Today’s blog posts expands on what the interior design industry has noted as what is “trending” in kitchens this past year. As I mentioned in Part One, I am happy to report that many of these “trends” can be found on many of our projects from several years back!
Please note that all photos that I share in this post are property of NKBA – unless noted, they are not my own images.
PRODUCT TRENDS FOR LIVING IN PLACE
Let me explain…
This trend has slowly been building momentum over time. (for Fiori Interior Design, we “secretly” implement design that focuses on Universal Design as well as multi-generational living. (read about it here) This “Living in Place” trend focuses on accessibility for all Deeper base cabinets with fewer upper cabinets means that you’re able to store more items where they are easily accessible. It entails larger islands with galley sinks and workstations for separate chores. Appliance drawers for refrigerators, microwaves and dishwashers continues to grow in popularity.
This is a great example of an oversized island, wood touches throughout and open shelving.
For those who are technically challenged (such as myself), this “trend” means simpler, integrated systems that are more affordable and easier to learn and actually use. We worked with our electrician to install the Alexa Dot in our client’s New Jersey kitchen so that, on command, a path is illuminated, ensuring their safety while on the hunt for a late night snack.
Hidden charging stations, like the one below, in a drawer help to keep devices out of the way and make you less curious about where you left your phone. (guilty)
Designing a kitchen is no easy task. If you’re ready to get started on your Kitchen or bath or interior design and decoration project, contact us to schedule your consultation!