Kitchen Trends And Ideas For A New Year

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The kitchen is the nerve center of activity at home. Here are some kitchen ideas and trends for you to put into action as the New Year commences.


With the arrival of the new year, think about some of the remodeling and DIY projects you’d love to carry out. If one of them is working on your kitchen, 2016 is bringing some enchanting new kitchen trends that will transform your cooking space.

With an emphasis on simplicity, the kitchens of 2016 will look calm at first glance but will contain many design surprises upon closer inspection. Here are some kitchen ideas to consider for home decor and home improvement transformations this year.

Sleek and Simple

Kitchens with a lot of flourishes are going out of style in 2016, leaving room for clean, simple design trends. Simple cabinets and backsplashes pair with understated colors for a zen kitchen look. That doesn’t mean accent pieces are out, though. A butcher block table in the center of the kitchen or a brightly painted hood over the range are ways to add a pop to the monochromatic trends of 2016.

Neutral Colors

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From taupe and greige to black and dark brown, neutral colors lead the 2016 kitchen trends. Treated wood makes great cabinet door accents that incorporate natural colors in with the whites and grays you’ll find on the walls. Add glass tile in light blue or clear as a backsplash for a beautiful accent that catches the light and opens up the kitchen.

Superb Function

Kitchen design ideas for 2016 center around functionality. Using space in intelligent ways is trendier than ever, and for good reason, since it saves you a lot of hassle and cleans up any clutter around your kitchen. Storage beneath seats and tables, new uses for drawers, and new places to hang your utensils are at the forefront of this year’s trends.

Unusual Countertops

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Butcher’s block kitchen countertops from BuildDirect.

From treated and butcher’s block wood counter top surfaces, to concrete ones, countertops are taking a turn for the creative. While the typical marble will always look classic in the kitchen, expect to see new materials serving as countertop surfaces in 2016. You may even find polished metal in the most avant garde of chef’s kitchens.

Horizontal Cabinets

Square and vertical cabinets are the most common type of cabinet you’ll find in the kitchen, but horizontal cabinets that give more sideways space are taking off in 2016’s kitchen trends. These cabinets often swing open from the bottom and offer a wider range of space. They don’t work in all spaces, but they do present unique organizational options like interior spice racks.

Technology Connections

With refrigerators that can connect to the Internet and an app for just about every kind of cooking you could possibly want to do, connecting your devices in the kitchen is trendier than ever in 2016. Expect to see cabinet and shelf designs that incorporate tablet stands along with wires hidden from the kitchen mess but convenient enough to easily connect devices.

The kitchen trends in 2016 combine classic and modern to offer an updated esthetic that won’t go out of style any time soon. Implement a few small changes, like new cabinet doors, or go all out with new countertops, backsplashes, and completely reimagined storage and organization.\






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