Kitchen and Bath

Fresh, clean designs for what just may be the two most important rooms in the house


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“We’re seeing traditionalists wanting modern without the feeling of being cold or stark. [We accomplish that] by combining materials, colors, and textures.”

— Alisha Serras, Scavolini by Cucina Moda, Birmingham

“Ventilation hoods are becoming the stylish appliance.”

— Alisha Serras, Scavolini by Cucina Moda, Birmingham

“Stainless-steel appliances have a classic look that currently shows no sign of a retreat.”

— Heather VanderSlik, Bella Cucina Designs, Sylvan Lake

“Granite is always popular and fabulous, but we’ve seen an increased interest in quartz countertops — particularly Cambria, because it’s manufactured in the United States.”

— Heather VanderSlik, Bella Cucina Designs, Sylvan Lake

“People are trending to clean lines that are more timeless and more classic, an elegant look — using white marbles and finishes that stand the test of time. And people are more budget conscious, so those heavy, ornate details aren’t in people’s budgets anymore.

— Lesly Sallan, Millennium Cabinetry, Bloomfield Hills

“The inlay-rug tile detail where we’re almost making it look like a rug, but it’s made out of decorative tile on the floor, is popular.”

— Lesly Sallan, Millennium Cabinetry, Bloomfield Hills

“We’re using a lot of stainless-steel cabinets and open shelving units in kitchens. And we’re also doing a lot of stainless details in oversized hoods.”

— Lesly Sallan, Millennium Cabinetry, Bloomfield Hills

“Stainless steel is still predominant. It’s clean. It can go either contemporary or traditional. It’s kind of like white — it blends in with everything.”

— Dorothy Barak, Specialties Showroom, Berkley

“In new construction, we see his-and-her bathrooms that tend toward one masculine and one feminine but both coordinating with the master bedroom. Heated floors are very ‘hot.’ Limestone is still very popular and, for a more traditional look, the 3-by-6 white subway tile along with little hexagons, basket weaves, and pinwheels are still great coupled with Carrara and Calcutta marble.”

— Lynne Moran, Virginia Tile

“What’s becoming a thing of the past is building tubs into tile decks. In its place are sleeker, cleaner freestanding tubs that create a light, open atmosphere. We also see our clients steering away from standard overhead lighting.”

— Jodi Caden, Caden Design Group, Birmingham

“Heated floors are a must in our Michigan climate. It’s low in cost and heats up your bathroom and your feet. When using heated floors, timers are essential to be functional for each client’s lifestyle. Also, we’re now putting heated towel racks and warming drawers for warm towels in master baths along with refrigerator drawers so that our clients can have chilled bottled water or fresh fruit at the ready.”

— Jodi Caden, Caden Design Group, Birmingham

“Our customers are moving toward man-made materials that look natural but are extremely durable, such as Caesarstone or quartz. These materials are more stain resistant than a granite or marble. This means the coffee cups won’t leave a ring and the spilled wine won’t be an issue.”

— Jodi Caden, Caden Design Group, Birmingham

“Induction [cooking] has been around for a long time; it just was really expensive and took a lot
of space. Now, they’ve brought it down. I’d say in the last two or three years, it’s really taken off for us.”

— Dorothy Barak, Specialties Showroom, Berkley

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