Kitchen Trends That Won’t Go Out of Fashion

One of the hardest parts about kitchen renovations is the fear that whatever design you decide will ultimately go out of fashion. You would have just spent a lot of your hard-earned money on the new space, and the last thing you want is for it to look dated within only a few years.

However, you may be able to avoid that issue if you go with timeless features and designs that don’t age. These below could be some of them.

Earthy and Wellness Designs

In recent years, kitchens that promote social get-togethers and feature light colours, greenery, and natural materials have been in hot demand. They are the epitome of lightness, brightness, and space without taking on a defining design that could go out of style in the near future.

These kitchen styles also generally feature one paint colour and gain their style through the use of accessories. As a result, they are a timeless kitchen design that would make any homeowner smile.

Two-Tone Cabinetry

Storage is an important factor when creating a new kitchen. As a result, many people install wall to ceiling cabinetry that caters to their needs. Once you paint that cabinetry, it’s easy to find yourself with challenges on how to break up the colours. With two-tone cabinetry, you can do that.

This involves adding an island bar or counter of a different complementary colour. Having two colour tones is undoubtedly a trend that never seems to go out of fashion.

New Year

I was back home in Hawaii for the past 10 days and didn’t have a chance to update this blog as to the status of the greenhouse and Ruffner Valley Urban Farm in general. First and foremost we’ve officially s The good news is the greenhouse is done! It’s certainly a step down from professional grade but it has proven sturdy and effective thus far. We’ve started some of our seedlings inside and currently they are coming up without any problems. I’ve attached pictures of the greenhouse as well as the seedlings we’ve started.

The whole property is about to go through some pretty major renovations. We hired an electrician to come in and get power back up in the small building by Plot C. We plan on building a small walk-in cooler to store our produce so it will last longer before market. It was a matter of debate whether a walk-in cooler would be worth the expense when just starting out. There are a lot of costs associated with the cooler beyond just materials; we had to purchase a heavy duty A/C unit (18,000 BTU) and we also have to pay for the power to run it. However, we’ve heard from numerous sources that the initial investment is worth it. If you don’t have a cooler most of your produce has to be harvested the day before market. This means you will spend all Friday (assuming market is on Saturday) harvesting and probably won’t even get all the produce you have available. On top of that you have to spend time packaging for market which likely means working late into the night Friday and then getting up early for market on Saturday. With this in mind we think building a cooler would be a valuable experience from both a financial and learning perspective.