Our Favorite Kitchen Trends For That Long-Overdue Renovation

Our fantastic friend Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS, shares a few exciting new innovations and trends in modern kitchen design. 

Observing kitchen-design trends from year to year is all about tuning into nuanced changes, and kitchen trend-spotting for the seasons ahead is no different. This is one room that's a big expense and a longterm investment in function and style for most homeowners, so the trends tend to be slower to change than those in general interior design. 

It is that subtle shift from year to year that makes me turn into a so-called Trend Detective, digging deep and analyzing social behaviors, world events, product launches, trade-show exhibits, even Hollywood sets, all with the goal of connecting the design dots.​ Ahead, the cool kitchen trends I'm most excited about!

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