Trend Watch: The Top Kitchen and Bath Trends of 2017 / by peter podlas


During this year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, top trends in the kitchen and bath industry for 2017 were discussed. This year, rapidly emerging smart technology and appliances have  made clients demand nontraditional features in their kitchen and bath. Contemporary clean lines, simple door styles and built-ins are what’s trending, putting traditional features elsewhere in the house.


Here are the top 10 trends of 2017:

1. Two-tone kitchens: Mix wood and metal surfaces

2. Metal cabinetry

3. Barn doors and pocket doors

4. Quartz has taken the place of granite in countertops

5. Bathroom storage: Floating vanities and open shelving, linen storage cabinets and wooden vanities.

6. Undermount bathroom sinks and trough sinks: Vessel sinks and pedestal sinks are a trend of the past.

7. Vinyl flooring! This isn’t the same vinyl flooring of our grandmothers, this high-quality vinyl flooring is a nod to technology.

8. White fixtures: Bone and bisque colored fixtures are no longer the top choice for designers.

9. Brushed brass and gold finishes and designer faucet colors

10. Eliminating the bathtub: Clients are opting to do without the tub to save space for a bigger shower.


To see numerous examples of the trends, click here.