Kitchen Remodeling Ideas and Trends for 2016


Kitchen remodeling ideas can vary from classic to trendy and everything in between. No matter your taste or budget, there are ways to add new life to your kitchen. Whether you want to reface cabinets for a fresh look or you’d rather install custom kitchen cabinets for optimal organization, you can get the look you desire.

There are a few trends that are taking over kitchen remodeling ideas in 2016. Take a look at our list and see if you feel inspired by what others are doing in their Santa Maria, CA kitchens.

Two-toned kitchen cabinets

Two-toned kitchen cabinets is one of the hottest trends in kitchen remodel ideas for 2016. A kitchen with two-toned cabinets will use one color for upper cabinets and another complementary color for the lower cabinets. Upper cabinets could be painted a soft white or cream and the lower cabinets could be a contrasting deep gray. Incorporate one of the colors into a custom kitchen island to tie it all together. The possibilities are as endless as the paint color choices. Refacing cabinets is one way to achieve this look if you are satisfied with the placement of your cabinets. Custom kitchen cabinets can be made for your kitchen and painted in custom colors to meet your design scheme.

Saying “goodbye” to granite and “hello” to quartz countertops

Granite is still a beautiful option for kitchen countertops, but it requires a bit more maintenance than some homeowners are willing to put forth. Granite typically needs to be re-sealed once a year and is prone to scratches. For a more durable countertop, people love the bold, beautiful look of quartz countertops. They are approximately 94% natural quartz with polyester resins to bind it and pigments to add color. Quartz looks similar to granite and comes in a variety of colors. Quartz countertops are stain-resistant, scratch-resistant, and non-porous. You can see why quartz is king in 2016.

Colorful appliances

You may feel like all you see these days are white kitchens. While that may be the case, there are still plenty of homeowners and designers who are craving a pop of color. That is where bold and colorful appliances find their place. While stainless steel is still popular, bold colors like red, yellow, and cobalt blue are gaining ground. A colorful oven or refrigerator lets you forget that it is a machine and brings a feeling of warmth to your kitchen. Colorful appliances work with any style kitchen, whether it is a cottage style, modern, farmhouse, or even traditional.

Thoughtful storage solutions

Nobody wants a countertop covered with small kitchen appliances, so thoughtful storage solutions are big for 2016. Lower cabinets that can store your large appliances like mixers and food processors are necessary for keeping a tidy kitchen. Easy access to these appliances is also key. Easy-slide drawers and custom kitchen cabinets are best when you want your kitchen design to truly suit your day to day needs. The options for hidden storage are innovative and can be integrated into any kitchen remodeling ideas you have.

New Life Bath and Kitchen understands how big of a project a kitchen remodel can be. We are ready to get started on the best design for your Central Coast, CA home. Check out our portfolio of past projects and give us a call when you are ready for a fresh look in your kitchen.