The most recent National Kitchen and Bath Association trend released its annual report during the Internatinoal Builder’s Show our team attended in Orlando earlier this year. The survey asked its members – primarily custom home builders and remodelers – to reveal the trends they’re seeing in kitchen and bath design in 2017. Below, we are highlighting a few of our favorites, which we’ve seen in custom home projects in recent months as well.
Kitchen Design Trends
White & Grey continue to reign supreme in kitchen colors – especially in cabinets. Cabinets with simple lines and clean designs are among the most popular, with more and more metal cabinetry starting to appear on the scene.
This custom home built in Chesterfield, Missouri features simple white kitchen cabinets that brighten the space without taking away from the overall design.
Freestanding bathtubs continue to gain popularity. A vintage style renewed, we have had clients requesting both traditional clawfoot tubs and more contemporary style of freestanding tubs. Featured below is a bathroom in a Craftsman-style home built in Wildwood, Missouri in 2016.
Energy Efficient Home Features
From low-flow toilets to water savings sinks and hardware, energy efficiency and high-performance home features are on the rise, as consumers realize a return on their investment in the form of longer-lasting products, lower utility bills, and overall improved health. The Webster Groves new construction home featured below features low-flow plumbing with hot water provided by a solar thermal system.
For more on kitchen and bath trends for 2017, click here to read a great recap of the NKBA report by Marisa Mendez.