Today’s popular kitchen design plan ideas to watch for in new home construction and remodeling. Colorful appliances, high-tech gadgets, decluttered style cabinets and low maintenance materials.
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Popular Kitchen Design Plan Ideas
Here are some of the most popular kitchen design plan ideas which CAD Pro customers are implementing in their new home or their newly remodeled kitchens.
Connected kitchens: Technology can be used to improve safety in kitchens, such as appliances with an automatic shut-off or an alert system, which will become increasingly important for elderly people adjusting their homes to better meet their physical needs. Some exciting technology, such as smart appliances, are growing in popularity and widely embraced by homeowners.
Options for smart appliances are refrigerators with a camera and an app so you can look at the contents when you’re at the grocery store, and a refrigerator with an LCD panel with a menu of apps that can function as a command control for family messages.
Voice-activated controls to adjust lights or play music or look for a recipe are the most popular tech trends in the kitchen for new home construction and remodeling.
The Houzz Kitchen Trends survey found that 22 percent of homeowners add voice-controlled home assistants such as Google Home or Amazon Echo when remodeling their kitchens.
New ways to declutter: Neatness counts in today’s kitchens, perhaps because most of the newer kitchens have an open floor plan that makes them more visible to guests and family.
The biggest motivation behind a kitchen design remodeling is reorganizing and increasing storage.
Decluttering their counters was the biggest motivator for 75 percent of re-modelers, according to the Houzz survey, followed by putting things away (66 percent).
Popular kitchen design trends and homeowners are updating their cabinets with things like pullout recycling baskets, cookie sheet organizers, revolving corner trays, and pullout trays and shelves.
Low maintenance materials: Quartz is the most popular material for kitchen counters, identified as trendy by 94 percent of kitchen designers in a NKBA study. Quartz is easy to clean, durable and available in a lot of color palettes.
Consumers today, especially millennial’s, have less tolerance for high-maintenance materials. They don’t want moldings on their cabinets that catch dust, and they’ve realized that quartz requires less maintenance than marble or granite.
A little color and darkness: Although white and gray are still on-trend for kitchens, colorful appliances and new metallic finishes could be found in abundance at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.
This is more of an emerging trend, but a survey of designers found that people are starting to integrate a little more color into their kitchens. Appliances and fixtures in brass, copper and gold finishes look elegant and not outdated. We’re even seeing some bold appliance colors like cobalt blue or orange. The good thing about those is that they have a simple panel to exchange the front for a different color in the future.
Black stainless-steel with a matte finish was a major trend at KBIS this year and it’s a true challenge to the popularity of traditional stainless steel.
It’s smudge-resistant, which makes it really appealing to younger buyers with kids making it one of the most popular kitchen design trends.
CAD Pro has helped thousands of homeowners, professional designers, builders and contractors with popular kitchen design plan ideas. CAD Pro is used by NARI professional remodelers and contractors and the NRCA roofing contractors. CAD Pro is also used by NHBA home builders and contractors, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). as well as the (NALP) National Association of Landscape Professionals.