TOP TEN KITCHEN AND BATH TRENDS

Interior use of Concrete
Concrete brought into the house is prevalent in several contexts from concrete countertop surfaces to exposed walls to stained floors.

Color Infusion Behind Glass
Create a clean and contemporary look with a simple painted wall with glass panels overlaid for a sleek sheen of color.  Compliment the smooth wall with shimmering appliances and gleaming countertops. A cook top wall can become a calm cool focal point in a kitchen when a contemporary color palette is combined with a glass overlay, wood floors, and stainless steel.

The White Kitchen, Reinvented
The white kitchen has been called many things – classic, contemporary, clean, sparse, but one thing can be said; it’s a consistent in kitchen design. White has never entirely gone away, but neatly and cleverly reinvented itself to remain in the archives and future of home kitchens. There are a number of ways that white continues to make an appearance, in hues ranging from snow white to varying shades of creamy, muted, milky tones. This combination of colors and textures is a strong representation of the reinvented and renewed white kitchen – strong, sleek and superb.

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Suspended Lighting
Suspended lighting allows for a number of outcomes, and in kitchen design the result is dangling focal points that drop light onto defined areas of countertop, dining surfaces or flooring. The result can also be artistic pieces of sculpture that contribute to the visual appeal of a space, exuding light, glimmer and glitz.

Symmetry in Design
A strong sense of symmetry enacted in room design creates stability and balance. If not a mirror reflection of itself, the space should possess components and pieces that act as counterbalance to the one another. Symmetrical placements within design generate purpose and contentment.

Repeating + Complementing Shapes
Starting with a particular shape and repeating it in various sizes, colors and textures adds a continuum that is soothing, easy to accept when you enter the room.

Traditional Technology in Non-Traditional Spaces
Consider fridge drawers that are integrated and incorporated into the sleek and clean lines of the cabinetry and overall space. Move the kitchen sink and add a steam oven where the sink plumbing is already located.

Tile in Totality
Tile is making its presence known in contemporary bathrooms; occupying more and more wall, floor and backsplash space. Be adventuresome with different tiles like translucent recycled glass in a muted pine green shade and paired with small mosaic tiles in colors meant to evoke a tranquil sunset.  Create a spa-like atmosphere using linen-textured, sand colored porcelain tile flooring.

Open Concept Bathroom
Open plan bathrooms are more prevalent than ever and are not defined or confined by size. With the design centered on the efficiency of a bathroom space with very little in the way of walls or partial walls, the user-friendly and efficiency aspects will be at the forefront of planning.

Looking for a way to improve the style and livability of your existing home?  Let the design build team of Sikora and Speas incorporate one or all of these top ten design trends to create a home that’s uniquely yours!

If you would like an interior design and remodeling consultation for your dream kitchen, contact Katherine Speas, Speas Interior Design. An award winning Colorado Springs Interior Designer, Kathy Speas is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and an expert on incorporating style, comfort, and livability into your home and lifestyle. SpeasInteriorDesign.com.

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