Perhaps you’re considering a remodel this spring and it’s time to do some research. Before you buy, invest some time checking out the hottest and latest trends. It will help you discover what you like, what you don’t and what choices are available.
Super streamlined design features are now incorporating cutting edge technology as the major manufacturers bring in an array of features that have not been seen before to appease the ever increasing demands of homeowners and home designers.
As far as appliances go, the melding of high-style design, ergonomics and technology is not a trend that we can expect to dissipate anytime in the foreseeable future. These three are the very top of the “I want THAT!” list. While stainless steel is still the go-to for finishes, white and black are still in demand. In recent years, retro-styling has become popular among homeowners with bold tastes. Another trend you should expect to hang on for quite a while is the integrated appliance that can be hidden with cabinet panels.
Energy efficiency is the predominant interest for homeowners. Utilities carry such a high cost. Space-saving factors have also risen on the list of appliance aspects that are producing very high interest. With a developing trend in smaller size, smaller carbon-footprint homes, appliances that are streamlined in appearance and require less space but don’t give up anything in capacity are greatly in demand.
In looking at dishwashers, we see smaller units that are a lot quieter. Innovative technology leaves your dishes gleaming while still giving homeowners the water and energy efficiency they demand in today’s market.
There are exciting new trends in cook-tops, ranges and built-in ovens. Cook tops are trending away from gas and electric and moving toward the more efficient induction technology. These cook-tops feature a ceramic glass surface that is easy to clean and is cooler to the touch.
Many of us have had the boon of double ovens in our kitchens. Homeowners who have had to cope with having to deal with the whole unit when one oven breaks are trending toward two single ovens in a side-by-side configuration. If you’re looking toward an integrated kitchen design, the side-by-side oven arrangement is a splendid design solution.
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Most people appreciate the 36”-inch range because of its large oven. With a range oven, a multi-function oven unit in addition is a wonderful thing. One option is a microwave/convection oven. Another option is to use a steam oven, which heats food with steam but can also be used as a convection oven.
Refrigerators have gone smart! New technology offers homeowners refined insulation qualities, digital display systems, door and temperature sensors and more. All of these improve energy use and performance.
High on the Must-Have list when looking at refrigerators is the built-in unit. The great appeal is the availability of matching cabinet panels to blend your refrigerator into your kitchen seamlessly.
These newer trends are strong on practicality, energy efficiency and style. Choose what is going to work best for your lifestyle among the wonderful new options now available.read more