Kitchens and laundry rooms have become functional spaces filled with creativity and self-expression. When designing and building these areas of the home, it’s important to keep that in mind, along with the trends that are capturing your customers’ attention.
Here’s a look at some of today’s hottest trends in the kitchen and laundry room, with insights from Whirlpool Corporation experts, and how you can bring them to life in your next project.
Reconnecting with nature is popular with both homeowners and renters. Incorporating biophilic design elements such as sunlight, ventilation, and plant growth strengthens their connection to nature even while indoors.
“When it comes to color palettes, we’re expecting a continuation of warm neutrals like earthy beiges from light to dark as well as warm-hued tinted whites and all shades of greens.” -Jessica McConnell, Director, Color, Material & Finish and Product Graphics, Global Consumer Design, Whirlpool Corporation
“White oak is quickly becoming one of the most popular wood tones for flooring and cabinetry.” -Jessica McConnell, Director, Color, Material & Finish and Product Graphics, Global Consumer Design, Whirlpool Corporation
“Consumers are cooking in new ways, which means they’re looking for major appliances that accommodate new cooking methods with connected features.” -Michael A Ledford, Sr. Director, Kitchen IoT and Launch at Whirlpool Corporation
The new KitchenAid® 30-inch 4-Element Induction Slide-In Convection Range with Air Fry offers users the power to cook the way they want with more cooking methods in one, including popular air fry capabilities.
“Customers continue to “reinvent” the layout of their laundry rooms with stacking, combination washer-dryers, etc.” -Dylan Binkley, Director of Laundry Product Marketing at Whirlpool Corporation
“Features that make laundry easier and faster continue to resonate most with consumers, such as hard-working specialized cycles and improved dryer filters that help homeowners better clean up after their pets.” -Dylan Binkley, Director of Laundry Product Marketing at Whirlpool Corporation
The Maytag® Pet Pro System, for example, was designed specifically with pet parents in mind. The washer has the industry’s first pet hair filter that can remove up to 5X* more pet hair from clothes. In the dryer, the Pet Pro option lifts and traps loads of pet hair with an XL lint trap.
*Comparing Normal cycle with Pet Pro Filter and option to cycle using traditional agitator without Pet Pro Filter and option. Results will vary based on fabric and type of pet hair.