What are some new trends you’re seeing in kitchen and bathroom design?
@PULPdesigns: Brass & matte black are a huge trend right now!
@ZacharyEdelson: As the kitchen becomes central to work/hosting/cooking, it needs to feel open like the living room.
@Allie_Weiss: A big trend we saw at KBIS is cabinets that automatically close and anything that requires less reaching/bending.
What are some creative ways you can save space in a small kitchen or bathroom?
@AileenKwun: For storage in small kitchen spaces, think vertically.
@PULPdesigns: We love multi-function sinks with sliding cutting boards & compartments, like Kohler’s.
@ModDesignGuru: [The] Robern Balletto Vanity flipdown storage solutions [are] precise.
When will we start seeing smart tech enter the kitchen and bath?
@thisisheatherc: I’m looking forward to seeing how designers use VR/AR as a design tool.
@PULPdesigns: We’re seeing some innovation now. TOTO introduced a self-cleaning toilet using UV light!
@modernindenver: Tech is already here! Grohe digital lets you pre-program water temp, flow rate + duration.
What materials are popular lately in these rooms?
@PULPdesigns: Marble is and will always hold strong as a classic. But, it’s getting fearless.
@thisisheatherc: We’re seeing kitchens and bathrooms go dark with rich woods, warm metals and lots of marble.
@ModDesignGuru: Wood Porcelain is everywhere, now used on floors and walls.
Thinking long-term, how do you envision the kitchen and bath of the future will look?
@PULPdesigns: We always think long-term for our clients. Smart phones are not going anywhere. We want more in kitchen & bath technology!
@Allie_Weiss: The emerging millennial client demands functionality, which will dictate more user-friendly solutions in the kitchen/bath.
@koehlerdesigns: Better lighting designs, more soft surfaces, small appliances that are great at 1 thing.