The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) surveyed its members and identified these five trends in kitchen and bath design. Homeowners seeking to make bathroom spaces more efficient are incorporating new medicine cabinets into their bathroom remodel as a way to increase space without compromising the floor plan. For the first year ever in its survey, transitional kitchen and bath designs beat out traditional designs, as homeowners are opting for a blend of traditional and contemporary styles over pure traditional designs, according to the survey. Solid surfaces continue to be a strong trend in kitchens, with 30 percent of respondents to the NKBA survey saying they used solid surfaces like granite and quartz in kitchens, up from 26 percent in 2011. White, off-white, and gray continue to be the most popular color schemes in kitchens and bathrooms, followed by beiges and bones, browns, and greens. Finally, 52 percent of NKBA member designers said they have used polished chrome in their kitchen designs, up from 34 percent of designers last year, and also said polished nickel is making a comeback in kitchens and bathrooms. | Read More