Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri Shares the Latest Looks in the Kitchen & Bath for 2017
If you are thinking of building a new home or undertaking a kitchen or bath remodel, Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri wants to share the latest trend report from The National Kitchen & Bath Association for inspiration and an honest look at what is in and what’s out in kitchen and bath style. Here are the major takeaways:
Contemporary and Transitional-styled bathrooms and kitchens outrank Traditional design preferences as people opt for clean lines, sleek and simple over fussy details and embellishments.
Whites and grays continue to be the most popular color palettes in the kitchen and bathroom; however, blue with violet and purple undertones are gaining traction. Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year Greenery is inspiring cooler greens in home interiors with gray and yellow undertones or blue-green shades.
In the kitchen, frameless cabinetry continues its forward march into the latest looks, in high gloss and matte finishes. White and gray painted cabinets continue to dominate kitchen color schemes and are joined by blue and black toned cabinets. High gloss finishes in cabinetry take it to the next level of sheen with new chrome-plated metallic finishes joining the mix of lacquer surfaces.
Black stainless steel is a popular look in kitchen appliances paired with matte black finishes and quartz outranks granite as the surface of choice. Microwave drawers replace stand alone units and induction cooktops and convection ovens are must-haves on the list for an updated kitchen.
In the bathroom, floating vanities and open shelving continue to be popular storage features while undermount bathroom sinks and trough sinks are replacing vessel sinks and pedestal sinks.
Hardware is all about mixing and matching to create your own personal style statement mixing metals and styles. Plumbing fixtures and lighting fixtures also mix it up with different metallics in combinations of chrome and brushed gold, brass and nickel etc.
For an added dose of bling, some designers are using metallic grout with metallic tiles.
In the bathroom, ceramic tile flooring remains the number one choice in looks that mimic wood and stone. For more design ideas and inspiration, subscribe to Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri’s video series, Trade Secrets.