October is National Kitchen and Bath Month, and American Legend Homes brings leading brands and modern design to the homes we build. Created by the National Kitchen and Bath Association in 1982, National Kitchen and Bath Month falls in line with the busiest season for home remodeling and renovations.
As today’s kitchen and bath trends evolve, homeowners aren’t forced to choose between form and function, thanks to today’s styles lending themselves to both. Taking cues from nature, the latest trends embrace color and texture, bringing the outdoors in.
According to the experts at Home and Garden Television, this year’s design trends are leaning toward natural, relaxing colors like soft blues and greens as well as earth tones like terracotta, clay and moss. Letting nature be your guide can welcome you and your guests into your home oasis.
Indoor gardens have skyrocketed in popularity, too, and the kitchen and bathrooms are the perfect places to cultivate your plant pets. Plants bring a calming touch to a room, plus a pop of color that goes with everything.
Hard surfaces can be tricky to choose to match your needs, but today’s options make it easy to choose countertops. While marble is always a classic option material-wise due to its aesthetic appeal and subtle veining, granite remains a popular choice due to its durability and resistance to chemicals.
And don’t be afraid to switch it up. Manufacturers say contrasting island counters are trending. Go for light surfaces along the walls and bring in a dark gray or black island top for a touch of drama.
Think of your fixtures as adornments for your kitchen and bath. American Legend Homes offers a fashionable and functional selection of hardware that ranges in color and finish.
Designers are opting these days for matte black or gold for that finishing touch. Trending this year are mixed-metals, combining the best of both worlds with a black base and gold neck.
You can spend weeks choosing the right finishes for your kitchen and bathrooms, but keep your eye on the prize by making sure the lighting not only features your choices but makes sure those crucial spaces are as functional as possible.
Under-cabinet lighting brings ambience to the kitchen and keeps your prep space well-lit for cooking at home. Cost-saving LED under-cabinet lighting is a subtle, long-lasting way to get a high-end look.
In the bathroom, make sure you’re considering your own needs. For those who spend a little more time in front of the mirror, lighting your vanity can be crucial to your own aesthetic. Black and gold finishes are also trending for lighting, which allows you to coordinate seamlessly. Self-lit vanity mirrors are also an option. Hidden LED lights can ensure your bathroom and your look are flawless.
With today’s appliance brands keeping up with trends, the possibilities are endless. More manufacturers are bringing the glamour with customizable appliances that can complete your space. Samsung offers a line that features colored glass panels that can be changed as your style evolves.
Multiple Whirlpool lines let you control everything from the fridge to the washer right from your phone, allowing you more time away from the chores.
Whatever direction you take in your new home, remember that your space should be a reflection of you, offering a getaway from everything outside.