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June 18, 2018 cbellissimo

All About Kitchens: The Top Trends of 2018

The kitchen is far more than just a room to eat and cook – it’s the heart of every home. HGTV notes that you can expect to recoup 60%-120% of your investment on a kitchen remodel. It’s also one of the biggest influencers on whether a potential home buyer makes an offer or moves on the next house.

Here are the top design trends of 2018 to makes your kitchen a modern masterpiece:

Refresh the cabinets

Adding new kitchen cabinets is the ultimate makeover. From custom designed cabinets to DIY installations, new cabinets can add tremendous value to your home. The options are endless with bright and vibrant stains. The “all-white” kitchen is thing of the past. Go for Cherry, Pine, Maple, Exotic Hickory, Oak, or painted MDF. You can preview how new cabinets look and fit into your space with Kavtek’s digital home remodeling app.

Make it personal

Add meaning to your home and tell your story with handmade tiles and bespoke fixtures in the kitchen. To achieve a truly personal space, make room for a gallery wall and hang your favourite painting or print. Today’s design trends are more about display space than storage space.

Don’t forget about the appliances

If you’re about to modernize your kitchen, the appliances shouldn’t be left in the past. Along with functionality, the look and style of your appliances greatly affect how your kitchen is perceived. Stainless steel has dominated the market for what feels like forever, but gray-toned appliances in a dark brushed metal finish are a good example what’s in for 2018.

Soft edges make all the difference

Many tastemakers are saying that 2018 will bring soft edges to the forefront of home design. “Arches and curves are making their way back into the design world.” Curved edges bring a certain aesthetic and feel to the kitchen, preventing your space from being cold and industrial. It’s amazing how soft edges mix together with other elements in the home to offer a distinct, warm look.

Look down at the floors

Kitchen floors have to withstand high foot traffic, dropped dishes, and spills galore. It’s finding that fine line between style and sturdiness that can be challenging. Many people prefer hardwood flooring for its enduring beauty and connectivity to other rooms in the house. From solid to engineered hardwood, there’s a spectrum of on-trend colours and stains for you to choose from. Before you rip up the current floors, Kavtek has many of these options available for you to preview in your home.


Kavtek is a mobile app that allows real estate agents to easily show the full potential of any home using a phone or tablet. Powered by augmented reality, the app allows home buyers and sellers to completely remodel any space using the camera on their phone or tablet. Join our waiting list for free priority access to the app.