Technology has become integrated into our homes with devices such as networked doorbells, smart thermostats, and wireless light bulbs.
Kitchen and Bath
Whether it's used for cooking, dining or entertaining guests, the kitchen is the hub of the home. The way the room is arranged can be a major time-saver and allow the family to make the most of the common space. Kitchen appliances, plumbing, tile, sinks, counter space, and dining space all influence how the kitchen is used and how much the homeowners enjoy it. Choosing the right appliances for energy efficiency constitutes a greater concern than ever, allowing families to go green and to save money on utility bills. The bath, while ultimately a utilitarian space, can be a personal oasis. Choices such as whether to include a bathtub versus a shower can optimize the space for the family's needs.
Kitchen as living room, bathroom as spa, and clean, contemporary lines all around. Here are the design features that are pulling in buyers
Photo: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD
The NKBA's 2016 Design Trends Survey explores the top 10 trends in kitchens and the top 10 trends in baths, as well as a compilation of other new developments.
The kitchen and baths in The New American Home offer contemporary design, cutting-edge technology, and the comforts and conveniences that buyers crave
The association has combined two of its existing certifications
When it comes to design and appearance, more buyers are looking at different types of appliances