Our professional kitchen and bath designers are always researching and following changes in trends and styles for kitchen remodeling. At Sparta Trades Kitchens & Baths, you will get personalized design recommendations that consider both your personal style/desires, as well as the current trends in kitchen styles. We will help you pick elements and features that are trendy, but transition easily as styles change. Here are some of the most current trends for kitchen remodeling, using statistics from the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
- Love white? You won’t go wrong.
White appliances are so much easier to keep clean than stainless, which smudges if you as much as look at it. Plus, the new icy look is simple, cool, and able to blend into transitional and contemporary styles. And since stainless has filtered down to the masses, it no longer has that expensive and exclusive cache it once had. But white will always have staying power.
- Want color? Go for neutral gray.
The popularity of sleek, sophisticated gray color schemes is soaring. Seventy-one percent of NKBA designers said gray is the fastest-growing color scheme for kitchens in 2014. But gray can be tricky. In cold, cloudy climates, gray can appear frozen unless you use it on warm materials like wood cabinets, or pair it with hot colors likes reds and yellows. On the other hand, gray can appear pleasantly cool in sunny, hot climates — a breath of fresh air in heat and humidity. So while white kitchens are a safe bet, gray is neutral enough — and close enough to white — to have staying power if you use it well.
- Choose quartz over granite.
In 2013, quartz and granite almost tied in countertop popularity. But in 2014, the trend is definitely toward quartz. “Consumers Reports” says quartz is the toughest countertop material, which resists scratches, burns, and chips. Crushed quartz stone is mixed with resin to produce countertops that range from solid colors to the look of real granite, but they’ll beat natural stone in toughness. It’s easy to maintain, and unlike granite, you don’t have to seal it annually to prevent stains.
- Stick with transitional design.
More than 60% of NKBA designers say contemporary, with its sleek simplicity, is the fastest-growing kitchen style. Fussy doodads and decorative and distressed glazes are out. Contemporary looks sleek and clean, but can also come across as cold. The design encourages a non-cluttered look, which can be hard to maintain in a busy home. So it’s better to hedge your bets with transitional design, which combines contemporary and traditional to exploit the best parts of each.
Interested in finding out more about the possibilities for kitchen remodeling? Call Sparta Trades Kitchens & Baths at 973-729-3171 for more information on kitchen styles.