Top 6 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas and Trends in 2015 – 2016

With the Spring just around the corner, you are probably considering other important interior remodeling upgrades that can be completed during the upcoming warm season. And if you are, then undoubtedly, upgrading your kitchen is high on that priority list, especially because your kitchen is the place where family and friends can get together and enjoy each others company during the beautiful season and year-round, really! Well, let me share you the top six kitchen ideas to help inspire and ignite your own imagination! 😉

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You can follow and implement any of these ideas to achieve the look and functionality you desire in a kitchen. A successful kitchen remodel can bring a great deal of satisfaction and joy, while also helping increase the value of your home by a good margin. Not only that, properly planned and executed kitchen remodeling upgrades can also allow for a better utilization of existing space, while offering an improved storage capacity.

1. Concealment of Appliances

Newly remodeled Kitchen with a french farmhouse theme


Concealment of appliances is one of the newer kitchen remodeling trends that you can try. It has become quite popular over the years thanks to many advantages. Concealed appliances offer an artistic way of saving space. Not only do they improve functionality in your kitchen, but they help better organize and de-clutter your kitchen. Hidden appliances, when revealed, are also interesting and will create a lot of attention and wow your guests! 🙂

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Good examples of concealed appliances include steam ovens, warming drawers, and built-in coffee centers. With built-in coffee centers, you can get a customized cup of coffee with just one press of a button! 😉

built-in coffee center


2. Color Trends For Appliances

Certain colors of appliances will maintain their title as the most favored choice for the finish of kitchen appliances. Stainless steel is one of them, and it has been a common choice for over a hundred years now. Its popularity comes from the fact that it has a universal appeal and a shiny appearance, which is often associated with luxury. It also provides a more sterile surface than the others.

Modern Kitchen with stainless steel appliances

Another favored color is black. It offers a more formal, yet contemporary appearance and it will surely go with any style. Other colors that you may want to choose are beige, gray, and cream.

3. Cabinets

Maple cabinetry seems like it is going to be among the most favorite options this year. Different shades of white or off-white hues make good finishes, or you can go for dark natural finishes. Finishes that are either light natural or color painted are trendy as well.

traditional kitchen with maple cabinets and colorful pendant lights

There is a variety of trendy styles of cabinets available for you to choose from. There are floating units, cabinets with touch-latch doors, systems that are hidden behind sliding doors, and cabinets with innovative surfaces, such as semi-translucent glass, bamboo, and aluminum.

black cabinets and stainless steel appliances

4. Countertops

Countertops with custom touches, such as marble pastry slab inserts and wooden butcher blocks, will be a big hit in 2016. Some homeowners even embed concrete with metal and glass bits.

An elegant butcher block insert

Choosing renewable and recycled materials over natural stone, marble and quarts are a great option for those who want to cut down on maintenance. Some of the recycled materials that you can use are laminate and paper.

5. Illumination

Light fixtures are also in the top five. You can use accent lighting to draw attention to kitchen decorations like glassware, dishware, and frames. If you simply want decorative light fixtures, you can go for sconce lighting. They spill the light upward or sideways and form attractive backdrops. If you want to brighten the kitchen island and improve its functionality, then go for bigger decorative fixtures.

old school kitchen with creative accent lighting

Transitional Styles

How about a tasteful combination of traditional and modern?

Transitional Kitchen

Inspiration source: Jim McVeigh