Kitchen & Bath Design Forecast for 2016

Posted on: January 20, 2016

lighted cabinetsWas remodeling one of your New Year’s resolutions? Do your plans include a fresh makeover of the kitchen or bath? Here are some up-and-coming trends that you might want to include in your home.

Lighted cabinets. LED technology makes integrating lighting in cabinets simple, whether it’s under-cabinet lighting or in-cabinet lighting. Adding a little light to the interior of a cabinet can transform a shadowy void into a well-lit place that’s easy to keep organized. And there’s something so elegant about lighted glass cabinetry. Lighted see-through cabinets are the perfect place to showcase favorite pieces, rather than hiding them away.

Integrated appliances. Appliances are disappearing within the kitchen landscape as manufacturers design more compact and efficient models. The front of an integrated appliance has no vents, buttons or other indicators that it is an appliance, so it can blend seamlessly with cabinetry. In some cases, the refrigerator or other appliance may have a false front that matches the other millwork, so it’s impossible to tell which cabinet houses it.

integrated fridge
This kitchen seamlessly integrates a fridge into the cabinetry to the left of the oven.
A pull-out island maximizes space in this kitchen.
A pull-out island maximizes space in this kitchen.


Streamlined surfaces.
When it comes to replacement of countertops in Richardson, TX, thin is increasingly “in” for the kitchen and bath. Slim-profile countertops have been prominent in Europe for a while, and the U.S. market is catching up. Typically measuring about 5-10 millimeters thick, slim counters create a sleek and modern look that aligns well with today’s integrated kitchen concept.

No hardware. The ultimate in minimalism is to get rid of the visual clutter of cabinet drawer knobs and handles. Integrated pulls at the top or bottom of a door or drawer can serve as the handle and the need for hardware no longer exists. This creates a seamless look that highlights the face of the doors.

Mixed materials. Materials used in these area of the home are being mixed, such as wood with stainless steel, and marble with wood. The same goes for mixing glossy surfaces and textures.

Which design elements would you like to incorporate in your home? Don’t hesitate to reach out and share your ideas with Hatfield Builders & Remodelers. We love creating spaces that make a house a home with expert home remodeling services in Highland Park, TX, and surrounding areas. Call (214) 278-6261 today!

 

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