In most homes, kitchen design has moved towards function and now the kitchen is more of the family room, than the actual family room. It’s the first place you go to when you get home, the place you socialize with friends, and the go-to room for the whole house. The kitchen is a room that every member of the household should feel comfortable in and have a role in keeping functioning.
It’s often said that great kitchens sell houses. Wonder what the great kitchen of the future will look like? Two new reports should give you valuable insight: the 2012 National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Design Trends Study, and “The New Home in 2015″ published by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Give yourself a design refresher with the survey results, and guide your buyers toward kitchens with proven, lasting appeal. Current kitchen design trends To pin down current kitchen trends, the NKBA asked member designers to identify types of kitchen materials used recently. The 2012 Design Trends Study found that oak, walnut and birch kitchen cabinets are increasingly popular, and polished chrome fixtures are making a comeback. Here [...]
The new white kitchen has a modern feel with traditional roots in style and design. Here are a few examples on how to bring new flair to a white kitchen.