Kitchen Remodeling has always been one of the trendiest and most popular renovation projects. After kitchen remodeling projects; the next popular is bathroom Remodeling.
The annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show for 2017 was at Orlando, Florida this year and some of the new trends have been released.
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the world’s largest international trade event focused exclusively on all aspects of kitchens and baths specifically serving kitchen and bath dealers, designers, architects, remodelers, wholesalers and custom builders. It is the ultimate destination to discover the latest products, designs, trends and education that the industry has to offer.
Based on Home Advisor’s observations, the following are some of the highlights.
A Pop of Color
Color is delighting in unexpected places, adding a pop of optimism to still-trending gray and white interiors. Appliances, cabinetry and fixtures are emerging in exuberant primary colors. The hottest paint colors are celebrating saturated shades of purple, green and yellow. And interior designers are swooning over jewel-toned velvets, mosaic tiles and accent pieces.
A Touch of Texture
Texture’s adding interest everywhere from feature walls to backsplashes and shower stalls. What’s more, designers are layering texture with color, pattern and more texture to conjure up drama and dimension. Envision an arrangement of wood grain, herringbone tile, stacked stone veneer and smooth stone surfaces.
A Mixed Matchup:
Designers are steering away from the matchy-matchy looks of years past and embracing the use of mixed materials and other unanticipated arrangements. We’re seeing contrasting cabinetry, smooth and rough finish juxtapositions, compound countertops, and mixed woods and metals.
A Focus on Function:
Function first is the new maxim. Designers and manufacturers are creating tools and spaces with our day-to-day lives in mind. We’re seeing an influx of innovative storage systems, utilitarian fixtures, and space-saving cabinets and appliances — as well a fresh focus on
workhorse spaces like laundry rooms, mud rooms and dedicated work stations.
A Calculated Move to Quartz:
Engineered quartz has officially taken the place of granite as the top countertop material. This year, designers are flocking to new varieties featuring matte blacks, warm greys and whites, jewel tones, and concrete and marbled finishes. One of our favorite finds, Transform from Caesarstone, is a quartz overlay that can be applied over existing countertops to avoid the time and tear-out required in a full kitchen remodel.