KBIS has been always such a exciting event for the design industry. Once a year, it shows what’s new in kitchen & bath industry. We found some interesting products and design concepts by following blogs and Instagram. Matte black, copper, brass , geometric design, large metal farm sinks, colors and technologies seemed dominated KBIS2018. Here are some of our top picks. Enjoy!
Above 8 of photos are from Quintessence blog. Please read details here
We all agree that kitchen is the heart of home. Today, people treat kitchen more like a new living room, where, besides cooking, they lounge, entertain and host get- together parties. Therefore, kitchen design has shifted from traditional triangle focus to creating multi-functional zones.
1. Clean lines, built-ins and simple door styles dominate kitchen designs. Contemporary- styled kitchens will overtake traditional to be the second most popular design after transitional. Emerging: industrial and mid century modern. Mountain modern and coastal are variations on contemporary.
2. White and gray painted cabinets dominate kitchen color schemes and show no signs of slowing down, especially gray. Blue painted and high gloss cabinets are emerging. For overall color schemes, blue as well as black are emerging.
3. Two-toned kitchens are gaining in popularity. Also mixing it up: materials and metals, across surfaces and as accents.
4.While wood cabinets dominate kitchen designs, metal – currently a small segment of the cabinet market – appears to be emerging. Metal cabinets are most frequently specified by younger and male designers.
5.Furniture-look pieces, rollouts, pullouts and under cabinet lighting (LED) are among the most popular kitchen cabinet features. Crown molding is declining. Rustic and reclaimed woods were mentioned.
6.Quartz is the most popular kitchen countertop material, and trending up. Granite, the second most popular countertop material, is trending down.
7. Induction cooktops and convection ovens are trending higher, and microwave drawers are outpacing freestanding or built-in microwaves.
8. Technology in the kitchen is increasing. About one-third of NKBA professionals included wiring and pathways for future tech integration. Also trending: internet connected appliances and docking stations.
9.Interior barn and pocket doors are trending up.
10. Accessible and/or universal design features continue to trend up for kitchens.
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After a long and busy week day, we want to come back home that provides refuge, and comfort. It’s a place that we can chill out and relax in a style. One of The kitchen trends today is to create live-in feeling in the kitchen, which often incorporates built-in banquette seating to make a kitchen a secondary living room. The kitchen we designed in the video features with Moroccan tiles, antique Louis XVI chairs, custom built-in banquette, a mid-century wood table and modern brass chandelier… etc. Mixing and matching of different styles infuses playful yet elegant vibes to this urban kitchen.
It’s always more fun when you have a big island in your kitchen. It can be both an awesome workstation and a bar where friends and guests hang out. To make your kitchen more stylish, it is always a big plus to choose some good-quality and functional bar stools. It took us a while to find the right bar stools for the client. So we just designed and customized the chairs for her. The bar stools are swivel with embodied silk in the back and blue tufted velvet in the front. When the family is sitting by the island, they are able to turn around to watch TV or join the conversations in the family room. They are so happy with this design concept.
We did this house several years ago and just made some fresh-up recently. The big change is the drapery. This green silky drapery with Chinoiserie cornice is actually talking to the current silk area rug and the main color scheme in the dining room and living room. I am never a big fan for a cookie-cutter brownish kitchen. By installing this long elegant drapery and some chinoiserie decor and a modern oversized chandelier over the breakfast dining table, we really make the space brighter, much bigger, airy and organized with a touch of elegance. Although it is still traditional, it is very chic and fresh.
For the first time, Pantone chose the blending of two shades—Rose Quartz and Serenity as the Pantone Color of the Year 2016. The two shades demonstrate calm, connection, relaxation, as well as a soothing sense of order and peace. Here is our take on Color of the Year.