Sacramento interior designer Kerrie Kelly will conduct a live discussion about kitchen trends on The Washington Post website on Thursday (June 10).
Kelly, the owner of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, will be online for about an hour, starting at 8 a.m. Pacific Time, to answer reader questions.
The Washington Post’s home reporter, Jura Koncius, hosts the online question-and-answer session every Thursday along with a notable design expert. Martha Stewart, Marie Kondo and HGTV’s Property Brothers are just a few of the big names who have participated. This is Kelly’s first time as a guest on the platform.
Readers can send in questions in advance or during the discussion.
According to Kelly, among the hottest trends in kitchens right now are easy-clean surfaces, flex workspaces, enhanced outdoor living areas and better storage solutions. She is an adviser to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, which recently completed a trend report for 2021.
“The research tells us that homeowners are willing to invest in their homes because of COVID,” says Kelly. But homeowners should expect to pay “a lot more now than they did two years ago,” she continues. “Products are harder to get. And if you can get a contractor on-site, congratulations.”
Kelly and her husband are currently remodeling their own kitchen, adding two islands—one for cooking, the other for dining—to the space.
To ask Kelly a question, go to https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/06/10/live-chat-home-kitchen-design/. You don’t have to be a Washington resident or a Washington Post subscriber to participate. “I hope my Sacramento people can get their burning questions answered,” Kelly says.