Transitional Style is Top Trend for 2016 Kitchen Remodels



The National Kitchen & Bath Association announced at its annual conference last week that transitional kitchens are currently the top kitchen design. Trends that the NKBA expects to see in kitchens in 2016 include:

  • Transitional style
  • Gray, white and off-white cabinets
  • Pull-outs, tilt-outs and tilt-ins for storage space
  • Wood flooring
  • Quartz and granite countertops
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Built-in coffee stations and wet bars
  • Pocket doors
  • Special pet spaces
  • Docking and charging stations

Along with the three most popular kitchen styles — transitional, traditional and contemporary — industrial and farmhouse kitchens are becoming favorable. The kitchen designs hold a different charm, but have all proved to be functional.

The NKBA discovered neutral colors are still preferred in kitchens, but using two or more colors has increased since 2015. This includes using multiple colored cabinets or choosing a separate material for the countertop rather than matching the surrounding counter space. By following this trend, people are adding multiple textures and colors that attract attention in the kitchen.

Outdoor kitchens continue to be a growing trend, specifically in the Southeast United States. The outdoor entertainment areas have caught on with those seeking to integrate nature and cooking together.

Not only are homeowners spoiling themselves with their kitchens, but pets are benefitting as well. Special storage space for pet food and toys, feeding stations or under-counter crate areas are often preferred in the pet lovers’ home.

As trends change over time, we are seeing one thing in particular: homeowners are being met with more options to make their kitchens efficient and attractive at the same time. We look forward to seeing the kitchen designs of 2016.

Learn more about Transitional Kitchen styles.

Category: 2016 Home Remodeling Trends
Tags: transitional pull-outs tilt-outs wood flooring outdoor kitchens coffee stations

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