While the love affair with shaker style cabinetry and the subway tiled splashback in kitchen design is still going strong, there is no denying that variety is the spice of life. Trends appearing for 2016 include thinner stone on our bench tops, brushed platinum tap ware, architectural range hoods and integrated appliances. If you are thinking of renovating your kitchen maybe these images will inspire.
Out with the traditional canopy range hood and in with a more boxed out, architectural range using different finishes to house the mechanics. Black, timber and even gold finishes make a strong statement in any kitchen.
Integrating the dishwasher has been a trend for a long time. I am now seeing more kitchens that are integrating the fridge, microwave and even wall ovens. This streamlining of these working elements works well in both modern and traditional kitchen design.
20mm and 40mm thick stone for kitchen bench tops have been the go-to for at least a decade. Now thin is in. Minimum thickness will depend on your supplier. Caesar stone do supply their product in a 13mm profile, and Silestone offer a 12mm thickness. Neolith is a porcelain bench top product (also known as sintered compact surfaces) and is made of high-density, low-porosity ceramic slab, this product starts at 3mm.
Black and bronze tap ware are readily available and look terrific in both contemporary or designer kitchens. If you still love chrome but would like to change it up just a little, why not try brushed platinum. Perfect for kitchens that are more eclectic in style.