2010 Kitchen and Bath Trends

The National Kitchen and Bath association released its trends for Kitchens and Baths for 2010.  Here is the Article.  Belman Homes has seen an increase in the Shaker or Craftsmen style finish as shown to the left.  Here we used maple cabinets with a darker finish, and used the Shaker or reverse raised panel doors.  We follow that up with 3 panel maple doors (right), and 3″ solid square casing and square base.  It has been a hit with many of our condo buyers.  The article also points to an increase in usage of brushed nickel and that being the primary finish for ’10.  We have not seen that as a trend,rather many people have went to the oil rubbed bronze finish both for faucets and lighting fixtures.  It is interesting to note that NKBA feels traditional designs are back to being what is “in”.  It makes sense given the market.  It’s safe, not to costly, not offensive to potential buyers, and easy to decorate around.  I also agree that granite in a kitchen is still the countertop of choice and has continued to become more affordable for consumers.  Tile flooring is the preferred flooring for most high traffic areas.  The more natural stone tiles, travertine, Porcelain flooring, tend to be the selections of choice these days, especially in the larger sized tiles.

Belman Homes will be sure to update you on other kitchen and bath trends in April as we return from the KBIS show in Chicago.  Stay tuned for more.

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