Posted by Stephanie Feese on Jan 31, 2017

With the growing trend of homeowners choosing to stay in their home for the long term, people are looking to have a kitchen that fosters healthier habits and more face time with family and friends. 1/3 of homeowners who have remodeled their kitchens in the past year report leading a healthier lifestyle because they are cooking at home more often.

So what's hot in 2017?  Pantone's color of the year is Greenery, but whites and grays are still the hottest trend for kitchens and bathrooms in 2017.  Houzz reports that countertop and flooring decisions are based primarily on appearance and durability.  Marble countertops ranked highest in looks while quartz ranked highest in durability. In order to get the best of both worlds, choosing a quartz countertop with a marble look is your best bet.   We believe that DuPont's  Zodiaq London Sky Quartz color fits that bill perfectly!  There is virtually no maintenance and it looks just like marble.  

The farmhouse kitchen and modern kitchen are a dead heat in popularity according to Houzz.  Also, white cabinets are still the most popular choice in cabinets, but reclaimed wood looks are gaining in popularity.  21% of kitchen countertops are white and 26% of walls are painted gray.

Another trend that is here to stay, according to Houzz, is having your island countertop in a contrasting color.  Stainless steel appliances are still popular, but black appliances are becoming increasingly popular.

Forbes Top 100 Design Trends in 2017 are kitchens that have a mix of whites and creams and natural linen tones.  Mixing satin or brushed brass fixtures with other finishes such as brushed nickel are great way to achieve an eclectic look in your kitchen or bathroom.  

According to Consumer Reports, which ranks countertops based on stains, abrasions, cutting, and tolerances to heat and impact, Quartz countertops achieved high scores because they survived a gauntlet of spills, hot pots, knives, and more, and they don't have to be sealed for stain protection.

At Feese Ware Surfaces, we have a large showroom with samples of MANY different quartz colors and manufacturers.  Come in and check them out!