If you’re considering a kitchen remodel in 2014, you may want to think about some of the upcoming trends in kitchen design. Black countertops are one of the trends expected in 2014, as well as darker paint hues for the walls. Along with these trends comes open shelving and glass front cabinetry. But will this look work in your kitchen?

First of all, open shelving and glass front cabinets can work in the most modern, trendiest kitchen, as well as with more traditional designs. Paint colors on cabinets and shelving, glass colors used and type of wood for shelving are all considerations that can help you make a bold, contemporary statement, or give your space a warm, traditional feel.

Open shelving and glass front cabinets mean you’ll need to be a bit more selective about how you display your kitchenware. Choose kitchenware that grooves with your style, and understand that open shelving and glass cabinet fronts are a bold move – have some signature pieces that define your style.

One thing to remember is that you open shelving or glass fronts on cabinets offers some versatility. Try temporary looks on the inside of open shelf walls using different color papers in solids, patterns and prints. Once you find a design you like, you can make it more permanent. Even if you opt to stay with a natural wood look, open shelving will offer beautiful design opportunities that had been previously hidden away behind

Considering a kitchen makeover in 2014? Let the design team at Fahy Kitchens & Baths help. Please feel free to contact us at (315) 735-8181 or fax to (315) 735-2829. Fahy Kitchens & Baths is located at 1908 Oriskany Street West in Utica, N.Y. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated.