“The NKBA created Kitchen & Bath Month in 1982. With children back in school and families not yet overwhelmed by the flurry of activity around the holidays, October is the most popular time of year for homeowners to remodel their kitchens and baths.”- National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)
We could not let October pass without highlighting Kitchen & Bath month. Renovating a kitchen or bath can be a daunting task (coordinating installers, living in a gutted space) with both rich rewards and added value. If you have been thinking about remodeling your kitchen or bath, here are some popular trends of 2010 that will help turn your space into an up-to-date gem.
- Tradition Still Reigns: Who said that tradition is a thing of the past? As the most popular design style of 2010, kitchens are reflecting a relaxed and livable design incorporating more light colored hues (creams, beiges)
- Cherry, Cherry Wood: If you have been scratching your head over which wood to use for your cabinetry, try cherry. Cherry wood is always a popular choice due to its natural luster and glow. It is also perfect to display displays and glazes
- Battle on the Floor- Natural stone along with ceramic and porcelain tile remain top choice for kitchen flooring. However as 2010 continues, hardwood is becoming a strong contender for the gold
- Retro is the New Modern: Seen in kitchen trends, tradition is also making a comeback in the bathroom. A more established and classic look best describes the traditional style that is dominating this year’s bath designs. Perhaps homeowners want to evoke more of a chateau retreat vs. sterile contemporary look?
- Simplicity in Fixtures: White evidently is “the new black” as more and more are opting for pure sinks and fixtures. White bathroom fixtures provide an unblemished look (who would want something that looks dirty) while arousing a feeling of serenity
- Nickel Over Chrome: Bye bye polished chrome, hello brushed nickel. Once popular in 2009, polished chrome faucets are now being exchanged for brushed nickel collections. Perhaps people are finally tired of cleaning off unwanted fingerprints?
To see more trends, read the NKBA’s article, “NKBA Reveals 2010 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends”
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