Keeping your kitchen and bathroom—the most used parts of your home—up to date not only improves their aesthetic appeal but also boosts their functionality. To help you keep up with the latest developments in kitchen and bath hardware, here are this year’s biggest trends:
- Push-to-Open Drawers and Cabinets
Ease of operation was a prominent theme in this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the country’s largest trade show that’s dedicated to kitchen and bath design. In particular, push-to-open mechanisms were a prominent feature on display at the show.
- Oversized Pulls
What if you want something that’s old-fashioned yet modern at the same time? Oversized pulls are a common feature in both and traditional homes. Lately, they’ve become popular in large kitchens, with some homeowners installing pulls as large as 18”. Of course, the proportion is still important, which is why it’s best to consult a semi-custom home builder before installing oversized pulls.
- Mixed-Metal Knobs, Handles, and Pulls
Oversized pulls would look great in chrome, bronze, or brass finishes, but if you want to keep up with the latest design trends, you might want to mix and match classic and modern metal finishes.
Design tip: Pairing metallic tones with similar shades can give the illusion of depth, not to mention generate visual interest, in kitchens and bathrooms. Keep in mind that pairing accents, shades, and hues can be tricky—one mismatched design element is all it takes to break the optical illusion. If you’re having trouble coordinating colors, consult a custom home builder.
- Matte Black Hardware
Don’t want to go all through the trouble of coordinating colors? Install matte black kitchen hardware. You can never go wrong with matte black—it can give a sophisticated feel to any kitchen and bathroom, not to mention it complements practically all decor styles. In particular, matte black hardware goes well with marble subway tiles and vintage wood flooring.
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