Friday, 18 December 2015

Kitchen Trends for 2016

Kitchen Trends for 2016 - Kitchens Direct NI

1. Personalised Kitchen Units - Personalised and tailored Kitchen Units are right on Trend for 2016 with many homeowners adding styles and functions to fit their lifestyle needs within the design for the families New Kitchen.

Kitchen Unit manufacture has evolved from the standard ‘off the shelf’ options to the made to measure personalised units. As every unit made by Kitchens Direct NI is only manufactured to order every customer receives handmade units made to fit their kitchen. This gives each customer to opportunity to have units designed to store everything used in their kitchen.





2. Clean Lines and Subtle Design - Two dominant trends for Kitchen Units in 2016 are clean lines and subtle designs. To ensure design flexibility Kitchen Door Styles have become simpler using clean lines. As the modern style continues to grow in popularity, clean lines and subtle designs make ideal sense for anyone installing a new kitchen.
3. Shaker Style - Shaker style cabinets have remained in vogue for years. At first glance, some associate shaker as a plain, square design that doesn’t leave much room for imagination. However there are now many more attractive versions of the shaker.
By using premium quality wood, with its simple design, shaker cabinets let the wood or material do the talking.
4. White, Gray & Neutral Colours - Along with the clean line theme, white kitchen cabinets are still quite popular, but gray, along with other neutral colours have began to set up shop.
Many homeowners are opting for refined neutral colours and earthy tones that work well with a variety of design elements. These colours not only provide a sense of warmth, but give you more design freedom to add bold colours elsewhere, providing a seamless blend throughout the house.
5. Functional Design - Every aspect of the home needs to casually blend function and design. One should never have to sacrifice one for the other, especially with today’s design improvements across the home. Luckily, kitchen cabinet designers have taken this to heart and created kitchen cabinets that not only look beautiful, but accommodate your needs for better storage, organisation and access.
Smart homeowners are utilising every inch of space when it comes to their kitchen cabinets. Don’t neglect the space above your cabinets, below your cabinets, between your cabinets or in those tight corners. A few ways to employ some of these spaces are:
Install a toe-kick drawer under your lower cabinets.
Add containers or extra drawers above your upper cabinets.
Install pullout shelving.
Install a Lazy Susan in your corner cabinet (helps with your back).
6. Horizontal Orientation Cabinetry - Squares and vertical rectangles are still the preferred designs for kitchen cabinets, but there is a rise in horizontal cabinetry. As cabinets get wider, there is less of a need to stack cabinets (if you have enough storage). This not only makes access much easier, but gives your kitchen a cleaner, more refined look.
If you’re looking for more organization, you can also add drawer inserts to declutter all those pots, pans and numerous other kitchen utensils you have.
7. High-Tech Cabinet Options - We live in a new world where we are always connected and kitchen designers have taken that to heart. As a result, many homeowners are adding a tech perspective to their kitchen cabinets such as built-in charging stations, hands-free functionality and tablet holders. These additions, along with other innovative kitchen additions, have made living in the 21st century that much easier.
Conclusion
Trends are trends because more and more people agree it is the right way to go. However, personalized cabinets and kitchens will never go away. You must feel comfortable in your own kitchen and as such, install kitchen cabinets that feel right to you and only you.

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