Paso Robles, Calif. -- Having a comfortable, stylish and clean space to work and thrive is no longer just a luxury. Recent changes in technology, style, and function of so many kitchen essentials makes it an exciting time to remodel the most important part of the home. A cozy place to entertain while cooking and socializing, the kitchen is almost like a second living room.

Modern kitchens make useful space of each inch of cabinetry. Custom draw dividers for cutlery, pull out trays for spices, tray dividers, rollout trays all make storage and availability much easier. Consider adding customized cabinetry during kitchen remodeling. Paso Robles family chefs can have everything exactly where it needs to be.

Stainless steel kitchen appliances have been taking over the market, but one new trend is becoming just as popular: black stainless steel. Another fun and interesting trend to watch for is retro, colorful appliances. Vintage looking refrigerators, stoves and ovens are all making a comeback in cute colors like powder blue and pink. The trend in commercial looking kitchens is slowly fading into more aesthetic looking kitchens, with functional and sleek style.

In terms of flooring, rustic and recycled hardwood floors are coming into style, and have been leading the way with ceramic tiles close behind. Another hot trend of flooring is stained concrete. Flooring and sustainable products made in the U.S. are also getting a lot of focus.

Considering quality and valuable materials as a luxury is a thing of the past. With composite materials, stone and quartz countertops and surfaces are making a huge impact on the way new kitchens are being built. The grandeur and beauty of statement pieces of marble increase the value of any space. The functionality of quartz and initially installing a good material that lasts is a great investment for the future.

Modern industrial-style kitchens feature wood, concrete, steel and raw materials. The wide variety of eco-friendly materials available from today’s innovative technology help to build kitchens that cost less and have a better impact on the environment.

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