Trend Report

Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2016

1.Transitional style, with clean lines, and less ornamentation.

2. Two or more cabinet colors/finishes in the same kitchen, often in a light/dark combo.

3. Pull-outs, tilt-outs, and tilt-ins for easy of storage, trash and recycling.

4. The look of wood flooring dominates, be it actual wood or wood-look ceramic tile.

5. Different countertops for islands and the perimeter, varying in both color and material.

6. Outdoor kitchens, most popular in the Southeast.

7. Built-in coffee stations and wet bars, as well as built-in wine refrigerators.

8. Pocket doors

9. Pet spaces, including built-in feeding stations, food storage, and crates.

10. Docking and charging stations.


Top 10 Bathroom Trends for 2016

1. Greater acceptance of aging-in-place amenities: no threshold showers, grab bars, higher vanity heights, chair-height toilets.

2. Transitional is pulling away from contemporary. Transitional is the most popular style.

3. Neutral colors rule in the bath. White is most popular fixture color, and whites and grays are most popular overall color schemes.

4. More open shelving and floating vanities.

5. More built-in storage functionality: more roll-out shelves in bath cabinetry, more “hidden” electrical outlets for blow dryers, etc.

6. Undermount sinks are far and away the most popular sink style. Emerging: 15 percent did a trough sink, which may increase slightly

7. When tubs are installed in master bathrooms, they are most likely to be freestanding.

8. Increasing use of shower amenities such as lights, built-in seats and benches, and hand shower in addition to the mounted showerhead.

9. Polished chrome is the most popular faucet finish.

10. Other amenities specified by at least 25 percent of NKBA members in 2015:
     Easy maintenance features
     Electric radiant floor heating
     Master bathrooms with coffee bars, microwaves, and wet bars
     TV in mirror
     Quiet or soft-close toilet seat
     Steam showers

 

*Taken from the NKBA 2016 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Survey

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