Top 2014 Kitchen Trends

open concept kitchen design created by Normandy Designer Leslie Lawrence MolloyA new year brings new kitchen design favorites among homeowners and the design industry.  While some carried over from 2013, there’s plenty of new elements that people are excited to incorporate into their kitchens in 2014.  We asked our design team what they expect to be popular this year…

Quality products; people want to remodel their kitchen with quality materials and products that won’t need repairs or replacing in a few years.

Engineered stone countertops;  they doesn’t chip or stain like granite and the other natural stones can, and are gaining popularity in homes with children.glass tile backsplash ideas for kitchen created by Normandy Designer Ann Stockard

Open Concepts; homeowners want to create a space that allows more people to gather in and around the kitchen instead of compartmentalized areas.

Stainless steel hoods with beautiful backsplashes as a backdrop; instead of just the hood being a focal point, it allows the whole area to become a focal point.

Gray; whether it’s gray stained cabinetry or gray painted walls, gray is definitely the new beige.beverage center in kitchen created by Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant

Open shelving; it draws the eye upward and breaks up a space that’s heavy with cabinetry.

Glass tile backsplash; it adds beautiful texture to a kitchen and isn’t found in every kitchen you walk into.

Large islands with seating; as the kitchen becomes more of an entertaining space, homeowners like to incorporate seating around the island to make the kitchen even more inviting for guests.

Prep sinks in addition to main sinks; this is ideal for families who typically have two cooks in the kitchen, allowing both people to work without bumping into one another.

Beverage centers; they help the traffic flow in a kitchen, especially while entertaining.

 

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open shelving in kitchen ideas created by Normandy Designer Kathryn O'Donovan
beverage center in kitchen created by Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant
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