If the first hint of spring has given you the itch to do a little remodeling in the kitchen, you are definitely not alone. This time of year inspires a lot of people to make drastic changes. If you are in the planning process of your project, you probably want to know what the hottest trends are, and how to achieve them. These are some of the most sought-after looks for 2015.

  • Farmhouse Chic – Many people are trading in their contemporary space for a warm and inviting farmhouse chic look. A large wood table with a mix of benches and seats will create a table folks naturally want to gather around, and brushed nickel hardware and lighting offers an easy way to strike a balance between a contemporary and farmhouse look.
  • Oversized Lighting Fixtures – Lighting continues to play a key role in decorating. An extra-large vintage chandelier will bring a bit of elegance to the simple look. Lamp shade pendants above a breakfast bar or island will help set the tone, as well.
  • Large Water Walls – An increasing number of designers are including large water walls in the kitchen. Considering this is probably the most popular room in the house, it makes sense to feature a water element in there. Most people probably come through a door in, or close to, the kitchen, so seeing and hearing cascading water is certainly calming and inviting to new guests.
  • Painted Cupboards – Forget about paying all that money to have your cabinets refinished or refaced. You can change the look of your kitchen simply by taking a paint brush to the cupboards. Removing cabinet doors continues to be a popular look, especially if you are trying to achieve the farmhouse chic theme.
  • Black Appliances – If you just finally splurged on stainless steel appliances, don’t panic! They are still very much in style. However, black appliances are the new coveted choice in modern themes.
  • Copper – There is no such thing as too much copper. You may even want to create an Edwardian-style kitchen with copper cookware displayed on shelves and an eye-catching copper La Cornue oven as a focal point.
  • Black – You may think black is reserved for the living room and bedroom, but this isn’t so anymore. Designers are drenching kitchens in black, from black appliances to black slate counters to black walls. Then, they brighten with lots of greenery, exciting silver lighting, and a splash of color.