Well…. we’ve hit November and the year is coming close to an end with eight weeks left to the year. In this post, I want to revisit some of 2016’s biggest kitchen trends, which are here to stay. I haven’t touched on kitchens up until this point but they are undeniably one of the most central rooms in your home, and you want it to look it’s best. Even if you are not in the market for a full renovation, there are some ideas in this list that allow you to spice it up a little because every kitchen needs some spice. Am I right?
This man-made engineered stone is going to continue to be a popular option going into 2017 right alongside granite. Quartz is resilient against scratches, stains, and heat, making it incredibly durable. Additionally, it's low maintenance. This makes it a great option for families and busy cooks.
LEDs are showing up in almost every nook and cranny in the kitchen, it's amazing! Homeowners are no longer just settling for ceiling lights to illuminate their kitchens; there's lights under and inside cabinets, along toe kicks as nightlights and even concealed in crown molding!
Open concept living has been "in" for a while now and doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. Tear down the walls and rid yourself of the isolation for a more casual and connected way to cook. Open kitchens encourage you to interact with those around you by integrating itself seamlessly into your living area.
Whether it be a single- or a double-bowl sink there is just a strange allure for big deep sinks. Perhaps it makes us feel like we're in a commercial-grade kitchen. It has generous room to hold large pots and pans that require handwashing all the while containing splashes.
Pendant lighting over kitchen islands has become a staple in any trendy kitchen. It helps isolate this area as a focal point in the room and add an interesting flare.
Squares and vertical rectangles are still the most preferred option however, horizontal cabinet drawers are making a rise. Not only are these cabinets clean and refined but it gives you more accessibility. Instead of bending down and searching for pots and pans, you just pull them out.
It's the hero we didn't know we needed. It's great when you've got both hands covered in gunky ingredients and for those who just don't seem to turn off the water between kitchen tasks. For those who consistently forget to turn off the tap, it helps lessen your impact on the environment and save on utilities.
Stainless Steel is another long time trend that rules in the appliance world with its roots in commercial and professional kitchens. It's aesthetically pleasing and durable and can easily be integrated into any kitchen style.