Outdated kitchen trends – 5 overdone looks that designers like to avoid, and here’s why you should too
It’s all too easy to fall foul of outdated kitchen trends, not least because you might have never considered them as ‘trends’ in the first instance. Yet there are certain design directions you can take that are likely to date your kitchen quickly – some glaring, others seemingly harmless, and a matter of personal taste.
Perhaps the more obvious kitchen trend trap is to commit to a fashionable feature without factoring in its longevity. One of the most important spaces, the kitchen is the heart of the home, so it should be one of the first rooms you think about when planning an overhaul – and there is always room for improvement and inspiring change with the latest kitchen ideas.
Much like with outdated living room trends, one of the biggest kitchen design mistakes is to entirely eschew character and practicality altogether for fear that your space will date. Ironically, avoiding certain trends can age a kitchen, too. The ultra-modern aesthetic and matte black hardware that has made this list are proof that sticking with certain trends isn’t always a good idea in the long term.