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7 Current design trends that will date your kitchen the most


What does the typical 2016 kitchen look like? Which trends will date and which will stand the test of time? We consulted the experts to ensure your next kitchen is as stylish and timeless as it can be…

Brick Splashbacks – Splashbacks can completely transform a tired-looking kitchen, creating a focal point within your layout. Flip through any glossy magazine and you’ll see that the brick pattern has been hugely popular of late. Yet whatever goes up one season must inevitably come down the next. As Melbourne-based interior stylist and founder of Homeroom Studio Romy Dankner says, “I love a good trend, but when something reaches a certain level of popularity, I tend to run in the opposite direction! My advice would be to keep clear of the dark grout-white tile combination and stick to tone on tone.”

Nordic Light – Typically, Scandinavian design favours pale and delicate colours, including natural and light-finish woods for the kitchen. This minimalist and clean look will be popular for some time, but too much of it can appear bland and monotonous. “Polytec offer some amazing colour options that contrast beautifully with these light tones, allowing their natural beauty to come through,” suggests Dankner.

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10 Top Kitchen Remodeling Trends

The list below includes seven trends from the Houzz survey followed by three from the association. Some Orange County kitchen designers also weighed in, as well as residents who’ve managed to wrap up their renovations, as it turns out, just in time for the holidays.

Here’s what’s hot:

1. Chef’s stoves. A professional-grade range — a stove with options such as a flat griddle or a cooktop to accommodate a searing pan or a wok — topped kitchen wish lists in the Houzz survey; 32 percent of respondents selected them as their dream appliance. “What a consumer looks at, even if they don’t cook, is it looks cool,” Nassetta said.

Double ovens garnered 18 percent. Other high-end features such as induction cooktops, wine refrigerators and convection ovens seemed to matter far less. Only 4 percent of respondents considered warming drawers a priority.

Will this add value to your home?  Contact the real estate appraisers at www.scappraisals.com for your value questions.

2. Eco-friendly features. Nearly half of those surveyed — 49 percent — said using eco-friendly appliances and materials in their kitchens is important.

While a variety of Energy Star-recommended appliances and green-certified building products are on the market, eco-friendly changes also can be as simple as using cloth rather than paper towels, replacing plastic containers with glass, or using nontoxic cleaners, Houzz contributors note.

3. Granite and quartz countertops. Most respondents — 94 percent — said they’re changing their countertops. Granite still rocks, topping the list at 50 percent, but quartz is a rising star, coming in at 36 percent. Marble only drew 10 percent. Tile got a paltry 2 percent.

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The Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes

Don’t: Be boring. “The best kitchens have a soul or a spirit that’s warm, inviting, and personal,” designer Mick De Giulio says. “Every project is a chance to do something new and creative. It’s not just about the cabinets and countertops the whole room has to sing.” Adhering to that principle, he updated an Illinois kitchen in an old barn by keeping the architecture of the horse stalls, adding a tongue-in-cheek stovepipe to the range, and installing a pot rack that resemble a wagon wheel.

What renovations add value?  Contact the appraisers at www.scappraisals.com for your value questions.

Read more and see more photos at: http://www.sfgate.com/homeandgarden/home/hearstmagazines/article/The-Biggest-Kitchen-Design-Mistakes-3730771.php

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