2016 Interior Design Trends for Kitchens

2016 Interior Design Trends for Kitchens

2016 Interior Design Trends for Kitchens are more than just white counter tops, white cabinets and white walls.  They are about you and what you like. Today there are many beautiful choices in cabinets, counter tops, backsplashes, appliances. hardware, sinks, faucets, flooring, window treatments, flooring, lighting and more. As you can see, there are many decisions to be made. A professional interior designer can help you with many of these items. 

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 It is a good idea to have a professional interior designer help you with these selections. 

Cabinets can be made of many types of woods and the stain or paint selections are almost limitless. Cabinets can be made to reach the ceiling or at a lower height. Other items such as a family message center can also be planned for your busy kitchen area, as well as decorative accessories, such as a clock or plants.

Many new kitchens are embracing simple traditional designs in their cabinetry. Some traditional kitchens will have a slightly cleaner look and feeling with bold lines and less fussy details.

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Countertops come in a large variety of materials, such as granite, cement, quartz, stainless steel, wood, corian, tile, and more.  Each of these counter materials have their own set of pros and cons.  Your interior designer can help you choose a countertop material that is just right for you.

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Countertops on opposite walls should not be more than 8 feet apart.  If there is more room than that, there is probably enough room for a kitchen island to be between the 2 counters.  

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One 2016 interior design trend for kitchens is the use of two islands. In this kichen we used two islands and a raised counter for bar stools. You can also see that we emulated the shape of the counter top into the ceiling above the islands.

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Some people like to have bar stools or counter stools at their kitchen island so that someone can grab a drink or a quick meal there.  It is important that the stools are big enough to be comfortable.

Floating shelves are becoming more popular.  They can be used to set up a small bar for coffee or drinks or can be used to display dishes.  

There are many interesting  pendant lights to use over a kitchen island.  They can be formal or informal, rustic or elegant, it all depends on what kind of kitchen style you want. 

Many homeowners want state-of-the-art appliances, such as a built- in coffee makers, steam ovens and wine coolers. Some include built- in pizza ovens in their custom kitchens.

There is now a professional 30″ French-door electronic convection single wall oven from Monogram.  It has distinctive details such as hand-polished edges and exceptional interior lighting.  

Another important part of having a great kitchen is to have it organized. Here is a great article on organizing your kitchen 19 Surprising Ways on How To Organize Your Kitchen”.

It is so important to have a professional interior designer help you with your kitchen design.  Call on an interior designer to do the details, such as decorative back splash, wallcoverings, window coverings, and furnishings, such as barstools, china cabinet, dinette table and chairs, etc. 

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Michael Foran
michael@foraninteriordesign.com