Whats Hot In Kitchen Designs Mid Year 2016
The National Kitchen and Bath Association has been tracking kitchen design trends for over 53 years now. The key trend is an emphasis on clean lines, less ornamentation and personalized luxury stands out thought the survey created by the NKBA. Clients are looking for workable, customized environments that suit their lifestyles.
These are our top 5 trends that clients are looking for from acclaimed kitchen and bath designers across the nation. Below are the nations Top 10 Trends.
LESS IS MORE - A pared down environment with transitional design being the leading rule of 2016. We anticipate seeing more clean lines in design, the challenge is that as the design gets simpler the design will need to find news ways to accomplish that distinctive style for the client. That can be achieved in various ways by the seasoned professional.
COLOR CONNECTION - Consumers are finding ways to incorporate bold colors and patterns into their design. Everyone is still loving gray, white and off whites but incorporating an accent color thought in smaller accents can tell a personal story for that client
STORAGE - Pullouts, Tilt-outs, tilt-ins are HOT in cabinetry storage. It is the key requirement for homeowners, that organization items be included in more than 90 percent of kitchen projects completed by National Kitchen Bath Designers. Topping the list of popularity are trash/recycle pullouts 81 percent.
MODERN TECH HOMES - Today's increasing volume of work from home professionals they want more options and gadgets to be part of their everyday life. Docking and charging stations have been a number one priority in all the new designs we create. The hub of the home, the kitchen, means ease and convenience of preparing a meal. That could be as simple as adding a under cabinet power strip that conveniently holds your ipad so you can read the recipe while cooking.
STEALTH SPLURGES - Home owners have been diving back into indulging into their homes with lavish products like free standing tubs, large spa like showers and lavish refrigerators and steam cooking appliances. The greatest luxury in the world is time and if these lavish items can add a quality of life for the home owner then it is worth the investment.
TOP 10 KITCHEN TRENDS FOR 2016
1 Transitional style, with clean lines, and less ornamentation.
2 Two or more cabinet colors/finishes in the same kitchen, often in a light/ dark combo.
3 Pull-outs, tilt-outs, and tilt-ins for easy storage, trash and recycling.
4 The look of wood flooring dominates, be it actual wood or wood-look ceramic tile.
5 Different countertops for islands and the perimeter, varying in both color and material.
6 Outdoor kitchens, most popular in the Southeast.
7 Built-in coffee stations and wet bars, as well as built-in wine refrigerators.
8 Pocket doors.
9 Pet spaces, including built-in feeding stations, food storage and crates.
10 Docking and charging stations.
TOP 10 BATHROOM TRENDS FOR 2016
1 Greater acceptance of aging-in-place amenities: no threshold showers, grab bars, higher vanity heights, chair-height toilets.
2 Transitional is pulling away from contemporary. Transitional is the most popular style.
3 Neutral colors rule in the bath. White is the most popular fixture color, and whites and grays are the most popular overall color schemes.
4 More open shelving and floating vanities.
5 More built-in storage functionality: more roll-out shelves in bath cabinetry, more “hidden” electrical outlets for blow dryers, etc.
6 Undermount sinks are far and away the most popular sink style. Emerging: 15 percent did a trough sink, which may increase slightly.
7 When tubs are installed in master bathrooms, they are most likely to be freestanding.
8 Increasing use of shower amenities such as lights, built-in seats and benches, and hand shower in addition to the mounted showerhead.
9 Polished chrome is the most popular faucet finish.
10 Other amenities specified by at least 25% of NKBA members in 2015:
a) Easy maintenance features
b) Electric radiant floor heating
c) Master bathrooms with coffee
bars, microwaves and wet bars
d) TV in mirror
e) Quiet or soft-close toilet seat
f ) Steam showers