Trends in kitchen remodeling are often dismissed as being temporary fads that appear one day, pass the next. While kitchen fads do exist, kitchen trends are an entirely different matter. They are critical indicators of where kitchen remodeling may be permanently heading.
Not long ago, natural stone counters and fixed kitchen islands were viewed by many as "trends that would pass." Today, these are mainstays of kitchen design. Anyone even remotely interested in kitchen remodeling needs to keep their ear to the ground in order to predict the waves of the future.
Fixr's Kitchen Remodeling Trends Survey 2010-2011 is that peek into the future. Will green kitchen remodeling still be a major feature of kitchens five years from now? Will engineered stone remain the hot, trendy countertop material that it is now? It's impossible to know for certain. But with this Trends Survey 2010-2011, you can't say that you weren't warned.
Participants were asked to rate how trendy 8 categories about kitchen design trends were. (being 1 least trendy and 5 most trendy). They were also asked an open question on each category.
In each category the top % number listed on top indicates the grade of agreement on the most trendy factor, and the graph ranks factors from least trendy to most trendy.
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"Most people like clean lines and neutral colors in their kitchens, they want what is safe for resale and at the same time unique from their neighbors while still earning their admiration. It seems incredibly contradictory, but people want to be unique while at the same time they are doing exactly what everyone else is doing, and that is selecting neutral cabinetry, granite counters, stainless appliances, and tile backsplashes, all in a traditional, simple, functional and easy-to-clean style. Most of the time that style is country or shaker, because it has classic appeal and simplicity of line. It also has a very cozy and welcoming feel to it which appeals to most people in all age groups."
"Sheet vinyl is certainly easy to clean but it's the least sophisticated look. In contrast, natural stone is quite durable and can be installed in very large pieces with minimal grout. Hardwood floors that are finished on-site (sanded smooth and stained on-site) are also a great choice because they are smooth continuous surfaces without the grooves you often find in pre-finished flooring, or the grout lines found in tiles."
"I prefer countertops that are low-maintenence, warm to the touch, with interesting visual texture/movement. For these reasons, I really love the newer colors of Corian. They mimic the beauty of natural stone, without all of the drawbacks associated with using a porous, natural stone countertop. A seamless integrated sink is a must-have for anyone who cooks."
"While function is always key, homeowners are now exercising their option to conceal bulky appliances by integrating them into custom cabinetry. The result is a sophisticated clean look."
"Safety is most important when cooking. Knobs should be easy to reach with child locks. The controls should also be easy to read so you know when they are turned off or if a burner is still hot."
"One thing you cannot forget in a kitchen Island are outlets"