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10 Bath and Kitchen Trends to Watch This Year

Shades of gray, quartz finishes, and energy efficiency are all growing in popularity in kitchens and baths this year, according to a National Kitchen & Bath Association survey of 2013 design trends.

NKBA reports that home owners this year are spending, on average, $47,308 on making over their kitchens, and $18,538 in bathrooms.

Here are the top 10 trends emerging from this year’s report for kitchens and bathrooms:

1. Gray color schemes

2. Quartz finishes for counter surfaces

3. Transitional styles -- a blend of traditional and contemporary

4. White painted cabinetry in the kitchen

5. Glass blacksplashes

6. LED lighting

7. Touch-activated faucets

8. Satin-nickel finishes in kitchens

9. Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring

10. Undermount sinks in bathrooms


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