kitchen trends
Most modern kitchens have frequently-used appliances stored right on the countertop for ease of use.

Keeping up with the latest kitchen trends is a great way to find inspiration for your unique, personalized kitchen. However, there are some trends that will make your kitchen less functional and less appealing. If you’re considering a kitchen update, stay away from these popular trends.

4-Inch Backsplash

A backsplash serves the functional purpose of protecting your kitchen walls while also providing extra aesthetic appeal to the room. Ceramic, porcelain, or glass tile can create wonderfully colorful, creative, and unique backsplashes. So, why stop at 4-inches? A modern kitchen has a backsplash that reaches from the kitchen counter all the way up to the bottoms of the cabinets. This larger backsplash is more effective, helps to preserve the longevity of your kitchen, and will trend for longer than the 4-inch backsplash.

Appliance Garage

An appliance garage is the storage spaces that are built into the countertops to house appliances like coffee makers, toasters, blenders, etc. While appliance garages can hide appliances that are not in use, they take up quite a lot of valuable workspace. It’s a better idea to simply store often-used appliances within reach on the countertops and store rarely-used appliances in drawers or cabinets. Avoiding the appliance garage can clean up and streamline your workspace.

Kitchen Desk

Putting a desk in the kitchen was all the rage for a decade or so. After all, much of family life revolves around the kitchen. However, many homeowners who have a desk in their kitchen have discovered that the desk goes largely unused, except as a spot for mail, keys, and knick knacks to pile up. A better alternative is to designate a small drawer for important items like keys and build charging ports in the kitchen for electronics.