Millennials are at the forefront of kitchen and bath innovation—and helping drive what’s next. So, we called in an expert to learn a bit more.
With more than two decades of interior design experience and multiple accreditations behind her name—ASID, IIDA, CMKBD, CMG and CAPS to list a few—Sarah Reep, director of designer relations and education for Masco Cabinetry, is a go-to source for the likes (and dislikes) of Millennials. We asked Sarah to share some of her highly coveted insights with us. Here’s what she had to say:
1. They’d Like It Now
This generation leans toward immediacy—they want it now. Trade professionals have to figure out how to manage through this natural state of mind and deliver solutions that meet their needs, as well as their timelines. Products, such as those in the Delta® line, that are easily accessible can aid professionals in their pursuit to meet deadlines.
2. Technology is a Must
Gen Y uses their kitchen as a main hub for all their activities, so it requires the seamless integration of technology to provide optimal convenience. So, plan for a smart TV to be included in the kitchen design for watching cooking shows, looking up recipes, checking social media, watching the big game, or a movie with date-night dinner. Technology doesn’t have to stop with electronics. Incorporate additional technology with Delta Touch2O®
Technology-equipped products to provide even more convenience to your Millennial client.
3. Use Colors in Purposeful Ways
Millennials see white kitchens as their blank canvas. The backsplash, lighting, and decorative hardware are the jewelry that’s just theirs. When it comes to new cabinets, they will treat color as more of a long-lasting decision to ensure their home will maintain value. Adding some color is as easy as selecting faucets and hardware in a bold finish. If you need some inspiration, check out the Fuse™ Kitchen Collection
or the Trinsic® Pro pull-down faucet
in Black Stainless.
New trends and styles are revolving around this very diverse demographic and connecting the design dots will impress this generation.