Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Home DesignKitchen Design Trends for 2016

Curious to know what kitchen design trends will dominate in 2016?  Below we list some design trends you will want to incorporate into your home this year.
  
OPEN CONCEPT:  
Kitchens that open up to living and dining spaces satisfy the needs of the modern family



Photo Credit: Kimberly Kerl, Kustom Home Design


MULTI-COLORED CABINETS           &         OPEN SHELVING:
Color is making a comeback in combination with neutral colors


Photo Credit: Kimberly Kerl, Kustom Home Design


RUSTIC DESIGN ELEMENTS:
Rustic elements such as stone, timber and metal are being mixed with more refined materials to create a dynamic design balance


Photo Credit: Kimberly Kerl, Kustom Home Design

LIVE EDGE COUNTERS:
Counters with a "live edge" have irregular, lightly finished edges that accentuate the natural appearance of the material.  In this case the natural curvature of the tree is easily visible in the solid wood plank counter. 


Photo Credit: Kimberly Kerl, Kustom Home Design

TOUCHLESS FAUCETS:
Advances in technology and a desire for sanitary food prep conditions has fueled a boom in "touchless" fixtures for the home

Photo Credit: Kimberly Kerl, Kustom Home Design


COMMERCIAL GRADE APPLIANCES:
Built-in fryers, double ovens, 6-8 burner gas cooktops and glass front refrigerators are just a few of the very popular commercial grade appliances being requested by food savvy homeowners










Photo Credit: Kimberly Kerl, Kustom Home Design

UPPER GLASS DOORS:
Cabinets are extending to the underside of ceilings creating more storage and the opportunity for additional illumination through the use of upper glass cabinets

Photo Credit: Kimberly Kerl, Kustom Home Design


CLEVER STORAGE:
Pull-out columns and specialized storage inserts are a common request in kitchens that will continue into the new year

Photo Credit: Kimberly Kerl, Kustom Home Design
Kitchen renovations are still one of our most requested project types and every kitchen we design reflects the unique personality of their homeowner.  We are grateful to have clients who trust us to create exciting new trends and offer creative design solutions in unique and varied ways.

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