Sat, 25 Feb 2012 by Allen, Kristi
Want to make the kitchen in your new home in Utah stand out? The National Kitchen and Bath Association has revealed the results of it's annual study highlighting kitchen trends for the coming year. They have identified two major trends in kitchen cabinetry for 2012. The best part? These popular cabinets are included with your new home in Utah from McArthur Homes! So here are the things to look for in cabinetry for 2012:
New Wood Types for Cabinetry
The NKBA found that cherry and maple, two long standing favorites for cabinetry, have been declining in popularity. Now, new woods are beginning to claim their share of the market. One of the woods growing in popularity is beech, which is now specified by three times as many kitchen designers as it was just one year ago. This coincides perfectly with McArthur Homes' decision to add beech cabinetry as one of our Included Features on all of our new homes in Utah. Oak, another type of wood included by McArthur Homes, has doubled in popularity in the last year, according to the NKBA. Here is an example of the beautiful beech cabinetry in a new home in Lehi, Utah.
The study found that 58% of designers chose darker natural finishes with only 30% choosing lighter natural finishes. Below is a new home in Eagle Mountain that was built by McArthur Homes. Here the homeowners chose gorgeous dark slate flooring and espresso stained cabinetry. The espresso stain is one of three dark stains included on all McArthur Homes new homes.