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Exciting Home Trends for 2021

Popular Kitchen and Bath Trends 2021

What a great time to be planning a kitchen remodel or building a new home! Technology has made the kitchen of tomorrow, a reality today! From French door ovens to dishwashers, refrigerators and microwaves with trick pull out drawers, today’s kitchens are stylish and functional! Home automation and smart appliances have found their way into today’s trendy kitchens. Updated appliances with cool new features and finishes are coming out all the time. Whenever time permits, I’ll update this page to highlight some of the latest gadgets, gizmos, news, tech and trends.

Floor to ceiling white fireplace with bookcases and TV above.

Wondering what home trends are hot in 2021?

The results are in from a recent survey of designers conducted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) to reveal the key design trends for 2021. The results of the NKBA 2021 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Survey confirmed the continuation of a number of existing trends in the marketplace, but also uncovered others that indicate shifts in the direction that kitchen and bath style will take this year. Below are some of 2021’s hottest kitchen bath trends.

Hottest Trends for Kitchens

Two-Tone and Colored Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets with different colors on the uppers and lowers are very hot right now. We’re seeing lots of blue/white and grey/white combinations. Mixing painted uppers with stained wood lowers is a unique look that continues to take market share.

White uppers blue lowers on cabinetry with quartz top.

Charging Ports and Hidden Power

We’re seeing additional plugs, hidden power strips, and lots of USB charging ports in our latest kitchens, to keep all the latest tech charged and ready for action. Home automation and smart appliances continue to grow in popularity, as well.

Walnut Cabinetry

Walnut cabinetry has been growing in popularity, and promises to be even more popular in 2021.  The warm, rich color of walnut, combined with its fine grain and smooth texture, is prized by cabinet makers and woodworkers alike.  The luxurious look of walnut is distinctive and oh so elegant!

Look Ma, No Handles

With today’s popular contemporary kitchen designs, we’re seeing more and more people go handleless.  With today’s popular push-to-open and close doors and drawers, knobs and pulls are no longer a necessity.  For those that prefer a handle, edge mounted pulls provide a very similar, parred back, clean look.

Bright ovens on display at KBIS 2017.

LED Lighting

LED lighting is now the standard for under cabinet lighting, as well as ambient lighting and cabinet interior task lighting. We’re seeing toe kick lighting and cabinet interior lighting becoming more mainstream.

Take the Subway

Subway tile kitchen backsplash continues to be on trend, especially longer format tiles.  This look is expected to trend for at least the next few years.  Slab backsplashes are making a comeback.  Don’t be afraid of bold textures and shapes in backsplash tiles.  Adding a little excitement here can really make a boring kitchen POP!

Light and Dark Countertop Extremes

Quartz countertops that are very lightly colored, including those that mimic marble, continue to be incredibly popular.  Conversely, black quartz and granite countertops and even dark walnut wooden countertops are also surging in popularity.  Try the dark counters on lightly colored cabinets for a beautiful contrast.

Go for the Gold

Gold colored faucets, sinks and cabinet hardware are super hot right now.  Satin and brushed finishes look great in the gold and brass colors.

Hottest Trends for Bathrooms

Textured tile from Kitchen and Bath industry show 2017.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz continues to take away market share from granite in the market for bathroom vanity tops and kitchen counter tops. Some of the new quartz colors are dynamic and stunning! We’re seeing lots of quartz used on shower dams, cubbies and shower seats, too.

Freestanding Tubs and Open Showers

Freestanding tubs are still growing in popularity in larger bathroom suites. We’re seeing lots of younger customers opting out of a tub entirely, opting instead for an oversized shower. Multiple shower heads, jets, seating areas and tons of storage are on trend.  Open, Italian concept showers continue to grow in popularity.

Bidets and Smart Toilets

Bidets and smart toilets continue to grow in popularity.   With features such as self-closing lids, heated seats, nightlights and reduced water consumption, it’s easy to see what all the fuss is about.

Elegant Tile with a Refined Edge

Refined and subdued tile styles are hot right now.  Neutral color tones are on point, often in grey tones or matte black.  Those who prefer a more dynamic texture can opt for tiles with a wave pattern or a symmetrical three-dimensional element.  Mediterranean inspired tile shapes and patterns are super cool and very trendy!


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