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Kitchen & Dining

Though they have always been important rooms in the house, the kitchen and dining area in the United States have seen substantial changes recently. Below are some of the top kitchen and dining trends reshaping the American home, from open concept areas to sustainable practices. The ubiquity of open concept spaces is among the most notable developments. The integration of the kitchen, dining room,


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and living area into one open floor plan has grown in popularity. Easy interaction and entertainment are made possible by the design’s sense of openness and connectedness. As areas for dining, cooking, and socializing, kitchen islands have evolved into multipurpose hubs.

Natural components are trendy when it comes to finishes and materials. For worktops, cabinets, and flooring, homeowners are increasingly choosing materials like marble, stone, and wood. Appliances made of stainless steel are still a classic option, and the room is made more sophisticated and contemporary by the addition of brass and matte black finishes. 

Neutral Color Schemes

Kitchen designs are dominated by neutral color schemes, with beige, gray, and white being common options. However, in order to add personality and visual interest to the room, homeowners are using bold accents like dining chairs or kitchen items.

Smart Technology

Smart technology has become a part of the culinary arts as well. Voice-activated assistants like virtual house assistants have merged smoothly into daily kitchen tasks, offering aid without requiring hands-on support and augmenting the smart kitchen experience in general. There have  been changes made to kitchen and dining spaces. 

Informal Setup

More informal eating arrangements are replacing formal dining rooms. Alternatives like breakfast nooks, banquettes, and bar seating are becoming more and more popular since they foster a cozy and private setting for social events like family dinners.   


Designing a kitchen now has to take sustainability into account. Eco-friendly products and energy-saving equipment are becoming more popular. Recyclable bins and composting units are being included into kitchen designs to encourage eco-friendly habits. 

Modern kitchens are entertainment centers. These days, they are made for more than just cooking, they are made for mingling and entertaining. At events, large seating islands function as a focal point for visitor gatherings.

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The rise of single-person families has also been influenced by the state of the economy. People now have greater financial resources to live independently because of increased career options and earnings. In addition, the growing expense of housing especially in cities has made it increasingly difficult for people to afford larger living quarters, which has resulted in a rise in single-person households as a sensible option.

The traditional household family structure in the United States has traditionally been regarded as consisting of parents and their offspring, or nuclear families.

But the number of nuclear families has been falling over time, in part because of things like the rising divorce rate and shifting perspectives on marriage and parenthood.

There has also been an increase in the number of extended families, which are households made up of relatives in addition to the nuclear family. There are several underlying explanations behind this tendency, such as generational care and support needs, financial concerns, and societal conventions. The frequency of multigenerational families where multiple generations live under one roof has increased. Shared costs, childcare support, and strengthened family ties are all made possible by this arrangement.

In addition, a sizable portion of households in the US consist of a single parent. Usually as a result of a divorce, separation, or the decision to raise a child separately, one parent heads these families. Although single-parent households have particular difficulties, they also show resilience and strength by giving their kids a loving environment. The proliferation of roommates and unrelated people sharing living quarters is another noteworthy trend in household structures. 

With this arrangement, people can divide housing expenses, assign tasks to one another, and foster a feeling of community. In urban regions where housing expenses can be expensive, roommate agreements are particularly frequent among young adults, students, and individuals.

Different family types and parenting styles are now more widely acknowledged and accepted. This encompasses, among other things, homes with non-biological parents, foster families, grandparents, and single parents. The idea of a “typical” family is being challenged as society comes to recognize that love, support, and care can come from a multitude of sources.