Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 Kitchen Remodeling Trends, Part 6: Appliances

Houzz's "Kitchen Trends Study" from fall 2013 found that 52% surveyed want to upgrade their appliances.  Of those appliances that are part of a new kitchen project, 65% are installing stainless steel appliances.

traditional kitchen by Saratoga Springs Design-Build Firms Witt Construction

traditional kitchen by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Fiorella Design, via Style at Home

A few dream high-end appliances from Houzz's survey are a chef's stove, double ovens, and induction cooktops.

The kitchen features a bar, as well as huge central island and chef's stove., Brad Grey House Listed 9/2013, Before and After Twinkle Modern Kitchen Renovation

Come to think of it, I've seen "frameless stoves" or "induction cooktops" referenced a lot with 2014 kitchen trends.  One article all about this trend is on "Induction Cooktops are Hot in Kitchen Remodeling" from January 2014:

A kitchen with an induction cooktop and steam convection ovens
Wellesy kitchen and an induction cooktop and steam convection overns

Jonathan Scott of HGTV Property Brothers told  here that he has seen "the revival of white appliances, really cool, glass, glossy white appliances, so we've seen a few changes there."

Vintage stove
Ken Clark realtor, has a great post from Jan 2012 that makes a great point.  What's wrong with white appliances?

Canadian House and Home

Styleand Home

Coastal Living

According to Remodeling Magazine (, luxury home buyers want built-in wine refrigerator (58%), built-in coffee maker (58%), islands with extra sinks or appliances (55%), outdoor eating area (50%), granite countertops (49%), and flat screen tv (46%)., beautiful luxury kitchen backsplash tile ideas
Venegas and Company,

kitchen island with wine cooler, 5 Home Remodeling Trends 

Once you get to the store, you'll find that there are new appliance color options from many manufacturers.  Many appliance makers have a unique finish to their appliances.

Below, GE introduced their new "slate" color in 2013.

Also (below), GE has a new line called the Artistry Series.  With a retro feel, these products are aimed at young first-time home buyers:

GE Artistry Series (in white)

Below, Whirlpool introduced their new "ice" color last year:, Whirlpool 

And, below, Jennair now has an oil-rubbed bronze color line of appliances. Warner's Stellan blog mentions that in the showroom, these appliances sort-of feel like 1970's plywood has been paneled to the front:

Jennair cabinet depth French door refrigerator

Not many of these new finishes work with what's popular right now.  I'll be interested to see if any of them take off...

My last post to my kitchen series is next.  It's about THE SECRET INGREDIENT.


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  2. I recently upgraded one of my appliances. I am really happy about it and I needed to do it because the older one was giving me some problems. I haven't thrown it out. Maybe someone can fix it. I am not surprised by the results of the survey, people always want the best in their kitchen because it helps them work faster.

    Traci Romero @ Harris Plumbing

  3. When searching online for kitchen remodeling ideas, I always come across articles focusing on the current trends. Some of these trends are definitely appealing, but I always wonder how they'd work in my space.

    Thanks for showing these current trends in realistic remodeling projects. The butcher block countertop and stained ceiling to match are favorites that I hope to add to my kitchen remodel.

    Essie Reed @ Valley Home Improvement

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