Houzz.com, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design, has released it’s “13 Kitchen Looks Expected to Be Big in 2015.”  We have been incorporating many of these trends in our current homes. 

1303 Brook Forest Drive - 019First on the list is Furniture Style Design Features.  Interior Designer Greg Natale predicts that furniture style cabinetry will be one of the top trends in 2015.  Natale states that you can incorporate this design element in the kitchen with an island.  “Raising it on legs or including intricate paneling or a contrasting top and sides are ways of turning this into a piece to be proud of.”  We recently finished a Modern Industrial style home with a “L” shaped island that is painted a different color than the kitchen cabinets and easily seats six people. 

HTA_7496_7_8Airy and user friendly open shelving
is being used as a practical solution for the kitchen rather than simply for display.  Sydney kitchen designer Kesha Pillay of Art of Kitchens states, “open shelving personalizes the space, making it feel lived in and warm, while keeping the kitchen functional and easy to use.”  We installed open shelves in the kitchen of mid century modern renovation.  The shelves were made of the same material as the cabinets. 

Transitional interior design that marries modern and traditional elements will be one of the most influential looks of 2015.  We have incorporated transitional design in many of our homes including Highland Terrace, Humility Lane and Lytle Avenue

Another trend in kitchen design in 2015 is touch me textures.  Designer Pillay says, “natural marble and granite in honed finishes, as well as engineered stones that replicate raw finishes, are a few materials we’ll be seeing a lot next year.”  We installed honed marble countertops in this Modern Prairie style home including a waterfall feature on the island. 

582 Morgan Street - 023Kitchen cabinets will not be all white or dark wood in 2015.  Tribal-inspired tones will be making a comeback in the kitchen.  Kitchen and bathroom designer Lee Hardcastle states, “color tones will likely shift to echo the diversity of nature, with inspiration drawn form the rich, bold Moroccan and Native American palette.”  In a Modern style home, we painted the lower bank of cabinets including the island a bright orange to add color to the kitchen. 

Classic Shaker-inspired kitchens
never seem to go out of style.  Natale says this simple, timeless look will be particularly popular in 2015.  This Modern Prairie style4373 Weiuca - 009 home has shaker cabinets with modern hardware providing a transitional but classic look. 

Epic Development is currently building in Brookhaven, Grant Park, LaVista Park, Old Fourth Ward, Ormewood Park, Reynoldstown and Riverside.  View all the details of our current listings here. For more information about our homes, contact Scott Eaves at (404) 518-3820 or scott@epicdevelopment.com.