(Vocus) September 14, 2010
Custom Kitchen Designers Plus, a renowned design firm and kitchen showroom, has identified changing trends in the realm of custom kitchen designs for citizens of Canada. These trends affect numerous elements of home renovation and customization, and stem in large part from the ongoing economic stagnation in wake of the slow recession recovery.
The current trend is one in which consumers are looking for more "bang" and less "buck." That is, custom kitchen design is still something that consumers need and want, and they are still willing to renovate their homes in this way. The most significant change is that they are more concerned about substance than about excessive style or size. Tasteful design and customization seems to be the rule in today's market.
However, there is one area where homeowners are still willing to spend. That area is new hardware and appliances – the more advanced and state-of-the-art, the better. In addition, energy efficiency and super functionality are key elements for homebuyers, as well.
Another emerging trend that goes hand-in-hand with energy efficiency is benefiting the environment. Kitchen Designers Plus has noticed a considerable increase in the number of recycled materials and elements used in current kitchen remodels. Interestingly, in addition to benefiting the environment, this trend actually helps homeowners personalize their kitchen to an even greater degree.
Green kitchen designs seem to be the most popular way to remodel this center of the home, with more emphasis being placed on renewable natural materials, energy efficient lighting and highly efficient appliances.
When new appliances are purchased over recycled items, homeowners like to go for super functional items. For instance, convection/microwave ovens are very hot in the market, while touch faucets are also growing in popularity with homeowners.
To find out more about custom designing your own kitchen or to learn more about renovating your current kitchen, visit the company at http://www.KitchenDesignersPlus.com.
About Kitchen Designers Plus: Kitchen Designers Plus has been in business since 1961, when Glenda Vanderkolk started her design service. Over the years, the company’s dedication to providing the utmost in customer service and custom designs, as well as the highest quality kitchen products, has ensured continued growth and success. Kitchen Designers Plus has been nominated for the Consumers’ Choice Award nine times since 1999.