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.
8. Undermount sinks still on top
The popularity of undermount sinks is in a slight decline; however, they remain the most specified type of lavatory sink during the past three years.
“An undermount sink offers an integrated, seamless look, ease of cleaning, and they maximize counter space,” says Barber.
Integrated sink and tops have seen some growth, increasing from 35 percent in 2012 to 41 percent currently.
Undermount sinks also create extra counter space because the sink is under the countertop rather than sitting on top. Visually, the vanity top now appears larger because the countertop space is continuous.
“From an aesthetic point of view, it also creates the ability to let the counter material take center stage,” says Dawn Parker, design team manager, Sun Design Remodeling Specialists Inc., Burke, Va.