Dec 8, 2011

Kitchen trends - the IN and OUT list for 2012.

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
White cabinets
Quartz counters
Stone flooring
Glass tile
Low-flow faucets
Farmhouse sinks
Accent walls

Ice machines
Trash compactors
Granite (except exotic types)