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9 Unique Kitchen Trends for 2017 | White Shaker Cabinets

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

Top Trends You'll Find in 2017 New Home Kitchens:

Kitchens will continue to be gathering places in 2017 new home designs. Here are home builder predictions for the most popular kitchen trends in 2017.

(Click on any photo below to see a gallery of the entire custom Stanton Home.)



Kitchen Trends for 2017 #1: Shaker Style White cabinets

White cabinets are have been a top request in kitchens for the past few years. However, you're going to find more kitchens with clean, crisp Shaker style cabinets.

What do shaker kitchen cabinets look like? The term "shaker" refers to the cabinet door style. A shaker style cabinet door uses a five-piece design, with a recessed center panel.

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This Chapel Hill custom home kitchen uses two styles of drawer fronts with the shaker cabinets: slab and shaker. The "slab" drawers in this photo are white and the "shaker" drawers are stained wood. 

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Kitchen Trends for 2017 #2: Islands with Seating

Oversized islands are huge in Raleigh new homes. The more seating, the better, for many floor plan designs. 

Seating at the island connects the kitchen and great room spaces, like the seating overhang in this Chapel Hill custom home kitchen

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Kitchen Trends for 2017 #3: Windows Above the Sink

New home floor plans are integrating more natural light into the kitchen, with windows above teh sink as a key area where more light comes in handy.

This one story custom home, a version of the Dahlberg floor plan, uses two large picture windows above the corner sink:

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Windows aren't always placed above the sink, though. When the sink is in the island, kitchen layouts can add windows on the perimeter walls, like this design with windows on each side of the range cooktop, These windows are designed to give 360 degree views of the Raleigh river front homesite.

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Kitchen Trends for 2017 #4: Debates over Columns or No Columns in the Kitchen

Columns in the kitchen are a debated trend in our home building experience. Some love the fully open kitchen concept, with no barriers between the island and great room; others want the columns as a decorative touch (or for framing things like a raised eating bar).

Here are two photos of the same kitchen, built from the Low Country Farmhouse floor plan. The first version has no columns; the second has columns in the kitchen:

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Which is your favorite, the columns or no columns in the kitchen?

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Kitchen Trends for 2017 #5: Two Islands in the Kitchen

As kitchens get bigger, they tend to include a second island between the kitchen and great room. 

In this home, a version of the Statesman, the second island is framed with columns and three archways:

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Here's another way to add a second island. In this home, the second island is table height, designed as an eat-in space with seating on all sides:

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Kitchen Trends for 2017 #6: Oversized Islands in the Kitchen

When we say islands are getting bigger, we mean it! This island is about 10'x5'!

 

To give you a scale of how big this island really is:

  • Our most popular "small laundry rooms" are typically 6'x6' to 6'x9'
  • A typical mud room with storage can be in the 5'x5' to 5'x7' range
  • And a mud room that doubles as a laundry room is usually around 7'x10', only two feet longer than this island!

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Kitchen Trends for 2017 #7: Prep Sinks in the Island

Prep sinks in the island - and pot fillers above the stove - are both popular kitchen design features we expect to see more of in 2017 new homes.

Here's an example of a prep sink:

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And here's what a pasta pot filler faucet looks like:

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(See more pot filler photos in our Ideabooks on Houzz, click here.)

Kitchen Trends for 2017 #8: Butler's Pantry in the Kitchen

This tucked-away butler's pantry is located under the stairs, between the kitchen and formal dining room.

Adding a butler's pantry, or closet, under the staircase is a great use of space, adding efficiency to your floor plan!

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A butler's pantry usually includes upper and lower cabinets with a counter top area.  In most floor plans, the pantry is located in a "secondary" space - somewhere between the kitchen and eating areas - to help spread out entertainment areas during large events. These storage areas are also used as long-term spaces (for holiday platters and less-used large items).

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Kitchen Trends for 2017 #9: Beam Ceilings in the Kitchen

While we're used to seeing beam ceilings in the great room and living room, kitchen ceiling beams are quickly growing in popularity. We're certain you'll find more kitchen beams in 2017 Raleigh custom homes: 

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Let us know what kitchen layouts, designs, and features you like most. We’ll listen to your ideas to design and build a custom new home just for your family.



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Shaker Cabinet Styles for 2017 | Home Builder Tips and Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:12 AM

What is the most popular cabinet style for home builders?

Shaker/contemporary style cabinets are extremely popular right now, topping the recommendation list of new home interior designers.

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Below are photos of Raleigh custom homes with shaker style kitchen cabinets - to give you ideas for your new home kitchen design.

What do shaker kitchen cabinets look like?

The term "shaker" refers to the cabinet door style. A shaker style cabinet door uses a five-piece design, with a recessed center panel.

Each of these kitchens feature shaker cabinets, in different wood types, stains, and finishes.

Shaker Style Cabinets #1: White Painted Maple Cabinets

These white shaker style cabinets are painted maple wood. This is a more contemporary kitchen with gray glass backsplash and black granite counters.

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Shaker Style Cabinets #2: Hickory Cabinets with Chestnut Stain

These kitchen cabinets are made from hickory wood with a "chestnut" stain. The island and perimeter cabinets are all "shaker style".

Shaker Cabinet Styles for 2017 | Home Builder Tips and Trends

Shaker Style Cabinets #3: Maple Wood Cabinets with Cranberry Stain

Here's another example of shaker style kitchen cabinets, in a maple wood with "cranberry" stain.

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Shaker Style Cabinets #4: Painted Antique Cabinets

The perimeter cabinets have a "Chocolate Glaze" and the island has a "Black Glaze".

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Even the drawer fronts are shaker style, with a five piece design. Get a closer look at the shaker style drawers:

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Shaker Style Cabinets #5: White and Gray Kitchen

In this kitchen, the perimeter cabinets are white shaker and the island cabinets are gray shaker.

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