same story goes for the latest kitchen remodeling ideas that are making their way back in updated, revolutionary ways into design magazines (and possibly into your Santa Maria, CA kitchen).

Here are the latest old-becomes-new-again updates for your Santa Maria kitchen:

Tile countertops

Tile countertops were all the rage in the kitchens of the 1970s and 1980s. Updated kitchens have been leaning more towards solid countertops made of granite, quartz, and even wood, however, tile countertops can be a budget-friendly alternative to more expensive countertops like granite.

Updated tile can look chic, too. Your mind may automatically think back to your grandmother’s white tile countertops with floral designs sprinkled in. But today’s tile countertops are made of thinner pieces and rich colors like dark gray with light grout. They’re stunning and stylish in ways you never imagined.

Skirted lower kitchen cabinets

This trend definitely has its limits, but skirted kitchen cabinets are making a comeback. This type of cabinet was mostly reserved for country-style kitchens, and it’s recommended that this trend stays in country-style kitchens even today.

Buying fabric will certainly be a budget-friendly alternative to installing custom kitchen cabinets. If you are satisfied with the placement and size of your lower cabinets, but just need new fronts, skirted cabinets may be the answer. Find fabric that can withstand all that goes on in your kitchen and that doesn’t take the “country chic” vibe too far.

If skirted cabinets are just too country for your kitchen, refacing kitchen cabinets is another great option to give your space a fresh, new look.

Painted kitchen cabinets

In the 1950s and 1960s the kitchen was a place for color to really shine. Cabinets came in every color of the rainbow, and the bolder, the better. Fast forward a bit and dark wood took over during the 1980s and 1990s. More recently, white kitchens have pervaded design magazines and home makeover shows. White kitchens are fresh and beautiful, but for those of us who crave a little more color, it’s time to paint kitchen cabinets.

The paint colors that designers currently recommend are a bit richer than the colors of the 50s and 60s. Two-toned cabinets are a more updated style if you want painted kitchen cabinets. Try white for your upper cabinets but introduce emerald green or blue to your lower kitchen cabinets. The combinations are endless. Find your favorite colors that also complement your home’s style.

Whether your kitchen is crying out for an updated, vintage look with new tile countertops or refacing kitchen cabinets is more your style, New Life Bath and Kitchen is ready to give you a free estimate on any of your home improvement needs.