When we think of remodelling kitchens, giving them a fresh new look, making them more user friendly and turning them into the real heart of the home, here are a few ideas for you to consider on what is currently trending worldwide for kitchens 2016. Time for you to restyle your space!
Gone are the days of cramped individual rooms… start broadening your horizons and start thinking open plan.
Open Plan Kitchens
This is an ideal kitchen for those who love socialising and being a part of the daily goings-on whilst cooking up a dream in the kitchen. It centralises the kitchen and gives you the space to entertain guests while you’re cooking.
From breakfast bars to islands, you are spoiled for choice, because an open floor plan gives you the flexibility in terms of space and means you won’t miss out on anything or feel isolated as you slave over the pots.
Think photo perfect gloss
A super glossy, futuristic look, is absolutely striking against a dark or neutral palette. From cherry reds to limes, pure whites to deep berry tones, the sky is truly the limit when it comes to choice. High gloss also ensures that your kitchen remains spotless, because nothing shows up quicker than messes or smudges on high gloss, so you won’t miss that elusive spot.
Old style new style
Contemporary Country – Rustic and refined merge in a fresh, functional kitchen
When people hear the term “country style,” they often dismiss it as dated, picturing lacy curtains, chunky oak furniture, and overly sweet motifs. The trick is to preserve the elements that made that style popular in the 1980s and early ’90s—a sense of welcome, a relaxed air, and a collected approach—while combining them with today’s cleaner, less overwrought aesthetic.
For those with discerning tastes, the new country kitchen is a modern day feast for any vintage or traditional kitchen lover. Pair soft pastels like duck egg blue, mints or pale lemons with darker, richer woods like mahogany or walnut for a contemporary contrast.
Country style whispers of years of wear and use. Blend lightly blemished woods, painted surfaces, and metals to lend an air of history and antiquity. Keep accessories uncomplicated and unfussy. Pottery, creamware, ironstone and other dishware feel on point, as do graphic baskets (not too many) and seagrass or sisal rugs. Other good bets include wildflowers massed in a pitcher, a work of folk art hanging on the wall, and an antiqued mirror or two.
Still very much sought after, metallic kitchens aren’t running out of steam any time soon. To bring this trend up to date, opt for brushed steel as opposed to the shinier versions of late. Offset the shine with a matte or block dark colour to really show off the finish.
Storage is king
As the home of appliances, cookware and every specialty gadget under the sun, the kitchen is and always will be a perplexing place to organize. The never-ending accessories and endless food cans, boxes and bags easily fill up every nook and cranny, especially in a not-so-big kitchen.
Utilising the space in your kitchen is something that many people struggle with, but next season there will be many appliances and kitchens that are built with space in mind. From drawers opening at the touch, to hidden cupboards, multi use appliances and more, cramming everything into 3 tiny cupboards is a thing of the past!
If you have room for a larger rolling kitchen cart, then you know the pleasures of having mobile storage. But don’t discount the helpfulness of smaller rolling storage shelves and carts that can fit in weird nooks, be pulled out when needed and pushed away when finished with.