Kitchen Trends for 2010

If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, you’ll want to visit the blog of Kit Tosello, kitchen designer, and read her most recent post about kitchen trends for 2010. The National Kitchen & Bath Association reported the styles for 2010 and here’s a summary of what they expect we’ll see:

1. Traditional will continue as the most popular kitchen design style in 2010, with contemporary following closely behind.

2. Cherry will remain the most popular wood for kitchen cabinetry, followed closely by maple, while alder increases in use. Medium natural, dark natural, glazed, and white painted cabinets will all be common while distressed and other colors are on the decline.

3. Ceramic and porcelain tile, as well as natural stone tile, remain popular kitchen flooring options, but hardwood will dominate the kitchen landscape more than ever in 2010.

4. For countertops, granite continues to be the most popular option, but quartz will nearly catch up in popularity. For backsplashes, ceramic or porcelain tile and glass will serve as the primary materials.

5. Standard kitchen faucets will become less standard in 2010 in favor of more convenient models like pull-out faucets and pot filler faucets. Kitchen faucets will most often be finished in brushed nickel, followed by stainless steel, satin nickel, and—surprisingly—polished chrome.

6. French door and freezer-bottom are the two most popular styles of refrigerators, and side-by-side refrigerators remain a popular option. Undercounter wine refrigerators have been recently specified by half of kitchen designers.

7. The tried-and-true range continues to serve as the workhorse for cooking, although the combination of a cooktop and wall oven is beginning to overtake it. Gas will maintain its position as the most popular type of cooktop over electric.

8. Standard dishwashers, with the traditional door that pulls from the top down, will once again be easily the most common type in 2010. However, an increasing number of dishwasher drawers will be installed in kitchens this year for their convenience and their ability to wash small loads of dishes in each drawer, thereby saving water and electricity.

Visit Kit’s blog for more information: http://highdeserthomecompanion.blogspot.com/

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