The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has released their top trends survey results for 2013 and with the times changing, technology developing and styles evolving, we want to keep you updated. If you would like to see more pictures and creative ideas with these new trends, come by Westside Remodeling and talk with one of our designers!
Here are the kitchen trends for 2013:
Gray Color Schemes
This helps give a positive appeal and a chic look for sophisticated spaces. Whites and off whites are still very popular, followed by beiges and bones.
Transitional vs. Traditional
Transitional is a seamless blend of traditional and contemporary and is currently the #1 design trend. Traditional is in second place, closely followed by contemporary designs.
Granite & Quartz
These are the top two materials used for countertops. Solid surfaces are also continuing to rise in popularity as individuals are using patterns elsewhere in their decorating.
LED lighting is highly recommended due to its energy efficiency. Consumer awareness of energy efficiency has grown, LED lighting has a much higher percentage of usage compared to compact florescent lighting, as well as other lighting.
Touch Activated Faucets
Although pull-out faucets are still in the #1 spot, touch activated faucets have grown in popularity within the past year. Pot filler faucets are currently in second place.
Under mount sinks are slowly declining, but are still the #1 choice for the kitchen. Integrated sinks are a close second.
Satin nickel has been the top faucet finish in kitchens since 2011. Bronze and oil-rubbed finishes are slowly growing in popularity, possibly due to the higher expense of polished nickel and polished chrome.
White Painted Cabinetry
Popularity has increased within the past 2 years. Dark finishes are a close second with while glazed finishes are slowly starting to decline.
Instead of a tile backsplash, a glass backsplash is increasingly used. It can be easier to clean and maintain than natural stone.