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2018 Kitchen Trends

Are you planning on a kitchen renovation or remodel this year? Houzz released their US kitchen trends study, and I wanted to give you some of the highlights that may help you with your decision making process. They surveyed 1,734 homeowners about their kitchen renovation projects and here are few of the results:

  • Engineered quartz is the most popular countertop material over granite in urban and suburban areas.
  • Regarding kitchen style, more homeowners are choosing a transitional style with contemporary and farmhouse styles.
  • One of the homeowners’ biggest issues was dealing with clutter. They wanted fewer things on the counter and more built-in areas to store appliances and ways to remain organized.

The cost of remodeling varies on many factors such as the size of your kitchen, the extent of your renovation, and where you live. Houzz offers some cost information so you can compare in your area, click here to download the full survey results. Another resource worth visiting is Home Advisor, they offer costs for each area of the project, click here to review.

Overall, of those surveyed, the most popular kitchen included stainless steel appliances, engineered quartz countertop, wood floors, and white shaker-style cabinets. The white backsplash is still popular as homeowners want a clean look in their kitchen, also, the most popular wall color, gray.

Examples of popular kitchen designs:

Now that I’ve got your creative thoughts going, next week I will offer the steps to take to get your project started!

Redesign Right, LLCFor all your redesign, color consultations, and home staging needs give me a call 610.955.8202 or email.

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram. Feature photo from Houzz:  Dijeau Poage Construction.

Award Winning Kitchen Ideas

Kitchen RenovationLast week my decorating post focused on Luxurious Decorating Ideas for your Bathroom Makeover or Renovation. This week I wanted to show you some of the fabulous award-winning kitchen products from the recently held 2015 Kitchen & Bath show.  If you are considering a kitchen makeover or renovation, this post will help stir those creative ideas and get you going!  If you would like to see pictures and links to the products, visit my Pinterest board, 2015 KBIS Product Winners, by clicking here.  Here are the kitchen winners:

Best of Show:  LG Hausys, TechTop Wireless Charging Surface – This is an amazing and innovative product!  Your kitchen countertop can act as a charging station without cables or plugs!  You simply place your phone on the station that is embedded in a solid surface or quartz surface and your cell phone charges wirelessly!  How fantastic!  Think of all those times you forget to plug your phone in, problem solved!  Click here to learn more about this product and LG Tech Top.

Best of Kitchen Gold:  Brizo, Articulating Faucet – This faucet has the functionality of an architect lamp with a pull-down ability, and the spray wand is easily docked and undocked for maximum functionality.  To learn more about Brizo and their kitchen faucets, click here.

Best of Kitchen Silver:  Brondell, Integrated Faucets – This faucet integrates a water filtration system into the faucet!  Convenient and very nicely designed, no special requirements and it fits in the existing faucet space and does not require that you install a separate faucet for the “pure water”.  Click here to read more about Brondell, Inc. and their water purifying systems.

People’s Choice Awards:  Second Place:  Liebherr, HCB 1060 – This is a 24″ integrated refrigerator and freezer tower that claims to keep food fresh up to three times longer.  To read more about this company, click here.

People’s Choice Awards:  Third Place: Wilsonart LLC, Wilsonart Quartz – This company has been in the surfacing business for 50 years, and they offer beautiful and affordable alternatives to granite and other stone surfaces.  Based on their website, there are many design options and this product is easy to maintain, click here to read more.

redesign rightFor further inspiration, click here to read about the 17 Top Kitchen Design Trends from HGTV. The kitchen today needs to be functional and serve many purposes.  It needs to fit many roles as a place to cook, to serve, to eat and do homework and crafts.  If you find you are struggling with this project, call Debbie at 610.955.8202 to schedule your consultation!

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and .