Hot Kitchen & Bath Trends

The wish-list for kitchen and bath products continues to evolve driven by homeowner wants and, of course, that darn economy. The latest survey says…function & comfort are top-O-list for kitchen & bath remodels. The guru’s at the Research Institute for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence (RICKI) conducted the survey. Jeepers…sounds like a new branch of the CIA!!!

The fav style choice remains casual or transitional followed by contemporary. Mixing kitchen counter-top materials like granite and stainless or a reclaimed surface is trending. FYI…some of the new recycled materials are marvelous!

Armstrong Cabinets Sage and Vanilla Cream

Armstrong Cabinets finished in Sage & Vanilla Cream

Starmark recycling cabinet

Recycling center from StarMark Cabinetry

Consumers’ kitchen wish-list:

• Islands
• Roll-outs, pull-outs & pull-downs
• Drawers instead of base cabinets
• Energy –efficient appliances
• Mixing materials, surfaces & finishes
• LED lighting
• Recycling areas
• Computer charging station
• Multiple ovens & dishwashers

kitchen islands for every style

Kitchen islands in every shape, style & finish!

The ultimate shower with the Brizo RSVP shower collection

The ultimate shower with the Brizo RSVP shower collection.

Consumers’ Bath wish-list:

• Furniture style vanities
• His & her vanities
• Super showers
• Customized storage
• Heated floors
• Private toilet areas
• Water-saving fixtures
• Soaking or jetted tubs

Bathroom furniture vanity from StarMark

Furniture style bathroom vanities are hot! This is from StarMark Cabinetry.

Furniture vanity with double sinks

This Star Cabinetry furniture vanity features clean lines and double sinks.

Betcha’ your must-have list includes a couple of these! Stop by a Modern Supply kitchen, bath & lighting showroom and bring your wish-list. We’ll put our creative thinkin’ caps on and design a kitchen or bath that will make you happy, happy, happy! Don’t forget…

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Modern's Millie Signature color

Part Visionary, Part Realist

Traits to tackle a major kitchen or bath remodeling project

 Homeowners have an abundance of informational sources available for remodeling advice and ideas. The do-it-yourself channels and internet sites make it look easier and faster than it actually is. To tackle a major renovation project, you need to be part visionary and part realist. The visionary sees the potential; the realist sees the time, patience and budget needed!

kitchen remodel sink and bar view

Lots of countertop work area

The kitchen and bathrooms were high on the remodel list so Steve called his friends at Modern Supply for design and product advice. Debbie Johnson from Modern Supply met with Steve. They discussed how to redesign the existing odd shaped kitchen to be more cook-friendly. Measurements were taken and the designing process began!

kitchen remodel microwave cabinet

The kitchen was reconfigured to maximize space and storage. The cabinetry chosen was from StarMark using the Prescott door style in cherry and finished in toffee with an ebony glaze. The refrigerator and dishwasher are concealed with cabinetry panels for a very polished look. Delta’s Leland faucet in stainless and a Blanco granite sink in biscotti complement the granite countertops. KitchenAid appliances include a refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave along with a BlueStar 36” range.

kitchen remodel range & pull-out cabinets


The master bath was a total remodel replacing a tub with a walk-in shower and adding double vanities. The maple vanities were also from StarMark using the Milan door style finished in toffee. American Standard’s Boulevard above counter sink was paired with Jado’s Pike faucet in chrome as well as the shower system. To complete the room, contemporary silver mirrors and vanity lights were added. A dated bathroom is transformed!

Kitchen remodel sink cabinets

Many more things were done to the house including a new roof, ductwork, two new Rheem heating and air units, updated plumbing and electrical, fireplace, refinishing of the existing hardwood and repainted throughout. After several months of hard work, the project is almost complete with a few details left.

kitchen remodel concealed refrigerator

Bathroom remodel vanity“The yard first attracted me to this house,” Steve says. “Once I walked through it, I had a vision of this house’s potential. With a lot of time and help from my contractor and folks like Modern Supply, I’m seeing the vision turn into reality. This property has transformed from a remodeled house to a home.”

If you have a vision for your home, contact Modern Supply to help turn it into reality. 865.966.4567