This month, we bring you our annual report on the kitchen and bath design trends that hold the greatest appeal for buyers.
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.
Streamlined and personalized looks favor practical storage, open layouts, and considerations for aging in place
Two-toned kitchens are becoming more popular with interior designers and homeowners. Designer: Leslie Lamarre, CKD, CID. Photo: Bernard Andre.
Contemporary aesthetics, quartz countertops, and vinyl flooring are becoming more popular in kitchen and bath design
The standout kitchen and bath features in The New American Home 2017 offer innovation, luxury, and new takes on the tried and true