Forecasted Trends of 2017

Forecasted Trends of 2017

1) Gray and white painted cabinets continue to rise in popularity. Designers at NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) also predict increasing requests for color schemes including shades of blue and black as well.

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 2) Combining/mixing materials and colors—Separate colors for islands and even wall and base cabinets helps to add visual interest and break up solid walls of cabinetry. Cabinets come in just about any color you can think of—one of our cabinetry manufacturers will now custom paint cabinets to match any color sample you desire. If you love fuchsia, there’s a manufacturer who will make you the most beautiful fuchsia cabinets! Mixing countertop materials is gaining in popularity as well—quartz is still king, but consider combining a butcher block countertop on the breakfast bar, marble on the island, quartz on perimeter countertops or any combination that suits your taste and lifestyle.

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3) Simple cabinet styles—Think Shaker style—classic, clean-lined and easy to dress up or down. They have been in style, they are in style, and they will still look great years down the line!

4) Farmhouse look—Farmhouse/rustic style is still extremely popular, especially when mixing elements with modern and contemporary touches. Take a look at this beautiful apron sink from Kohler—it looks great in every kitchen—from classic to modern.

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5) Bold lighting fixtures—Oversized drums and pendant fixtures—another way to bring the wow factor into the kitchen!

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6) Specialized storage features—Organization and clever use of every space in the kitchen in the form of customized drawers, rollout trays, recycling bins, pullout spice racks—just about any configuration to meet your needs and help make your kitchen as user-friendly and organized as possible.

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7) Sensor-activated items: faucets that turn on with a motion of the hand, lights that turn on and off with activity in the room, even a meat thermometer (Moen) that utilizes Bluetooth technology to let you know when the roast in your oven is done. Technology is here to stay. Why not let it help make life in the kitchen easier?

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8) Appliances—Love to cook? Imagine a Wolf gas range coupled with convection ovens and a fridge big enough to hold all of your ingredients. Induction cooktops and convection ovens are rising in popularity, as are microwave drawers over built-in or freestanding microwaves.

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9) Hardware–Fresh and modern in shades of gold, copper and pewter. Don’t be afraid to venture away from matching your stainless steel appliances.

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10) Open shelving—Open shelving looks fresh and modern and allows you to display specialty pieces in full view.

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11) Faux furniture pieces—Cabinetry that emulates the look of a china hutch or buffet. Bring your beautiful cabinets out of the kitchen and into the dining room, office or great room.

12) Glass-fronted cabinets—Glass lightens the space and breaks up banks of cabinetry as well as provides space for display in the kitchen.

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