As 2013 draws to a close, I took a few moments to review all of the kitchen projects I had designed during the past year to see if I could discern any noticeable patterns or trends. The kitchens I designed ranged in size from small to large for clients with modest to generous budget allowances.
The results are summarized below by category.
– 50% Transitional
– 25% Traditional
– 25% Contemporary
– 20% Full Inset
– 75% Full Overlay
– 5% Full Access (European Frameless)
– 50% White Paint
– 5% Other Paint
– 5% Paint and Glaze
– 40% Wood with Stain
– 60% Professional (Sub Zero, Wolf, GE Monogram)
– 40% Other (low to mid range)
– 75% Stainless Steel
– 25% Panel Ready
– 95% Stone (Marble or Granite)
– 5% Engineered Quartz (Cambria, Caesarstone, Silestone)
– 100% Tile
– 80% Wood
– 20% Porcelain Tile or Stone
Interesting results. Over this past year, I have noticed clients choosing simpler, more transitional styling while choosing to express themselves through complex or interesting textures in their flooring, countertop, or backsplash tile selections.
Interesting to compare my observations to this recent Washington Post article about kitchen design trends.
Stay tuned for 2014 trends. My instincts are that the trends in 2013 will remain strong in 2014.