Your New Year’s Resolutions are probably forgotten about now that January (and February) are both over. But that doesn’t mean you can’t keep up with the latest kitchen and bath trends for your home! 2017 is still in front of us, and that means there’s still plenty of time to get in on on these home improvement trends for the rest of the year.
Let’s Recap Some Kitchen and Bath Trends
Stainless steel appliances: For years, stainless steel has been a popular choice for kitchen fixtures. Part of their popularity comes from their attractiveness and how easy they are to clean. Although stainless steel tends to show small smudges from fingerprints, that has not dampened enthusiasm for them.
In fact, stainless steel appliances are still considered to be something of a so-called “status symbol”; your guests will undoubtedly be impressed if you dress up your kitchen with popular name brand stainless steel appliances.
Freestanding Tubs: Three years ago, in 2014, the freestanding tub was the hottest trend around. Now, however, it seems to have cooled off a bit. Several reasons for this have cropped up, including the fact that freestanding tubs take up a lot of room. Plus, it is thought of more as a luxury item than a necessity.
Quartz: Quartz has remained trendy, mostly due to its timeless quality. It is versatile and flexible enough to be used in almost any kitchen design, and what’s more, maintenance is fantastically easy as well.
Minimalism: Minimalism has been held steady by more millennials entering the housing market, who seem to prefer a minimalist lifestyle due to economic troubles, and a different outlook on how they spend their money.
Smart Home Technology: Since 2012, the popularity of smart home technology has waxed and waned. From 2015 to 2016, an increase of 40.9% of smart homes appears to signal a comeback.
Built-in Bars: Built-in bars are heating up, especially on the entertaining front. Having guests over and hosting parties are made much easier with built-in bars. Even when the local bars and pubs are closed, yours can stay open all night!
Bamboo: Bamboo, after being one of the hottest trends in recent years, seems to be cooling off. Despite bamboo’s versatility, homeowner tastes are swinging back towards traditional hardwood. Synthetic hardwoods are also gaining attention, although synthetic hardwoods, which are made from composite materials, can’t withstand multiple refinishings, unlike natural hardwood.
Breakfast Nooks: The trend of breakfast nooks is declining. Areas such as kitchen islands and peninsulas aren’t as in demand, and they mainly were desired for more counter space.
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