Normandy Remodeling’s top 13 kitchen trends for 2013

With a new year of projects set to begin, the Normany Remodeling design team have shared their top 13 kitchen trends that they expect to see a lot more of in 2013.

January 18, 2013

With dozens of design awards in the past few years, the Normandy Remodeling design team remains at the forefront of kitchen remodeling trends. With a new year of projects set to begin, they have shared their top 13 kitchen trends that they expect to see a lot more of in 2013.

 

1. Bursts of color throughout the kitchen

It's a retro style that's great for making a statement.

 

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2. Light driftwood cabinetry using oak and walnut woods

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3. Contemporary designs

2013 is a year we'll be seeing a lot more clean lines than we have in the past.

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4. Gray stains on cabinetry

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5. Colored paints for walls

Gray was huge in 2012 and will continue to be very popular in 2013.

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6. The “live-in” kitchen layout

This means having the kitchen open to another room in the home, such as a living room. It’s a great idea for people with big families or who love entertaining.

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7. Thinner countertops

In particular, ½-inch-thick countertops of manmade materials will grow in popularity.

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8. Rustic materials

People are highlighting the beauty of natural, imperfect products in the kitchen.

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9. The kitchen as multipurpose space

Adding seating to an island or creating a media center allows for a homework space or surfing the Internet.

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10. Low maintenance surfaces and materials

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11. Integration of technology

Designers are incorporating elements such as iPod/iPad docks, TVs, etc.

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12. Mixing finishes

Designers are creating interest through mixed finishes, creating focal points out of a particular cabinetry piece, such as a hutch or refrigerator.

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13. Large, commercial scale appliances

This is another way of creating a focal point in the kitchen.

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