The kitchen is the heart of any home. Ring in 2019 right with the latest kitchen trends!

Open shelving gives smaller kitchens the illusion of more space and highlights your personal style with displayed decorative jars and dinnerware. It is also a functional favorite for easy access to cookware. Shelves can be built into existing walls or suspended from the ceiling for an airy, translucent ambiance.

Oak cabinetry is making a comeback this year due to its neutral, versatile color. The most popular oak trends incorporate transitional styling, which fuses together contemporary and traditional elements. Consider open glass and leather accents with conservative, dark-stained oak cabinets like our . Furthermore, making the kitchen island a different color than the perimeter cabinets or incorporating multiple finishes can add a “wow factor” to the space. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), most designers saw the mix of a paint and a stain in kitchen designs trending up in 2018. Pairing light and dark stains is also increasingly fashionable, as is defining the wood grain for greater texture.

Smart tech is taking over the kitchen, too. Modern cabinetry often features a charging station, a docking station or device holder for tablets, and built-in wireless music speakers or televisions. Decorative laminates can be used to seamlessly conceal any hardware. To illuminate the kitchen working area, install LED lighting under countertops. LED lights come in different forms, including pucks, strips, and bars to fit any decor.

Making a kitchen design uniquely yours never goes out of style and customization is 2019’s best trend.  Let the exceptional creativity and craftsmanship of Cornerstone Cabinet Company elevate your kitchen to “Luxury Beyond Expectations” this year.