Bright White Cabinets
Crisp, white cabinetry, even in traditional interiors, perhaps with a contrasting color on the island.
Wood Floors in Kitchens
Wood floors are warmer & softer underfoot than tile. They also seamlessly connect the kitchen to a great room and other areas of the home.
White or light colored natural stone quartzites are in big demand due to the fact that they are even harder than granite but have the flow and veining of marble.
Soft close drawers & practical cabinetry features, such as platter and cookie sheet dividers, comfort height plate drawers, built in spice cabinets near cook tops, and a well organized desk with cabinetry that conceals daily clutter.
Contemporary Wood Fronts
Maple, cherry, and walnut are the wood species most popular right now. The door and drawer fronts are streamlined with no raised or beveled paneling, partnered with modern pulls for contemporary appeal.
Neutral Painted Cabinets
While white kitchens are still really popular, painted cabinets in a gray, greige, taupe, or gray-green offer a nice change. The slightly warmer yet neutral hues feel elegant and refined.
These offer a great connection point between the kitchen and dining room. It's also the perfect spot for a wine or coffee bar, and for storing or displaying special serving pieces & place settings.
No kitchen is complete until it is crowned with a beautiful light fixture. Pendants or chandeliers made of shimmering glass or crystal for a touch of sparkle.
Tile to the Ceiling
Feature walls of tile that go straight up to the ceiling and/or wrap around windows. What a statement this makes.... adding extra "wow facotr" to any kitchen.
Less or No Upper Cabinets
So many are opting out of bulky upper cabinets and instead choosing the beauty of just windows or feature tile. What they sacrifice in storage they gain in airy aesthetic, but often this look requires architectural consideration from the beginning of a kitchen's design.
Induction cooktops provide more consistent heat than gas. This type of cooktop can boil a pot of water in 90 seconds. Even microwaves are becoming more stylish, with discreet stainless steel fronts and control panels.
Low Divide Sinks
This is a great option for customers who want a double bowl sink. Low divide sinks are a great option because the divider's short height allows larger items to be places in the sink with more stability.
Steam ovens- today's consumer is more interested in a steam style of cooking, as a reflection of an overall trend toward a more efficient and healthier lifestyle.