Cabinet finishes: Follow the trend, or follow your tastes?

In the past couple of weeks, many clients have asked, “What is the color trend in kitchen cabinetry these days?” 
 
Although many publications are announcing trends for 2012, I’m never sure how to answer this question. I believe that you should decorate or remodel your home based on what makes you feel good, not on what is trendy. 
 
So my usual response is, “How long do you see yourself living in the house?” If the answer is 10, 15, 20 or more years, I advise them to choose a color they like and feel comfortable with rather than what a magazine dictates. Unless you’re really crazy about what’s “hot” now, you might regret following a trend.
 
On the other hand, if someone expects to live in a house 5 years or less, it won’t hurt to consider today’s trends, as cabinet finishes generally take a few years to evolve to something new. With good care, your cabinets will still impress homebuyers shopping for the latest thing.
 

I recently read a great blog post about how to incorporate color trends while keeping classic cabinetry choices top of mind. Karen Wistrom from Dura Supreme cabinetry does a great job explaining how home owners achieve the best of both words. See Full Story >>

Cabinet finishes: Follow the trend, or follow your tastes?

In the past couple of weeks, many clients have asked, “What is the color trend in kitchen cabinetry these days?” 
 
Although many publications are announcing trends for 2012, I’m never sure how to answer this question. I believe that you should decorate or remodel your home based on what makes you feel good, not on what is trendy. 
 
So my usual response is, “How long do you see yourself living in the house?” If the answer is 10, 15, 20 or more years, I advise them to choose a color they like and feel comfortable with rather than what a magazine dictates. Unless you’re really crazy about what’s “hot” now, you might regret following a trend.
 
On the other hand, if someone expects to live in a house 5 years or less, it won’t hurt to consider today’s trends, as cabinet finishes generally take a few years to evolve to something new. With good care, your cabinets will still impress homebuyers shopping for the latest thing.
 

I recently read a great blog post about how to incorporate color trends while keeping classic cabinetry choices top of mind. Karen Wistrom from Dura Supreme cabinetry does a great job explaining how home owners achieve the best of both words. See Full Story >>