Experts, contractors expect traditional styles
and novel appliances will dominate the market in 2010
By Nick Bajzek, Products Editor
March 1, 2010
The National Kitchen and Bath Association predicts 2010 won't see any dramatic or sweeping changes in terms of consumer tastes; traditional styles, dark colors and flexible faucets round out the top picks for remodeling projects. Remodelers can expect homeowners to be prudent, experts say.
“My sense of trends is that people are looking to do more with less money,” says Ilyce R. Glink, home improvement author, blogger and talk radio host. “They're thinking about inlaying different tiles in order to maximize their bang for the buck rather than going with inlaid marbles. People are building smaller, cheaper, greener and more thoughtfully.” People are looking to express themselves more through their choices than by subscribing to any fad, she adds — so no avocado-colored appliances or shag carpeting this year.