5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2019

5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2019

5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2019

Whether you are considering building a new home or thinking about remodeling your current home, here are 5 kitchen design ideas that are sure to still be popular in 2019. Ready to get started on a new kitchen? Make an Appointment with Surface One Today!

Open Shelving

Open shelving has become a very popular trend in the kitchen. Homeowners are opting to forgo upper cabinets to open up wall space for windows and open shelving. While this trend may decrease storage space, it provides a great opportunity to use contrasting shelving materials as an accent or focal point, and it provides a great way to display your favorite glassware and serving pieces. For the project below our client chose rustic wood shelving to complement the limestone countertops and white subway tile walls.

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Vintage Vibe

Using vintage elements to accent kitchens and bathrooms continues to be a popular trend as we move into 2019. According to Interior Decorator Patrick Ediger on Elle Decor’s website, “We’ll continue to see traditional elements and forms in harmony with modern design in 2019. Think honed, natural stone, organic basalt tiles, hand wrapped rattan furniture and vintage-inspired fixtures and lighting.” In the project featured below, our client combined vintage style light fixtures and rattan furniture with marble countertops and backsplashes to create a dramatic design.

 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

Single Level Island Countertops

Over the past few years single level kitchen islands have become more popular than multi-level islands. According to Decor Mag’s website, single level islands will continue in popularity because they “don’t block light, increase prep space, and create an unobstructed conversation and dining area.” Waterfall edges remain popular in a variety of materials including Marble, Granite, and Quartz.  Using our Slabsmith software and robotic technology we create smooth seamless waterfall edges, like the one below for a Mountain Brook kitchen remodeling project. 

 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

Quartz Countertops

According to Better Homes and Gardens, Quartz Countertops will still be super popular in 2019. “The shimmering surface is less dominant than other materials, so you’re unlikely to grow tired of it. Quartz countertops pair well with both light and dark colored cabinets, making them easy to integrate into any kitchen design.” The Liberty Park home pictured below featured Silestone Quartz throughout the kitchen and bathrooms of the home. 

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Blue Cabinets

Yes, you read that right, blue cabinets are a thing and according to Better Homes and Garden they will continue to be popular in 2019. Now, we have to admit that blue cabinets are not the right choice for every home, but one of our favorite design projects from 2018 included pairing White Quartz Countertops with Blue Kitchen Cabinets. Pretty stunning, don’t you think?

 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

Surface One custom fabricates and installs beautiful and unique surfaces for residential and commercial projects. Located in Pelham, AL, Surface One has been in business since 1999. Surface One fabricates natural stone, quartz, solid surface and specialty surfaces for residential and commercial clients. The Surface One team would love to help you create a beautiful new kitchen in 2019. 

Granite Countertops Birmingham, Alabama

Granite Countertops Birmingham, Alabama

Are you considering installing Granite Countertops in your home? Granite is a natural stone thats delivers durability and beautiful aesthetics to any room. Granite is a very hard substance and is resistant to scratches, heat and normal wear and tear. The durability of granite makes it a popular choice for busy families’ kitchens as well as bathrooms and serving bars. Surface One installs granite countertops in the Birmingham area and throughout Alabama.

Natural Beauty of Granite Countertops

Choosing granite for your bathroom adds a distinctive feel of luxury. Because it is a natural stone the color variations are endless, making it easy to find the perfect pattern to coordinate with your flooring, cabinets, backsplash, and paint color. The beauty of the granite countertop is hard to beat, it is a natural product with a timeless aura and appeal. Exotic granite slabs can be used is a powder bathroom to create a focal point in the room. 

Benefits of Granite Countertops

  • Granite doesn’t depreciate in value, it adds value to your home
  • Granite is sanitary, bacterial contamination is not an issue
  • Granite is easy to clean with warm water and a mild detergent
  • Granite is durable and holds up to daily wear and tear
  • Granite is a natural surface with an almost luminous look
  • Granite color will never fade
  • Granite countertops vary because of the various minerals within that create depth and character
  • Granite is stain resistant once it is sealed
Making the Right Decision
Surface One is an expert installer of Granite Countertops in the Birmingham Area. Contact Surface One and our design team will help you select the perfect granite color, edge profile and finish for your home. If you are interested in learning more about granite countertops read our other articles: “How Durable is Granite?” and “Which Granite Finish to Choose?”
Surface One custom fabricates and installs beautiful and unique surfaces for residential and commercial projects. Located in Pelham, AL, Surface One has been in business since 1999. We are a leading source for custom fabricated countertops. Surface One fabricates natural stone, quartz, solid surface and specialty surfaces for residential and commercial clients. The Surface One design team can accommodate the design and budget requirements of any project. The talented designers offer styles, colors, materials and pricing options including rare surfaces for high impact design and renewable surfaces to meet Green Building and LEED standards.

3 Modern Bathroom Design Ideas

3 Modern Bathroom Design Ideas

Who doesn’t want a relaxing spa-like master bathroom? Here are Moder Bathroom design ideas to add functionality, design, and beauty to your home. All surfaces were fabricated and installed by Surface One. Ready for an update? Make an Appointment with Surface One Today!

Silestone Shower Slabs

Who says you have to use tile on your shower walls? In the GBAHB 2015 Ideal Home, built by Fowler Construction, the Master Bathroom shower featured full-length slabs of Silestone on the shower walls.

The seamless shower design is modern and very easy to clean. A custom cut shower shelf was created from Silestone in keeping with the sleek and modern design. Tone on tone tile flooring in the shower and the bathroom creates a monochromatic design throughout this luxurious bathroom. 

The smooth Silestone surface makes this master bathroom shower very easy to clean and there are no messy grout lines. Framed by glass walls and a glass shower door, the soft white color, and sleek texture creates a relaxing and spa-like atmosphere. 

Learn more about Silestone here.

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Marble Tub Surround

The tub is a great way to add elegance to the master bathroom. Marble has become a popular countertop choice for bathrooms and can be used as decking to frame the bathtub. Custom cut backsplashes are another modern touch that can be added to this focal area. Mixing and matching cabinet styles and flooring choices accentuate the design. The possibilities are endless.

 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops
 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

Onyx Slab Shower Wall

If you are looking for a bold statement, why not create a focal point in the shower using an exotic stone like Onyx? 

Onyx is a highly colorful stone with unique patterns and a wide range of rich color variations. Onyx is semi-translucent and can be back-lit or under-lit to highlight the beauty of the stone. 

Learn more about Onyx here.

Surface One stocks a variety of unique and exotic stones that can be fabricated for countertops, tub decking, shower walls and many other focal points throughout your home.

If you can dream it, we can cut it. Let our expert designers help you create new modern accents for your home or office. 

Contact Surface One for an appointment today.

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Blue Cabinets Add a POP to White Quartz Countertops

Blue Cabinets Add a POP to White Quartz Countertops

White Quartz Countertops Complement Blue Cabinets

Do you find white cabinets to be boring? Why not add a unique pop of color to your kitchen with blue cabinets. In this Mountain Brook farmhouse, designers Annie Bayer Goldberg and Ginny Monheit Maguire mixed rusting charm and modern surfaces with bold blue cabinets.

The designers balanced the brightly colored cabinets with Calacatta Classique Quartz countertops fabricated and installed by Surface One. The unique design included adding a curve into the edge of the quartz island countertop to accommodate a custom-designed curved seating bench. Open shelving filled with white china completes the casual farmhouse look.

More information about this renovation project can be found in the Birmingham Home and Garden article Going for Bold written by Paige Townley with photography by Jean Allsopp. 

 

5 Kitchen Island Design Ideas

5 Kitchen Island Design Ideas

The kitchen island is the center focal point of the room and the place where your family and friends always gather. Here are 5 kitchen island design ideas to add functionality, design, and beauty to your home. All surfaces were fabricated and installed by Surface One. Ready for an update? Make an Appointment with Surface One Today!

Mixed Countertop Materials

Your kitchen island countertop does not have to be the same as the rest of the home. One design idea to give individuality to the kitchen island is to mix countertop material on the island. You can choose 2 complementary colors of the same material or create an intricate design with 2 contrasting materials. The choices are endless. In the image below, Surface One combined Absolute Black Granite and Vetrazzo Recycled Glass to create a dramatic focal point.

 

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Different Cabinet Colors and Materials

Who says everything in the kitchen has to look the same? Kitchen islands are becoming a focal point by changing the countertop surface, cabinet color and/or cabinet style. Homeowners are opting to use a simple Granite or Quartz on the kitchen countertops with a vibrant contrasting stone on the kitchen island. Mixing and matching cabinet styles and colors add originality to the design. The possibilities are endless.

 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops
 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

Under Counter Appliances

In keeping with universal design principles, the kitchen island is a great place to install under counter appliances. The microwave is one of the most popular appliances to be housed in the island—keeping it in reach of all family member, short and tall. Some new microwave models are built like a drawer than can be loaded from the top for easier use.

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Single Level Islands

Single level islands can still be used for seating while opening up the kitchen to the rest of the home. They provide more workspace for cooking and more serving space for entertaining. This design idea joins the kitchen with the adjacent living space to create an open, airy feeling. 

 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops
 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

Waterfall Edges

Waterfall edge countertops continue the countertop material from the top of the island to the floor. The stone encapsulates the island and provides the perfect frame for a contrasting cabinet color or design. Waterfall Edges also known as waterfall panels are an excellent way to add style to the focal point of your kitchen.

 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

Surface One custom fabricates and installs beautiful and unique surfaces for residential and commercial projects. Located in Pelham, AL, Surface One has been in business since 1999. We are a leading source for custom fabricated countertops. Surface One fabricates natural stone, quartz, solid surface and specialty surfaces for residential and commercial clients. The Surface One design team can accommodate the design and budget requirements of any project. The talented designers offer styles, colors, materials and pricing options including rare surfaces for high impact design and renewable surfaces to meet Green Building and LEED standards.

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