Trends

In rocky housing market, stone countertops still reign

The following article is from Consumer Reports, and validates what we are seeing at Kitchen Kraft. Granite is still king! Call (614) 449-7200 for a free quote. May 17, 2012 12:15 PM Even in a weak housing market, consumers still prefer countertops with the look of luxury. A recent survey of potential home buyers found that […]

Granite Trend: Leather Finish

A granite countertop trend that we’ve noticed at Kitchen Kraft, is using a beautiful leather finish rather than a polished one. This finish adds texture to the (honed) surface, and brings an understated elegance to your home. The leather process closes the pores (compared to honing) and retains the color better than honing. While a leathered finish has a […]

Standout Design Trends in 2011 From the NKBA (10 of 10)

INLAID FLOORING      Design by: Mark Allen Schag, CKD      Allen Cabinetry & The Counter Top Shop      Mansfield, OH      Photo: Mark Allan Schag       Variations of inlaid flooring are being incorporated into many new kitchen and bath designs. To accommodate the wet environment in this French style master bathroom, a new […]

Standout Design Trends in 2011 From the NKBA (9 of 10)

A TIERED APPROACH TO PROPORTION      Design by: Tia Moras, CMKBD      Lonetree Ent. Ltd.      Vancouver, BC      Photo: Gary Beale, B-Plus Studios, LTD   The concept of stacked components and graduated overlapping heights was brought to a new level of sophistication in this urban kitchen. Varying heights of the island surfaces, the elevated […]

Standout Design Trends in 2011 From the NKBA (8 of 10)

NATURAL ELEMENTS      Design by: Lori W. Carroll      Lori Carroll & Associates      Tucson, AZ      Photo: Jon Mancuso       This refined rustic southwestern powder room is the perfect example of the use of natural elements in design. An agate slab became the foundation for this bathroom space that’s as unique and […]

Standout Design Trends in 2011 From the NKBA (7 of 10)

DETAILED CEILINGS      Design by: Jodi Hook      Klaff’s, Inc.      Danbury, CT      Photo: Digital Arts   This sophisticated design has a rustic touch that relies on traditional architectural features paired with sleek contemporary finishes and materials. The rough-hewn barn beam ceiling is beautifully detailed, and although the detail was newly created, it appears […]

Standout Design Trends in 2011 From the NKBA (6 of 10)

WALK-IN PANTRIES      Design by: Sheila Off, CMKBD      Signature Woodworks, LLC      Gig Harbor, WA      Photo: Brian DalBaclon       With the introduction of greater amounts of open wall space, and less in the way of wall cabinets, the need for a larger separate pantry has been prompted. Open plan kitchens are […]