2015 Kitchen & Bath Trends

Posted on Nov 12th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: What's "IN" In Design

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What happens in the remodeling world is usually a precursor to trends that appear in new construction. Every year the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) releases the results of its annual 60,000 member survey that tracks design trends in kitchen and bathroom remodeling.

As an overview kitchen and bath design has definitely trended towards the contemporary. Clean simple lines and glossier and sleek finishes are in. Out of favor in kitchens are rustic, country and Tuscan cabinetry styles with heavy glazing and distressing.

In bathrooms people are demanding a spa like atmosphere with cool white and gray color pallets. Multiple storage opportunities are also tending in the cabinetry plus a people are looking towards universal design so that they can age in place without more renovation needed later.

Below is a few of the things that they discovered.

Kitchen trends

In: European inspired clean and simple recto-linear designs, high gloss finishes, Painted cabinetry
Out: Highly ornamented rustic, Tuscan, and Provincial cabinetry with distressed and/or glazed finishes

In: Duplicate appliances (more than one dishwasher, refrigerator etc)
Out: Single appliances

In: Counters and tall gathering tables
Out: Standard Kitchen Tables

In: Quartz countertops
Out: Laminate countertops

In: Wood flooring
Out: Vinyl or linoleum flooring

In: Microwave drawers
Out: Freestanding microwaves

In: French door refrigerators
Out: Freezer-top refrigerators and side-by-side refrigerators/freezers

In: Polished chrome faucets
Out: Bronze/oil-rubbed bronze and polished brass faucets

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Bathroom trends

In: White fixtures
Out: Beige/bisque/bone/almond fixtures

In: Polished chrome faucets
Out: Bronze/oil-rubbed bronze faucets

In: Under-mount sinks
Out: Vessel or drop-in sinks

In: Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring
Out: Vinyl or linoleum flooring

In: Quartz vanity tops
Out: Solid surface and cultured marble/onyx vanity tops

Some of the content sourced for this blog was from a article written by Dave Swanson posted to the website reviewed.com in February 2015. You can visit that article by visiting: http://dishwashers.reviewed.com/features/kitchen-and-bath-design-in-2015-whats-hot-whats-not

We welcome hearing your thoughts and questions about what you’re seeing or desiring in your new Kitchen and Bath. Feel free to post your questions and ideas in the comments section below.

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