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Kitchen Trends for 2016

 

While every homewoner has specific ideas regarding style, the overall trend is toward simpler living and low-maintenance design. And this move toward integration and simplification is a nationwide one. A country-wide panel of design and contracting experts agree that the following are hot kitchen remodel trends for 2016.

 

 

#1: Taking out walls/adding islands

  • Breaking down interior walls can create a free-flowing space between the kitchen and living room or kitchen and dining room. This can instantly make your home feel lighter and more spacious. Plus homeowners love the extra square footage for entertaining with family and friends. Islands are a big trend, as they are an excellent place for entertaining and offer additional storage.

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(Complete kitchen remodel in Highlands Ranch)

#2: Kitchen Cabinets

  • A clean and simple, contemporary look will be popular with homeowners looking to economize and eliminate unnecessary clutter and fussy details that equate to high maintenance and complicated living. There will also be an increase of mixing cabinet colors in the kitchen that was seldom seen before. In addition, you'll see more hidden cabinets for appliances, wine coolers, and trash compactors, as well as specialty storage features such as spice racks, lid drawers, and cutlery dividers.

 

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(Kitchen remodel in Littleton)

#3: Appliances

  • Commercial -style stoves, stainless steel, French door refridgerators, and in -cabinet microwaves and ovens are the hot trend for 2014. Gas and induction cooktops are also "hot" items.

 

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(Complete kitchen remodel in Centennial)

 

#4: Countertops

  • While granite isn't going away and still has many die-hard fans, the new king of countertops is quartz composite, as it's virtually no maintenance. Another option being requested by many homeowners is concrete. It creates a very custom and eye-catching look.

 

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(Complete kitchen remodel in Centennial)

#5: Flooring

  • Hardwood is by far the most trendy flooring for 2014, but many homeowners are going to pre-finished and engineered wood as an alternative. They are durable and more economical, and are also compatible with under-floor heating systems. Other popular options are tile (with under-floor heating), bamboo, and cork.

 

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(Kitchen remodel in Highlands Ranch)

 

#6: Backsplashes

 

Glass is the new backsplash, and it's installed from the countertop to the bottom of the cabinets. There are many great options out there now for glass and even at reasonable prices anymore.



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(Complete kitchen remodel in Littleton)

 

#7: Sinks

 

Goodbye double-sinks, hello deep single-bowl sinks. Although there are endless possibilities with today's sinks, homeowners want large, deep sinks to accommodate their larger pots and pans. Stainless is still popular, but the quartz composities are a great value and a durable option.

 

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(Complete kitchen remodel in Highlands Ranch)

 

#8: Color

 

Charcoal is the new black. 2016 will find this silky color everywhere as it blends the right amount of chocolate, grey, and touches of green.

 

 

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(Kitchen remodel in Littleton)

 

Of course, not all trends are for every homewoner. Decide which parts of your home you'd like to change and be creative with your updates. It's your space, after all, and improving it to your taste is most important. One fast rule remains: make sure the renovation will add value in the long run.

And as always call Doc for the best remodeling project possible!