Kitchen Expo Latest Kitchen Trends!

Kitchen Expo Latest Kitchen Trends!

The Latest Kitchen Trends!

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4 Kitchen Trends + How to Use Them

Better Homes and Gardens teamed with designers Jen Ziemer and Andrea Dixon of Minneapolis-based Fiddlehead Design Group to create the BHG Innovation Kitchen for the May 2014 issue. Heres a peek at the kitchen and their take on kitchen trends.

As interior designers, we are constantly asked about current trends. While we love incorporating these ideas where we can, when it comes to kitchen design, function comes first. At Fiddlehead, however, we think its always trendy to be functional! Here are some ways you can include current kitchen trends in your space.

Trend #1: Consistent Island Height

We chose to keep the island in the BHG kitchen a consistent 36 standard countertop height. Gone are the days of the multi-level island with raised bar seating for the kids. Not only are those bar stools hard to maneuver, but the higher countertop section breaks up what could be a larger prep space, buffet top and/or homework station. Height consistency at the island allows for a more practical and multi-functional centerpiece for what is typically the hub of the home.

Trend #2: Open Shelving

A kitchen-ful of cabinetry can become overwhelming. We decided to use open shelving in lieu of uppercabinets in the BHG kitchen in order to create a lighter, more decorative look. Our clients are really embracing this trend as it can be both functional and attractive. A bonus is that its also less expensive than using traditional upper cabinets. So go ahead, buy those new dishes youve been eyeing! Open shelves are also a great place to show off your personality and add some pops of color to what can be a very utilitarian space.

Trend #3: Cabinet Drawer Bases

Like most kitchens we are designing, we decided to incorporate base drawers instead of doors. Not only do we love how the drawers line up with one another, but they serve a functional purpose as well. Instead of opening a cabinet door and bending down to look inside or pulling out a roll-out shelf, you can gain access to the cabinet in one, simple motion. You are also able to utilize more of the cabinet interior without having roll-out hardware that takes up valuable space. There are so many wonderful, after market products, that allow you to customize the drawers to hold dinner plates, bowls, etc.

Trend #4: Multi-Purpose Pantry Space

For the BHG kitchen we were fortunate to have enough square footage to create a large, multi-functional pantry area. A lot is happening in this back room; laundry, folding, gardening, storage, list-making, etc. We designed it to be directly adjacent to the kitchen and incorporated an interior window that unifies the two spaces and allows natural light to flow. We included another popular trend, the sliding barn-door, for those times when you need to close off the mess. Not only is this functional, but also allows you to pop a fun color!

And Thats So Fiddlehead! Serious about Style, fanatic about Function!

2014 Kitchen Design Trends Identified

Kitchen Expo Latest Kitchen Trends!

December 09, 2013 Kitchen and Bath Business

Zillow Digs recently announced the top kitchen remodeling trends expected for 2014. According to a recent survey, kitchens featuring black countertops, open shelves or glass-front cabinets and darker paint tones will all be popular with homeowners in the coming year.

The Zillow Digs Home Design Trend Report is based on the most popular kitchen photos on Zillow Digs, where homeowners can browse more than 130,000 pictures of interiors and exteriors. The report depends on homeowners to identify trends and includes a survey of members of the Zillow Digs Board of Designers.

The top kitchen trends for 2014 include:

Black kitchen counters: Homeowners who want to add sophistication to their kitchen can achieve this look by specifying black granite and quartz. Expect to see black-countered kitchens paired with lighter colors for contrast.

Open shelves and glass-front cabinets: Displaying kitchenwares is a growing trend among all kitchen types, not just contemporary and traditional farmhouse kitchens. As the kitchen has become a central meeting place for family and friends, presentation has become a priority for many homeowners, said Kerrie Kelly of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab and Zillow Digs Board of Designers member. It is now fashionable to display almost everything in the kitchen from dishes to pots and pans to gourmet oils and vinegars.

Darker paint tones: Homeowners identified black, deep brown, dark red and copper tones as some of the most popular paint colors. Since dark colors may make a space feel smaller, designers recommend painting just one wall a deep shade or consider painting the ceiling or floor.

Kitchen Trends Study Reveals the Trends Most Popular with Homeowners

By Chelsie Butler, Kitchen and Bath Business,

October 17, 2013

Houzz has released the results of its first Kitchen Trends Study, which is based on responses from more than 7,500 homeowners who are currently undergoing a renovation or are planning a remodel. Some of the main trends gleaned from the survey are that the open-concept kitchen is still widely popular, granite and quartz are the materials of choice when it comes to countertops, mixing appliance materials is considered, and conservative colors schemes dominate the market. The study also found that 49 percent of the responders believe in completely gutting the existing kitchen, while 42 percent prefer to update their existing space. In terms of finishes and colors, 65 percent of responders are incorporating stainless steel appliances into their kitchen design, while many are also combining stainless with white or color appliances or integrating appliances into the cabinetry. Soft and neutral tones were most popular with responders, and topping the list of must-have appliances are a chefs stove, double ovens and induction cooktops. Half of the responders chose stone as the preferred material for countertops, with quartz coming in as a close second with 36 percent. Top backsplash choices include tile and glass, and top flooring choices include hardwood and tile. The study also found that homeowners under the age of 45 prefer a contemporary design in their kitchens, while the traditional look is most popular with those over the age of 45. Seventy-nine percent of the responders said they chose to or are choosing to renovate their kitchens to improve the look and feel of the space, and 59 percent want to improve the kitchens function. Other motivators include appliance upgrades, improved storage and increasing the homes value. Only half of the responders were concerned with creating an eco-friendly kitchen in terms of appliance and material selection. Out of the 7,812 homeowners who were surveyed, 32 percent have already begun construction on their kitchens, and 68 percent have yet to start, although it seems likely they know where they want to go once they get there.

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