More and more homeowners are remodeling and making the most of their space with these top 10 hot trends in the kitchen.

  1. Kitchens are now featuring a “family room” feel with more seating and dining areas.
  2. The most popular color choice for cabinets was white. It works well with almost any architectural style – traditional to contemporary.
  3. Stainless steel appliances are still a big hit, especially the fingerprint-resistant steel finish.
  4. More and more kitchens are featuring custom additions such as pizza-making stations, coffee bars and wine-tasting nooks.
  5. Walk-in pantries are popular for families and allow for ample storage of surplus items and bulk purchase like paper towels and canned goods.
  6. Tech-savvy kitchens are featuring more electronics, like wall-mounted televisions and built-in sound systems.
  7. Eco-friendly kitchens boost water-conserving faucets, energy start appliances and eco-friend cabinetry.
  8. Built-in appliances that look more like cabinets are popping up across the country.
  9. Lighting can convert from well-lit workspace to dimly lit formal dinner with the flip of a switch. Recessed lighting combined with chandeliers will do the trick.
  10. A save-and-splurge mentality helps keep remodelers on budget. Choose to splurge on appliances instead of countertops or a built-in wine rack instead of a porcelain sink.

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