1. Kitchens are more sleek and pared down for both contemporary and traditional style kitchens. Bold lines and less clutter are the norm as seen in this modern, euro kitchen by Thermador.
2. The most popular color for kitchens today is white, but soft pastels and grays are new and fresh.
3. Stainless steel range hoods are eclipsing built-in wood mantle hoods, providing a new design element. Kitchen by Wonderful Kitchens
4. Hidden or streamlined appliances continue the theme of less clutter
5. And we are seeing more drawers and less cabinets for ease of use.
6. Induction cooktops offer the very newest in technology for the cook. They are more efficient, flexible and powerful. Thermador
7. Deck mounted pot faucets save time and are easy to use. Kohler
8. For traditional kitchens where a large sink is required, the farmhouse sink is the way to go. Its adds an exciting new design elementwhile reminding us of the past. Kohler.
9. Under counter refrigeration units with softclose drawers provide a new level of luxury. Thermador
10. Kitchen design utilizes open shelves in combination with upper cabinets to create a more open, spacious feeling. Kitchen by Thermador.
11. LED under cabinet lights are an efficient and long lasting way to provide task lighting for food prep and clean up.
12. Porcelain "wood" tiles in 6" x 36" sizes are the hottest floor covering for kitchens now. They are inexpensive and easy to clean, and they look great!
Letitia Little Allied ASID, CID is an award winning interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. visit www.letitialittle.com for more info.