2013's Top Remodeling Trends for Kitchens and Bathrooms

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According to recently released survey results from members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), here is a quick look at the most significant trends for kitchens and baths in 2013:

Shades of Grey – kitchens and bathrooms incorporating colors from the grey palette are increasing, with usage estimated around 55% of the time for kitchens and bathrooms.

Transitional stays in Style – continuing a trend that was seen in 2012, Transitional-style kitchens and bathrooms continue soar in popularity leaving traditional, while still a favorite, well behind.

Quartz rocks – while still trailing granite as favorite countertop surface, Quartz countertops and its’ many finishes continue to trend stronger.

White is alright – still top of the charts, white-painted cabinetry found its’ way into more and more kitchens and baths, with estimates placing it in close to 67% of kitchens and bathrooms in 2013.

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Glass has class – as the popularity of backsplashes continues to surge, glass splashes continue their own amazing growth. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are still most popular, but glass is closing the gap.

Energy efficient Lighting – LED usage continues to increase as homeowners become more and more sensitive to energy usage and efficiency, while fluorescent and incandescent usage remain flat.

Touch… or No Touch – while pull out faucets are still tops, Touch-activated faucets are quickly growing in popularity offering convenience and more efficient water use. Satin Nickel is the finish of choice on both these faucets styles, with bronze and oil-rubbed bronze finishes also on the rise.

What kitchen ideas or bathroom ideas do you have? For more information on the 2013 NKBA Kitchen and Bath Style Report or the National Kitchen & Bath Association, please visit www.nkba.org.

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