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6 kitchen design trends for 2013
Each year, the National Kitchen and Bath Association surveys its members to identify the latest design and specification trends in kitchen design.
Energy-efficient lighting is widely used by member designers in both the United States and Canada. As consumer awareness of energy efficiency has risen, it comes as no surprise that light-emitting diode, or LED, lighting is being specified by a higher percentage of designers, increasing from 70 percent to 77 percent over the past year, according to NKBA. The significant uptick from 50 percent in 2010 indicates that this trend has serious staying power.
Meanwhile, there has been no significant change in the use of compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) and incandescent bulbs, with current usage at 26 percent and 41 percent, respectively.
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