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What's Trending in Raleigh Kitchens and Baths?

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 @ 13:02 PM

What's Trending in Kitchens and Baths?

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What's a passing fad and what's a long-lasting trend for kitchens and bathrooms?

Here are the top five latest movements gaining the traction it takes to stick around. 

Kitchen and Bath Trend #1

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As a growing trend for new homes, gray color schemes are being incorporated into tile, paint, and hardwood and cabinet finishes.  

According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, 55% of kitchens and 56% of bathrooms include shades of gray. 

 

 

 

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Designers at Stanton Homes are not surprised - the consistent popularity of white and black color schemes in kitchen and bath styles has been melding into tones of grey.

 

White and off-whites remain the number one most popular colors for kitchens and baths, and they offset nicely with classic grey hues and high-end appeal.

 

Kitchen and Bath Trend #2

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There's a huge emphasis on furniture quality countertops made from extremely hard materials.

Granite (with about 50 percent Quartz content) and Quartz (with about 93 percent Quartz content) provide the long-lasting durability and design that sets the tone of the entire room.

 

 

Kitchen and Bath Trend #3

Transitional-style kitchens and baths now rank higher in popularity than more traditional styles (second most popular) and contemporary styles (third most popular).

Whats Trending in 2013 Kitchens and Baths

A transitional style blends traditional and contemporary design features seamlessly, like this kitchen in a version of the Country Manor plan from Stanton Homes

Traditional features in this kitchen include an island with carved wooden legs, wood beam ceiling and stone surround. 

Contemporary features in this kitchen include glass-front cabinets, mixed-pattern tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. 

 

Kitchen and Bath Trend #4: Cherry Cabinets

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Durability and strength are also reflected in a growing request for cherry wood cabinets.

Light and strong, cherry wood remains the premium choice in 2013 new home kitchens and bathrooms that it was with furniture makers in early America. 

White painted cabinets are still a popular choice for kitchen designs, but cherry wood is usually stained to bring out it's natural reddish hue for a very high end look.

 

Kitchen and Bath Trend #5: Creative Storage Ideas

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The age-old question of where to put everything is at the forefront of 2013 kitchens and bathrooms, which emphasize more opportunities than ever to pack it all in. 

Integrated into the island, mounted on the wall, built into nooks and crannies and set apart as complete furniture units and butler's pantries -  wherever there's a space for storage, designers are making sure it's built-in.

 

See more photos of the homes pictured in this article by clicking on the images below. Get more ideas for your kitchen and master suite bathroom. Stanton Homes will listen to your ideas, sketch up your concepts, and create the environment you're looking for, as we design and build your custom kitchen together.

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