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Kitchen Cabinet Trends for 2016

Kitchen Cabinet Trends for 2016

All home remodeling trends come and go, but when you’re talking about the most trafficked room of the house, some say the heart of the home, it’s vital to know what others are doing in case you ever decide to sell.

People think cabinets are the most expensive part of remodeling your kitchen, but they’re not. They ARE the first thing your eye is drawn to when walking into a kitchen, though. That means cabinets have a big impact on both your kitchen’s appearance and the value of your home.

We have put together a few 2016 cabinet trends.

1. Personal Cabinets

We all like to put our own personal spin on our cabinets, many homeowners are adding cabinet styles, colors and functions that fit their needs and desires. No one wants cookie cutter cabinets anymore. People want personalization and tailored designs.

2. Grey Is the New White

Gray has become the most popular of the neutral shades in cabinet design because it pairs well with other neutral paints and many stains. VRimg File Description =Attributes= Version: 1.3 Compressed: true Resolution { width: 3400 height: 1887 pixelAspectRatio: 1 } Render Region { renderRegion: false xmin: 0 ymin: 0 width: 3400 height: 1887 } Regions Info { regWidth: 32 regHeight: 32 whatsXY: MaxSize } Camera Info { transform: matrix projection: perspective aperture: 36 fov: 40.8937 targetDistance: 326.202 nearRange: 0 nearClip: 100 farClip: 1000 focalLength: 48 fNumber: 4 } Scene { renderTime: 5184365 name: "grayshaker04.max" } =Channels= Alpha (float3) RGB color (float3) VRayDiffuseFilter (float3) VRayExtraTex_VRayDirt (float3) VRayGlobalIllumination (float3) VRayGlobalIllumination2 (float3) VRayLighting (float3) VRayRawGlobalIllumination (float3) VRayRawLighting (float3) VRayRawReflection (float3) VRayReflection (float3) VRayRefraction (float3) VRaySampleRate (float3) VRaySpecular (float3) VRayWireColor (float3)

3. Contrasting Light and Dark

For a great cabinet design and tile backsplash to work they need have a good contrast. A new trend for 2016 is a darker stain on the cabinets with a light backsplash tile that shadows it. A great way to make this design work is by adding Vasi Chose Ceasarstone “Blizzard” for the countertops and using a glass mosaic backsplash that combines milky white and eggplant colors with a mirrored tile.

Keeping the cabinets in a dark finish may worry some homeowners because they think it will make the kitchen look smaller when, in fact, it creates a dramatic look that works well if the backsplash is kept light or white to balance the light and dark in the space.

4. Maximize Kitchen Storage

Kitchen storage is always an issue with homeowners whose kitchens are short on space. Wi†h all the new designs available today, finding storage has become a lot easier. Swing-out units bring items into full view, and shelves organize cooking gear to keep everything neatly stacked. Pull Out Pantries make the most of the awkward space and bring the cabinet contents into full view.

For your next kitchen remodel make sure you utilize your cabinet design to its fullest potential.

 

Kelli Laufer
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Kelli works at Cornerstone Builders, where she writes blogs that provide remodeling content advice. She loves all social media outlets and platforms. In her free time, she enjoys keeping up on the latest fashions and daydreaming about where to travel next.