Staying Up to Date on the Latest Trends is Important
We spend a lot of time analyzing the kitchen and bath industry. Why? The kitchen and bathroom are the rooms in the home where Americans spend a majority of their time. With so much time being spent in those rooms it’s no wonder the spend on remodeling and construction on these rooms is very high. In 2018, the residential new construction and remodeling spend on the products used in these two rooms alone was around $175 billion dollars. That’s 25% of the entire residential product spend of about $700 billion dollars. That spend translates into over 14 million bathrooms and 10 million kitchens remodeled each year in the United States.
Annually, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), issues their Design Trends Report that surveys over 500 professionals in the kitchen and bath industry. Their Crystal Ball Report for 2019 has some interesting changes and predictions for the next few years. Let’s dive in and see if these are trends your clients may be asking for.
New Kitchen Trends on the Horizon
Size matters for most homeowners when it comes to kitchens. According to the report by the NKBA medium-sized kitchens (150 to 350 square feet) are the most popular and increased in size up to 25% from 2018. The L-shaped kitchen layout with an island was found to be the most desirable among homeowners.
The transitional design has become the number one specified style, after trending upward for the last five years. This design replaced the farmhouse design that peaked in 2017. Contemporary design was second most specified followed by traditional. Custom kitchen cabinets that use these designs easily become the centerpiece of the room.
New Kitchen Trend Features
- Contemporary European
- LED interior lighting
- Vertical-lift doors
- Stained concrete looks, matte & textured finishes
- Large format ultra-compact surfaces
- Laminate in quartz, stone & rustic woodgrain designs
New Bathroom Trends to Keep an Eye On
Bathrooms took over the top spot in 2018 as the number one home remodeling project according to the NKBA survey. Over 14 million bathrooms were remodeled last year with homeowners upgrading their showers, floors, bathroom colors, cabinetry and fixtures.
Transitional design was the most specified style, followed by contemporary, organic, eclectic and coastal. Master bath size remained about the same which varies upon the size of the home.
Popular Bath Features
- Replacing bathtubs for larger showers
- Open and curbless showers
- Ultra-compact surfaces to replace tile
- Touch controls for water flow, temperature and mood lighting
- Floating cabinets
- Cabinets with varying heights for accessibility
- Furniture look cabinets for powder rooms or traditional design bathrooms
It looks like another great year for the kitchen and bath industry as homeowners upgrade and modernize their homes for a more relaxing and comfortable lifestyle. Keep your inspiration flowing from these ideas by visiting a Myers showroom before your next project.
Interested in upgrading your kitchen or bathroom? Contact Myers today to meet with one of our professionals to make your home remodeling dreams a reality.