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2019 in Review: A Look Back on This Year’s Hottest Trends

As 2019 comes to a close, we are looking back on some of this year’s hottest design trends. KBDC has been on-point this year, incorporating many of these looks into recent kitchen and bath projects.

This kitchen incorporates a pop of color with an ash blue island.

1. Bold Colors & Nature Inspired Hues

After several years of white and grey reigning supreme, we finally saw bold color make a comeback in 2019. Nature inspired hues like pops of blues and greens have been particularly popular.

Multi-functional kitchens often include built-in desk areas for working, paying bills, or surfing the web.

2. Multi-functional Spaces

The kitchen has truly become the “hub” of the home. Many consumers desire kitchens with an eating area, a casual sitting area, or even a built-in desk, so that everything takes place in one centralized space.

White quartz countertops are one of the most popular choices.

3. Quartz Countertops

Perhaps one of the most popular trends of the last several years is quartz countertops in the kitchen and bath. Quartz is a more durable alternative to granite as it is non-porous and more resistant to water and stains. Since it is a manmade material, Quartz has endless color and style options.

A subway tile backsplash installed in a brick pattern is classic and timeless.

4. Brick Pattern Backsplash

Backsplash tile installed in a brick pattern has been popular for decades and will continue to be popular since it is such a simple, timeless look.

Large showers, with features like niches and benches, are popular due to their luxurious feel.

5. Enlarged Showers

According to the recent 2019 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, four in five homeowners upgrade their shower during a master bathroom renovation (83%) and over half increase the size of the shower (54%).

White cabinets, tile and countertops make this bathroom look crisp and clean.

6. White on White

There is something to be said about the crisp look of a white on white kitchen or bath. We love adding pops of color with furnishings and accessories to an all-white space.

Open shelving provides an opportunity to display colorful decor,

7. Open Shelving

Open shelving was everywhere in 2019! Though open shelving has its disadvantages, like collecting dust, that hasn’t deterred consumers from desiring this on trend look. Open shelving in the kitchen creates a light and airy look, and works well in small spaces where upper cabinetry may feel too heavy.

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