Luxury, Versatility Top Design Trends


Luxury and versatility are the key trends in kitchen and bath design for 2021, says a survey of interior designers by Fixr.com, a company that helps homeowners connect with contractors. Homeowners are showing an increased interest in gourmet kitchens which has translated into higher-end appliances. They also want touchless features and other smart technologies for both kitchens and bathrooms. Quartz and quartzite top the list of kitchen countertop materials to go with mix-and-match metals. While stainless steel reigned supreme in the kitchen for years, followed by a brief surge in popularity of warmer metal finishes, people are beginning to turn away from a kitchen of solid stainless steel. Mixing different materials on appliances, sinks, faucets, lighting fixtures, and cabinet hardware creates a deeper, more dynamic design, which can make the kitchen a cozier, more interesting room to be in. Ease and comfort are also important with easy-to-clean surfaces a top priority. Now, more than ever, homeowners are focusing on cleaning and disinfecting; this includes utilizing products that are naturally anti-microbial including wallcoverings, flooring, and paints. Spa elements will be the strongest bathroom trend in 2021. One spa element that is seeing continued increased interest is bidets and bidet toilet seats.