Whether building from scratch or remodeling a portion of your home or office, it’s easy to get swept up with the latest cabinet design trends. TV shows (and even entire networks), magazines, websites, and social media constantly tempt viewers with cutting-edge designs, conveniences, and layouts.
The idea of adding custom cabinets and storage solutions based on what’s trendy might be exciting, but is it the right approach for you?
While it’s essential to be aware of trends, Holland’s Custom Cabinets recommends prioritizing functionality and staying true to your style whether considering a renovation or new build. Your kitchen, living room, home office, or professional space should be a reflection of you, not just a snapshot of what’s trendy. Chasing what’s hot can leave you with a space that feels impersonal and detached.
The key is to strike a balance between contemporary elements, modern innovations, and timeless design. Working with an experienced design partner like Holland’s can help you create a space that incorporates current functionality but also feels uniquely yours.
Short-Term vs. Long-Term Vision
Here’s a good rule of thumb for when considering remodeling a kitchen or other living area. If you plan to stay in the space five years or more, focus on what truly matters to you. Trends come and go, but style preferences and functionality should stand the test of time.
Don’t be swayed by fleeting fads that might lose their appeal in a few years. A kitchen, living area, or office is more than a showpiece. It’s a space where functionality and aesthetics should harmonize. It is possible for modern innovations to seamlessly coexist with both contemporary and rustic designs.
Of course, if you plan to sell your home or commercial space in the next few years, watching the trends may be wise. Prospective buyers might find modern finishes and popular designs more appealing.
The Pitfalls of Aesthetic-Only Remodeling
When contemplating design changes, it’s crucial to understand that remodeling based solely on aesthetics won’t necessarily transform the way you live or work. For example, filling the kitchen of a traditional Spanish-style home with modern finishes and materials might result in a disjointed, unsatisfying clash of designs—and do little to improve functionality.
Remodeling any living or commercial space should be viewed holistically. In addition to curb appeal, consider how any changes will enhance ease of use, storage, and accessibility.
Getting it “right” in the context of an existing space’s overall theme demands respect for its inherent, existing character. Again, working with an experienced team like Holland’s can make all the difference between realizing your vision and ongoing frustration.
The Holland’s Approach
At Holland’s Custom Cabinets, our expertise lies in the ability to guide clients through the remodeling process. We advocate for a thoughtful approach that extends beyond aesthetics.
Your Holland’s team is there with you every step of the way, from ideation and design, to choice of materials, manufacturing, and installation. We help you weigh personal preferences, functionality, spatial requirements, and the unique architectural features of your home or office space. In our experience, the key to satisfaction is looking beyond what’s hot to focus on what’s truly timeless and what aligns with personal preferences. After all, no one ever wants their space to look or feel dated. We invite you to partner with Holland’s as your trusted designer, cabinetmaker, and installer. To discuss transforming your space, call us at 619.443.6081 or contact us through our website.