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Kitchen Design Trends – A Mid-Year Review

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, and for six generations, Bertazzoni has believed exactly that. The Italian cooking appliance brand has always been a leader in style, combining the best of Italian craftsmanship and the celebration of Italy’s iconic family and food culture in their creation of complete kitchen suites. Above all, the company’s deep passion for design has inspired owners to achieve their goal in creating a kitchen that meets their distinct lifestyle needs.

Whether a kitchen ambiance is modern traditional, contemporary country, or mid-century modern, Bertazzoni is fascinated by how homeowners integrate the brand’s authentic, Italian appliances into their unique kitchen designs. During this KBtribechat, Bertazzoni will take a look at the top kitchen trends that have transcended in the North American markets and the impact they have in consumers’ homes.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) While many style trends come and go, some remain timeless. What do you believe are the top kitchens trends that are here to stay?

2.) What is your preference when it comes to kitchen design? Bright and minimalistic OR bold and dramatic?

3.) What are some unique ways that designers and homeowners can feature unexpected accents of color into their kitchen? Appliance selection? Cabinet finish? Share your favorite photos!

4.) Best tips for homeowners designing a kitchen with a small footprint? Name your top, small-space solution ideas.

5.) Great kitchen design is the perfect fusion of style and functionality. What is the best advice you can give designers who need to tailor their designs to meet the needs and style preferences of their clients?

6.) How can homeowners showcase their character while also maintaining a timeless kitchen style?

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August 8 at #KBtribechat – Neutrals vs. Color in the Kitchen & Bath

A design discussion! 

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When it comes to the kitchen and bath, the array of available design options – from appliances to surface materials to paint colors – is virtually endless, making it easier than ever before to personalize these spaces. While neutrals remain popular, infusing kitchens and bathrooms with color is gaining traction.

Let’s take a closer look at the options.

Perfectly Neutral. It’s hard to go wrong with neutrals (think white, black, brown, cream, gray, and pretty much any muted earthy tone). These subtle hues “go” with everything, and offer a solid foundation for decorating, regardless of style. When layered, neutrals can create a very harmonious look, and when interesting textures and patterns are incorporated – natural stone countertops or a tiled shower surround, for example – the results can be understated, yet undeniably sophisticated.

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Images – clockwise from left: Artistic Tile, Aria Stone Gallery, Fernando’s Marble Shop

Color(ful) Stories. Adding color – whether on a small or larger scale – can freshen up a monochromatic color scheme and bring new life to a kitchen or bath space. Cabinetry in hues of blue and green is popping up more frequently and can be a great complement to warm woods and metallic finishes. Natural stone surfaces are another great way to inject color into kitchens and bathrooms. Granite and quartzite can both be found in a variety of inviting hues, and – when used for a feature wall, backsplash or waterfall island – can create a striking focal point within a space.

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Images – clockwise from left: Aria Stone Gallery, Flemington Granite, Polycor


Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1) When it comes to the bathroom, what inspires you – spaces layered in neutral hues or spaces that makes a statement with bold color?

Q2) What about bathroom surfaces specifically – e.g., vanities and shower surrounds? Do you prefer to “go neutral” or opt for surfaces with a pop of color?

Q3) Thinking about the kitchen now. What are the best ways to bring color into a kitchen without overwhelming the space? Share photos, please.

Q4) What about adding color (and movement) through pattern – e.g., patterned countertops and backsplashes. What patterns are trending at the moment?

Q5) Black is a timeless, sophisticated neutral. Are you seeing black used in the kitchen and bath? Photos please!

Q6) What hues do you think will be most important in kitchens and bathrooms as we move into 2019, and why? (There are no wrong answers!)

Q7) Share photos of your favorite kitchens and baths, and tell us why you love them!

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Clarifying the Trends

A kitchen and bath industry design discussion!

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Q1) Are your clients looking for something their neighbors and friends don’t have yet? If so how do you give it to them?

Q2) Is black the new white for trophy kitchens? We’ve seen this reported a lot lately. What about gray?

According to Forbes, Christopher Peacock (luxury cabinet brand) and Newell Turner (the editorial director of Hearst Design Group) say that the open kitchen is going out of fashion. ““The wall has gone back up because nobody really wants to live in the kitchen all of the time,” Turner says. In its place he is starting to see kitchens that include some of the elements of the open kitchen, such as seating, or even fireplaces, but that return to the enclosed space it once was.”

Q3) Is the open plan kitchen is on it’s way out?

Unfinished business from last week’s #KBtribechat discussion:

Q4) True or False – There are differences between generations in what they want for their kitchens and bathrooms and how they shop for them. Please explain your view.

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