Nothing quite transforms the look of a home like a kitchen renovation. Over the years, we have seen many trends come and go and we are very excited about some of the new design ideas that are on the horizon. The following are some of our top kitchen predictions for 2016.

Trendy Kitchen

  1. Semi-Custom Cabinets

These are the ideal mix of personalization and affordability! Modern cabinet companies are now providing a wide range of styles, colours and functions to suit any home décor. This allows for personalization without the high cost of custom cabinetry.

  1. Open Plan

If you have one of those homes where the party always ends up in the kitchen, then consider bringing in the New Year with an open plan kitchen. Features such as islands and breakfast bars give you space to prepare food while you are laughing and talking with your guests at the same time.

  1. High gloss

Super glossy walls, cabinets and countertops not only provide a futuristic look but they make for easy cleaning from spills and sticky fingerprints. There is no limit when it comes to palette either. Choose bright whites, earthy neutrals or vibrant shades of reds, teals, limes and yellows.

  1. Brushed steel

Stainless steel appliances and fixtures have long been a favourite of homeowners and the demand for them are showing no signs of slowing down. Trends have shifted however from shiny to brushed steel. Pair this with dark or matte colours to really accentuate them.

  1. Warmer metals

While stainless steel will remain popular, there will also be more of a shift toward the warmer hue metals. Shades of gold, brass and copper will be seen in cabinet hardware, light fixtures and faucets. Consider a copper range hood or a gold-flecked glass backsplash.

  1. Porcelain surfaces

Porcelain for sintered compact surfaces will see a surge in popularity in 2016. While it shares some of the qualities of quartz or engineered stone, porcelain is the clear winner when it comes to heat and stain resistance. Because it is available in so many thicknesses, porcelain can be used on everything from countertops to vertical surfaces like backsplashes and cabinet doors.

  1. Comfort is in

Expect to find more comfort in kitchen furniture trends in 2016. Kitchen chairs and stools will take on more organic shapes and make use of fabrics such as cotton and wool linens.

  1. Contemporary country

Contrast the charm of traditional soft pastels of a country kitchen with contemporary dark wood cabinets made from mahogany or walnut. This trending look for 2016 will delight both lovers of traditional and vintage kitchens.

  1. Texture

While modern, minimalist white kitchens will remain a popular choice, you can also expect to see more homeowners choosing a texture. Textured laminate on cabinet fronts and textured glass or stone on backsplashes will add visual interest.

  1. More storage

Storage will be a key feature of kitchen design in 2016. Many new appliances now come with added storage drawers. Easy to use cabinet doors that open with a touch as well as hidden cupboards will make it easier than ever to tuck away dishes, utensils and small appliances.

So if you’re considering a kitchen makeover for the new year, contact us and we will help you determine if any of these up and coming trends are right for you.