Kitchen & Bath Design Trends

According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association these are the latest trends:

1) Concealed Kitchens: Concealing appliances enhances the kitchen's ability to be a primary living and entertainment venue. Clean lines and sleek colours create a unique identity without overpowering nearby rooms;

2) Beverage Stations: This area usually includes an undercounter refrigerator, wine cooler and coffe maker;

3) Scaling of Elements: Shapes, textures and fixtures are used to create scale. Whether it's a marbled surface in tile, a tin ceiling or metallic material, it can be used to direct the eye around the room and create a balanced space;

4) Bold Colours: look for splashes of bold colour - particularly rich blues, purples, greens and yellows;

5) Soft Geometry: rounded shapes on countertops, light fixtures and sofits help smooth traffic patterns and soften features;

6) New Use of Space: Fixtures such as vanaties and wall mounted toilets remove obstructions and make baths feel spacious;

7) Framing: A simple detail such as a sofit along the ceiling or blank wall space surrounding inset cabinets can set off and emphasize elements while creating a focal point;

8) Varying Heights: Islands , countertops and walls are being customized to homeowner needs. Varying heights are not only functional but also create balance;

9) Japanese Influences: Look for clean lines, open spaces and neutral colours with bold splashes of colour. Japanese artwork and antiques are becoming popular as well;

10) Art Integration: Kitchens and baths are being personalized with paintings and sculptures.

Drew Douglas

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