• 2016 kitchen trends you need to know about

    by  • January 6, 2016 • Kitchen Ideas

    It’s barely 2016 but we imagine you’re already itching to start another project. New year, new home, right?

    Here are the top 5 trends that will transition your kitchen from 2015 into the sparkling New Year! Whether you’re revamping to keep busy and banish the January blues or looking for a few simple and inexpensive ways to update the kitchen, we have the answers…

     

    white-3It’s not that white ever went out of fashion; it’s just that it’s particularly in fashion right now. Sleek white countertops look good enough to eat off and sit above glossy cupboards and ivory splash back tiles. We hope you bought a selection of cleaning products to go with that new look…

     

    shelvesWe hope you intend to stick to that organisation resolution as another of this year’s hot kitchen trends is open shelving. The no-fuss, organic way of stacking crockery, vases and mugs together takes up far less space than chunky cupboards, but EVERYTHING is on show, remember.

     

    Bar-stoolsLong gone are the romantic notions of daily family dinnertime. With piano, dance and ice hockey practice all on the same night, active families are embracing the bar – a hotspot where all the cool kids hang out. They take up less room, they allow for on-the-go dining and they look pretty damn trendy.

     

    tech2015 may have been the year of the Spiralizer and the Nutribullet but this year’s hot appliances make last year’s look… well, oh so 2015. The new and improved kitchen will have fancy wine chillers with specially programmed temperatures and steam ovens that MUST float at eye level as the ground isn’t cool anymore.

     

    multifunctionYou may put your foot down at the thought of having an office space in your kitchen but most families are embracing the multifunction kitchen area. Sofa spaces, television stations and phone hubs allow the family to relax together in the kitchen whilst getting on with their own thing – may teenagers and parents unite at last!