Drawing on extensive data and insights from builders, architects, and developers, the Pulse Newsletter from New Home Trends Institute by John Burns Real Estate Consulting identifies five kitchen trends to watch out for in the coming year. They include:
Trend 1: Eat-In Kitchen as a Space Saver
85% of homeowners would consider island seating in lieu of separate dining space in the kitchen. We’re seeing designers incorporate enhanced island dining into both attainable homes (to save space) and luxury homes (as an option). Contour (seen above) offers the space-saving, drop-down island standard in their 1,414-square-foot Plan 1. Bringing the lower level to chair height makes island dining feel casual and comfortable.
Trend 2: White with Bold Accents
Don’t say goodbye to white kitchens just yet. Bolder designs are trending, but if homeowners were given the choice to remodel, white is still the most desired color palette for its practicality and ability to withstand the test of time. Designers are upping the “boldness” factor with colorful accents, statement lighting, and playful tile. …