When my clients want a new kitchen, other than improving existing ergonomics and updating appliances, most want three basic things: energy and water efficiency, quality products, and a design that will last and won't go out of style. That means knowing the trends so you don't install something that has a very finite lifespan. My vision for the future of kitchen design is to maintain some traditional elements in a clean-lined style. Here is the trend list for 2012:
|Enduring, contemporary and popular are|
often the key styles for new kitchens.
Multiple countertops in one space
Granite (except exotic types)