Top 5 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends, via NKBA’s 2016 Report

Top 5 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends, via NKBA’s 2016 Report

The NKBA 2016 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Report affirmed the popularity of transitional design, neutral color palettes and increased lighting and amenities for both kitchens and bathrooms in today’s homes. We’ve pulled out 5 of the 10 reported trends for each room to share with you today! To see more details from the report, click here and here.

Top 5 Kitchen Trends:

1. Transitional style: this sophisticated blend of modern and traditional design is the most popular style today.
Inspire-Pendants-Chandelier-Kitchen---Masterpiece-Design-Group-StudioKW-HProject completed by Masterpiece Design Group, Studio KW featuring the Inspire collection.

2. Multiple cabinet colors or finishes: many homeowners are incorporating lighter and darker cabinets to create contrast in the kitchen.
Academy-Pendants-_-kitchen-_-TollBrothersToll Brothers kitchen featuring Academy pendants.
3. Wood flooring: the look of hardwood floors, even through other materials made to look like wood, remains a favored style.
Archie-Chandelier-_-Kitchen-_-Beazer-HomesProject completed by Beazer Homes featuring Archie chandelier.
4. Kitchen islands and perimeters with different color or material countertops than the rest of the kitchen:
this is another way to create contrast within a kitchen.
Image courtesy of Beazer Homes featuring Fresnel Lens pendants.
5. Built-in coffee stations, wet bars, wine refrigerators: these added amenities bring character and unique spaces to a home.
WetBarProject completed by Arthur Rutenberg Homes featuring Glass pendants.

Top 5 Bath Trends:

1. Aging-in-place amenities: Aging-in-place amenities: enhancements such as grab bars, chair-high toilets, taller vanities and showers without thresholds allow for longer independent living. For more on aging in place, see here.
PLI_NoirBath_Hi-Res_DreamBathsKitchenKraft Dream Bath featuring Noir chandelier.

2. Transitional design: just as with the kitchen, homeowners are leaning toward a mix of old and new styles for the master bath.
WestPointHomesBathDazzleImage courtesy of West Point Homes featuring Dazzle collection.

3. Whites and grays used in color palette: a neutral color scheme is commonly chosen for its versatility in design. White lighting fixtures are also popular.
Equinox-Bath-MiniPendant-Mary-DeWaltProject completed by Mary DeWalt featuring Equinox pendants.

4.Freestanding tubs: a popular style tub to install in the master bathroom.
Master-Bath-Tranquil-Living-120 Image courtesy of Stephen Alexander Homes featuring Santiago collection.
5. Increased use of shower amenities: these include incorporating more lighting, built in seating and hand-held showerheads.
Recessed_Bathroom_TollBrothersToll Brothers master bath featuring recessed lighting.

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