As Northern Colorado home builders, we have seen our fair share of housing trends come and go. That is, what was once a popular style several years ago may now be considered an eyesore or simply outdated. This is something you need to keep in mind if you are having a custom home built, or even if you are planning on simply remodeling your kitchen in the near future. Remember, not only are you planning this kitchen for your own enjoyment, you are also hoping to get the best return on your investment. So when considering your kitchen here are a few things you should keep in mind.

There was a time, long ago, when keeping small kitchen appliances like blenders and juicers behind closed doors was a cool thing. But this was back in the 1980’s and is no longer cool today. These cabinets that were made for small appliances take up precious counter space, which can be utilized for so much more. Today’s homeowners simply keep the most used appliances out and pull-out drawers are great to store the rest.

Kitchens of yesteryear were built with little nooks for the mixer, the phone and even foil and wax paper dispensers. But if you have one of these nooks, the 1970’s might call and want it back. All joking aside, in this day when many homes don’t have a landline, there simply isn’t a need for this type of nook.

Trash compactors were a popular item to install in your kitchen a few years ago, but not anymore. This appliance was useful before families began recycling everything from paper to aluminum to glass. So consider using that space for something more modern.

By skipping these trends, you will enjoy a convenient kitchen that will not be outdated too soon.