Kitchen Trends

Local Construction Company Answers Question About Popular in Kitchen Designs

Home design trends come and go. That also applies to kitchens. We asked A-Team Custom Construction project manager D.J. Jacobsen what’s trending here in Lawrence kitchens.

Q: As you renovated kitchens for clients in the past year or so, what overall trends have you seen in the layout of kitchens? 

A: Open floor plans are still very popular. Open kitchens with multiple islands.

Q: What's popular in flooring? 

A: LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank) flooring is by far the most popular.

Q: Are they putting the same flooring throughout the house or using something different for the kitchen? 

A: Since most newer homes are open layouts, the flooring goes throughout. Even when a home is not an open layout, homeowners are converting to the same flooring throughout the home.

Q: Cabinet color and styles: Are we finally getting away from white cabinets? 

A: Gray is becoming the most popular color, but we are still seeing a lot of white cabinets. 

Q: What about the 2-color cabinets, with the lower ones a different color than the uppers? 

A: Two-tone has also become very popular recently.

Q: Are kitchen islands being designed to stand out from the rest of the cabinets or blend in? 

A: Islands are being designed to stand out.

Q: What's the popular countertop? 

A: White Calacatta quartz. (Looks like marble but stronger and easier to maintain.)

Q: Are you seeing any new built-in kitchen appliances? 

A: We have had built-ins in the last four kitchens we have done. Built-in ice makers, beverage refrigerators, and dishwashers to name a few. Espresso machines and coffee bars are wildly popular. We are seeing a trend of specific sections designed for specific purposes as well. Those sections vary widely on what the homeowners’ tastes and likes are.

Q: Are there any other trends in kitchens that you're seeing? 

A: Pot fillers, open sinks, shaker doors, flat trim, and more canned lighting so there are fewer fixtures.

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