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Six kitchen trends to watch

February 12, 2018

Farmhouse-style kitchens peppered with modern fixtures and materials are among the top kitchen trends for 2018, according to the annual forecast from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
The NKBA report identifies key design trends in kitchens and predicts which could become mainstream in the future.
These are the key trends the NKBA identified for kitchens, based on responses from NKBA members.
Farmhouse kitchens are the most popular style, with 79 per cent of respondents saying the style is “trendy” or “very trendy.” Transitional and contemporary are the second and third most popular styles, respectively.
For cabinets, 86 per cent of respondents said paint is the dominant choice for cabinet facing. Wood was second at 74 per cent; glass trailed at 44 per cent.
Quartz tops the trend for counter surfaces; 94 per cent of respondents report that it's popular for kitchen countertops.
Undermount sinks are the most popular style (92 per cent), followed by single-bowl and farmhouse sinks (both at 81 per cent).
White and grey are still the most popular colours for kitchens, while blue (52 per cent), black (41 per cent), and beige (40 per cent) follow.
Wall-mounted flat screens are the most popular technology in homes, as 62 per cent of survey respondents already have them installed. Not many homeowners have integrated much smart technology into their kitchens, according to respondents.



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