You’re planning a new kitchen, as the heart of your new home. Should you go for the trend, for what’s hot? Or go for staying power?
Well, as with many things in life, it depends.
Some people passionately crave The Next Big Thing. If you’re in that camp, you might consider the sleek, modern lines that are flowing toward our shores from Europe.
On the other hand, if you’re agonizing about how to design a room that won’t be guilty, in a few years, of the cardinal sin of being “dated,” you might want to adopt a “transitional” style.
In any case, steer clear of strictly traditional looks and of overdoing the ornateness — those popularity ships aren’t going to sail again anytime soon.
That’s what kitchen design guru Brenda Bryan told attendees at the latest Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Chicago, an annual trade event that brought thousands of manufacturers, designers, builders and other industry professionals together to get a grip on what’s next for the two rooms that dominate our home building and remodeling decision-making (and our pocketbooks).
“One of the most significant things we’re seeing in the marketplace is more of a shift toward contemporary, modern styling,” said Bryan, executive director of the Research Institute for Cooking and Kitchen Intelligence, an industry consultant in Charlotte, N.C., in a trends presentation to attendees. She defined “modern” as streamlined, sleek, and with little embellishment; it’s “a big trend” in kitchens now, she said.
On the other hand, if you’re aiming for more timelessness — a look that’s unlikely to evoke the dreaded label of “dated” should a video crew from HGTV’s “House Hunters” find its way into your kitchen in a few years — so-called transitional styling will have more staying power, Bryan said.
As the name implies, it’s a blending of styles. Read More Here
Excerpt from Unveiled! The Hottest Trends in Kitchen & Bath Design by freelance writer Mary Umberger. http://www.newhomesource.com
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