Kitchen & Bath Design News, the industry’s leading publication, recently assembled a panel of experts to discuss the hottest kitchen trends that are expected to continue into the New Year.

Kitchen Appliance Trends

Black stainless
Smart technology
Refigerators with built-in cameras or InstaView doors that make contents easily visible
Induction cooktops
French door ovens
Energy-efficient, quieter dishwashers that eliminate spots and have shorter wash and dry cycles
Specialty drawers in refrigerators that extend the shelf life of perishable foods
Steam ovens
Sous vide cooking, a cooking technique that utilizes precise temperature control to deliver consistent, restaurant-quality results.

Kitchen Fixtures and Faucet Trends

Easy to clean deeper sinks
Pull-down kitchen faucets with high arcs
Hands-free, motion-sensor faucets
Matte black finishes for kitchen sinks

Kitchen Storage Trends

Soft-close cabinets and drawers
Deeper, wider cabinet drawers
Rollouts
Pullouts
Cutlery drawers
Spice organizers
Waste and recycling bins
In-cabinet lighting
Quartz countertops
Matte finishes on countertops

Trends in Styles and Functionality

Easier to clean appliances and surfaces
Wood plank porcelain tile
Luxury vinyl tile
Large format tile
Mixed textures for walls and backsplashes

If you are interested in experiencing any of these trends firsthand or discussing how to update or improve your kitchen, please call our showroom (610) 262-7235 or visit us anytime at www.directkitchen.com.