Hot Kitchens For 2014

Hot Kitchens for 2014

The National Kitchen and Bath Association recently conducted a style report with 420 designers to understand what’s going to be ‘hot’ in kitchen design for 2014.

As a Home Stager and lover of interior design, I’m always interested to know what motivates buyers.

The report hands-down states that homeowners are wanting less ornamentation, simple style and neutral colours. Useful features that blend in seamlessly with the design (such as pull outs and touch-activated faucets).

Style:  62% of respondents said contemporary will be the fastest growing style.

Colour Scheme:  All of you who jumped on the Grey band-wagon will be relieved to know that Grey will still be dominate in the colour scheme.  Whites and off-whites still remain popular also.

Cabinets:  Designers believe that white cabinets have finally fallen off their pedestal. Expect dark woods to grow in popularity and homeowners will continue their love affair with glass doors.

Countertops:  The stone of choice will be quartz, topping granite and other stone materials.

Back splashes:  The widely popular glass tiles will continue to grow even more popular.

Flooring:  The lure of wood floors is No. 1 with homeowners, followed by ceramic and/or porcelain tile.

Sinks:  Although stainless steel remains the favourite, expect to see more granite.  Didn’t see that one coming!

Faucets:  Homeowners are not ready to walk away from their pull-out spouts in their faucets.  However they are leaning towards touch-activated models.

Appliances: Technology and gadgets continue to rule.  Watch for microwave drawers this year.

Simple, clean and minimal design is soaring in popularity.  Can’t wait!