If you’ve got a kitchen renovation project in mind for next year, you might be interested in the 8 trends most likely to take off in 2016:
Vintage touches. For those who want a more homely, individual kitchen, there is good news – charming vintage kitchens with quirky, colourful pieces and retro-style gadgets will be in fashion in a big way next year.
Porcelain worktops. What on earth are porcelain surfaces? If you haven’t heard of them yet, you are very likely to in 2016. Kitchen designer Graeme Metcalf is predicting that these high density surfaces, with their low porosity and a higher resistance to heat, flames and stains, will really take off next year.
Added texture in minimalist designs. The sleek, white minimalist kitchen has been hugely popular in modern homes, and it’s not a trend that’s going away anytime soon. However, experts are predicting that this high-end look will subtly evolve next year, in the form of extra texture on walls, floors and surfaces – making use of a range of different tactile materials and patterns – adding depth and interest to the look.
Open plan kitchens. One of the main trends that came out of a recent Grand Designs Live tour was the popularity of open plan kitchens. If you have the space, you can create a central kitchen feature giving you all the room and flexibility you need to enjoy a family space or entertain friends.
Geometric motifs. From floor tiles to splashbacks, geometric patterns are expected to dominate 2016’s kitchens, in a range of styles from the traditional to the strikingly modern and edgy.
More metallic. 2015’s love of metallic touches in kitchens is set to continue into the new year, with copper cooker hoods and brass pendant light fittings remaining more popular than stainless and brushed steel.
Disappearing kitchens. A rarer trend amongst those with lots of cash to splash in 2016 is the concept of the ‘disappearing kitchen’. A handful of kitchen companies are designing blocks of units that slide back into a wall cavity or are hidden by sliding doors. This gives those with less space (or those who don’t want the functional part of their homes dominating its aesthetics) the chance to hideaway their kitchens and create one large entertaining space.
Super, clever storage. This is a common problem in modern kitchens, especially if you have a lot of gadgets and gizmos. The good news is that kitchen manufacturers and designers are getting a lot smarter with their storage solutions, and 2016 will see innovative, bespoke and tailored storage options implemented into kitchens.
Whatever style or trend you’d like to emulate in your new kitchen next year, make sure you always get it fitted by an experienced and reputable professional like A&J Kitchens.