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Most of us spend a lot of time in the kitchen, preparing meals and cleaning up. In many cases, we spend so much time in our familiar kitchen space that we don’t pay much attention to what it looks like. We miss out on Out-of Fashion Kitchen Trends.

Trends, are always changing. They are dynamic and progressive. Today’s kitchens are sleek and practical. Design experts list seven out-of-fashion kitchen trends:

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Short backsplashes

Backsplashes that reach up to six to eight inches above the countertop are sorely outdated. If you’re up for a remodel, take the backsplash all the way up to the upper cabinets to make your kitchen feel bigger and cleaner. 

Grey Distressed Kitchen Cabinet is an out-of-fashion kitchen trend

Distressed wood cabinets

Once the darling of country-style kitchens, the clunky distressed wood of yesteryear is giving way to natural wood or white finishes.

Out-of-fashion Kitchen Trends: Over the Range Microwave Ovens

Over the stove microwaves

When microwaves came into fashion, homeowners put them over the stove to save counter space. But today’s families want necessities accessible for the entire family. Some are redesigning cabinets to move the microwave into an under-counter nook where smaller family members can reach it. 

Out-of-fashion kitchen trends: Over the cabinet decors

Top-of-cabinet décor

Gone are the days of filling the space between the tops of your cabinets and the ceiling with dusty accessories like artificial flowers or greenery. Removing them from above the cabinets gives the room a more open feel.

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Hanging pots and pans

Once, every kitchen shown in a magazine had a big, beautiful, hanging rack filled with copper or stainless-steel pots and pans. Kitchen designers today are making room for them in drawers or cabinet, trading in that outdated country look for cleaner, minimalist lines. 

Anything but stainless steel

Over the years, kitchen appliances have gone from white to copper to avocado green and back again. But the desired look today is the cool, sleek look of stainless steel.

Kitchen desks

At one point in time, every upscale kitchen featured desk space—a little nook where you could scan the mail, pay bills, etc. But those mess-collectors are now yesterday’s news. Moving desk chores to another room can give your kitchen extra space and alternative storage options.

If you’re considering to do a home improvement project, or maybe even selling your house in the future, you might want to upgrade from out-of-fashion kitchen trends to something more sleek, modern, and sophisticated. This will help you get a higher home value in the future.

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