3 Kitchen Design Trends For 2019

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2019 is going to be the year of innovative kitchen designs that work perfectly for everybody. Let this year inspire you to give your cooking space a stunning makeover!

The kitchen has undeniably become a focal point in most American households. Once designed solely for cooking, today’s kitchens are now the hub of everyday activities. From doing homework to hosting cozy gatherings of family and friends, the kitchen is at the heart of every home that makes us feel warm and welcomed. Kitchens are now a bonding place that ushers the entire family together.

In this regard, the kitchen is that part of the home that needs a perfect balance of form and functionality. Every component of the kitchen has to be planned smartly. From valuable countertop space to technological advancements in essential appliances to efficient storage solutions, you can find numerous ideas to achieve that desired smart kitchen makeover.

Check out these 3 exciting designs that will help you add a unique style and personality to your cooking space!

Open Plan Living Is The New Modern Lifestyle

The age-old walled-in home structures have now evolved into open space living areas. Integrating your kitchen to the living or dining room with a smart, open floor plan is one of the ultimate life-enhancing upgrades. Open kitchen designs often serve more than one purpose and are ideal for small houses too. However, creating a harmonious environment in open plan living demands an interactive layout. Whether it’s a kitchen-dinner extension, a kitchen-living area merger, or a combination of all three areas, make sure to use elements that put the kitchen décor in tune with the rest of the areas.

If required, you can still choose to distinguish each area of your home in many subtle and discreet ways. Using a slightly varied color scheme and separating the kitchen with an elevated floor could work for you. It’s time to let the separating walls go away and embrace the beauty of open plan living.

Illuminate Your Kitchen With More Light

A simple and exciting way to enhance the features and style of your kitchen is to lighten it up! Since kitchens have become a social space of our home, proper lighting is an essential aspect of a functional kitchen.

If you prefer natural light, create a layout that connects the kitchen with your backyard or patio, separated by a sliding door. If this is not possible, you can reinvent your indoor lighting system with a blend of both ambient and task lighting fixtures. A couple of recessed overhead lighting fixtures or an elegant chandelier above the kitchen island can also make a striking difference in the kitchen’s overall look.

Open Shelves Work For Every Style Of Kitchen

Kitchen cabinets have existed as a necessary feature of cooking spaces for centuries. However, wall-mounted cabinets or surfaces located above the countertops were known to be a thing of the past until a few years ago. But today, open shelves are back in fashion. Open shelves are a simple way to showcase your clutter creatively. Polished and colorful floating shelves in a sleek finish offer an enhanced aesthetic appearance in contemporary style kitchens.

Ready to refresh the look of your kitchen? Before you begin, it is important to know your goals. What is missing in your current design? What conveniences do you want to add to your kitchen? Remember that planning is crucial for the successful completion of any project. Invest time to meticulously plan every move of your remodeling or renovation project to achieve beautiful results.

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Most people use microwaves daily to thaw frozen foods, reheat leftovers, and cook meals. Common problems your microwave can develop include:

  • The plate won’t turn.
  • The microwave doesn’t turn on or off.
  • The door won’t close or open.
  • The microwave doesn’t heat properly.
  • It makes strange or loud sounds.
  • The light stops working.
  • The touchpad won’t respond.

Call to schedule a repair today if you notice any of these warning signs.


Whether you own a separate freezer or only the one on your refrigerator, you count on it to keep perishable items frozen for later use. If the freezer fails, you may lose hundreds of dollars worth of food. Some warning signs of freezer malfunction include:

  • Water leaks
  • Frost or ice buildup
  • Strange sounds
  • Temperature variations
  • Constantly running compressor

The freezer also might just stop working.

Ice Makers

Many people enjoy the convenience of built-in ice makers. Signs that yours isn’t working correctly:

  • Ice is fractured, frosted, or strangely shaped.
  • Ice won’t release from the mold.
  • The outside ejector doesn’t produce ice.

Common issues include clogged water lines, incorrectly set thermostats, unlevel mounting, and clogged water filters.


Gone are the days when someone had to wash dishes by hand in the sink daily. Most people use their dishwashers every day to avoid that manual task. You may notice:

  • Your dishes aren’t clean after a wash cycle.
  • The dishwasher won’t run.
  • The machine won’t fill or drain properly.
  • Your dishwasher has a foul odor.
  • Operation makes more noise than usual.
  • Water leaks onto the floor.

Able Appliance & HVAC Service can diagnose and repair your issue.


Every kitchen has a refrigerator. Some people have them in garages and offices too. We count on these essential appliances to keep our food fresh. It’s time to schedule a repair if:

  • The refrigerator operates constantly or won’t come on at all.
  • The temperature is too hot or too cold, not adjusting with the thermostat.
  • Water leaks onto the floor.
  • The water dispenser won’t release water.
  • The appliance makes loud noises.

Most of these issues are easily repaired.

Ovens, Stoves, and Ranges

Families that enjoy home-cooked meals and freshly baked desserts rely on their ovens and stoves. Owners can choose gas or electric appliances, and the repair issues can differ for each type. However, the problems you may notice remain similar.


  • The oven won’t heat to the set temperature correctly or at all.
  • The interior light won’t come on or turn off.
  • The self-cleaning feature doesn’t work.
  • The door won’t open or close.
  • Your food cooks unevenly.
  • Your controls aren’t responsive.
  • The heating or broiling element won’t ignite or come on.

Stovetops and Ranges

  • Eyes won’t ignite or power on.
  • Temperatures don’t adjust to your settings.
  • The indicator lights don’t work.
  • Turning the eyes on produces sparks or strange smells.
  • Bubbles, cracks, or blisters appear on the cooktop or coils.

Able Appliance & HVAC Service technicians can repair all brands of electric and gas ovens, stoves, cooktops, and gas range tops.

Washers and Dryers

Everyone needs clean clothes, sheets, and towels. Our washers and dryers make that easy to accomplish unless they stop working properly. Each appliance typically gives you signs that repairs are necessary.


  • Water won’t fill or drain.
  • Water overfills or leaks.
  • The agitator won’t spin.
  • The washer vibrates excessively or makes loud noises.
  • Unpleasant odors persist.
  • The door doesn’t open.
  • The machine ruins your laundry.
  • The washer won’t turn on or stop


  • The dryer doesn’t power on or only runs for a short time.
  • The dryer won’t heat or overheat.
  • The machine takes too long to dry laundry.
  • The drum won’t spin.
  • The dryer is too noisy or vibrates excessively.
  • The laundry has wrinkles or lint.

These appliances come in many makes and models, and Able Appliance & HVAC Service can repair them all.

AC and Heating

When your heating or air conditioning isn’t working properly, your home can quickly become uncomfortable. Common issues you’ll notice are:

  • The air isn’t heated or cooled to the correct temperature, the heat blows cold air, or the AC blows hot air.
  • The unit runs constantly or won’t turn on.
  • Fluid leaks from your inside or outside units.
  • Your system is too loud.

Schedule a repair appointment to avoid further damage if you experience any of these problems.

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