The nation’s leading remodelers participated in a variety of sales-related seminars in the late summer and early fall of 2013.
15 design trends for kitchens & baths
With demand for custom design, remodeling, and renovations at its highest level since 2005, Professional Remodeler examines the latest design trends you can incorporate in kitchen and bath upgrades.
Using the kitchen as a social space is just one of Professional Remodeler's Top 15 kitchen and bath design trends.
1. Open kitchens to create more social space, furniture-type cabinetry
Not only is the kitchen utilized for cooking and eating, it has evolved into a social setting where cabinetry is being viewed as furniture as opposed to standard kitchen equipment.
“Kitchens have become the new living room, and as a result, they are more unique and collected in terms of finishes and vocabularies,” says DeGiulio. “I love hearing people talk about how important their kitchens have become to them, not just for cooking, dining, and cleaning, but for just hanging out with friends and family.”
DeGiulio ultimately believes there will be a change in the hierarchy of the home that puts the kitchen as the priority in terms of design, budget, location, and space allocation.
Another design trend that has become popular lately is the new kitchen look with furniture-type cabinetry and mixtures of finishes and colors.
“We have been adding more finishing pieces to cabinets, such as adding panels on cabinet ends and molding accessories, which really highlights a great look,” says Bill Shaw, chairman of the NAHB Remodelers and president of William Shaw Associates in Houston.