6 Awesome Kitchen Remodeling Idea Trends You Need to Know

6 Awesome Kitchen Remodeling Idea Trends You Need to Know - Sebring ServicesWhether you’re cooking, spending time with family, or simply eating breakfast at the counter before work, you probably spend a lot of time in your kitchen. In fact, a recent study by Houzz found that, on average, people spend 2-3 hours a day in their kitchens. With that much time spent in the kitchen, you deserve to transform it into a room you love!

If you are just starting the process, take a look at KitchenMagic.com’s “5 Steps to Your Dream Kitchen Remodel” for a list of steps to complete your kitchen remodeling design.

If you’re wondering how you can design a kitchen that’s perfect for you and your family, here are six kitchen remodeling trends to try in 2016.

Kitchen Design - What you need to Know

Living Space

One of the overarching trends this year is that the kitchen is becoming more than just a space for cooking. Open plans and technology integration are making kitchens more of a destination room than ever. No longer a separate room, kitchens are merging with family rooms to become the hub of the house.

Many people now watch TV in their kitchens, which means that furniture in or near the kitchen – if the room is open-plan – is a must. Keeping the kitchen space open and integrated with the rest of the house also makes entertaining easy, allowing guests and family members to move about freely without crowding the kitchen.

Our good friends, Hatfield Builders and Remodelers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area have an amazing kitchen portfolio if you are looking for additional design ideas.

Minimalist Style

This year, many people are opting for a clean, minimalist kitchen style. Not only does a minimalist style keep the room looking clean, but it also makes your kitchen easy to navigate. As part of a minimalist style, stainless steel appliances, durable granite or quartz countertops, and furniture with simple lines are all fashionable – and practical – choices.

Need more ideas?  Check out “3 Unique Kitchen Remodeling Projects in Downers Grove” for pictures and ideas.

Creative Storage Options

In line with a minimalist style, creative storage options are becoming more popular than ever. Extra cupboards, drawers, and pull-out shelves are all excellent ways to store kitchen necessities without sacrificing a minimalist aesthetic. Charging and storage stations for electronic devices are also becoming a kitchen staple.

Soft Colors

Expect to see subtle color palates in kitchens this year. Whites and off-whites are becoming popular, along with subtle color pairings in pinks, neutrals, or cool tones. Soft colors add brightness and a sense of cleanliness to the kitchen, and can make the space look larger. To add interest to your color scheme, try experimenting with subtle textures and patterns. This can help you add depth to the kitchen.

Wood Floors

Although hardwood floors are trending this year for kitchen remodeling projects, wood floors are truly a classic style. Aside from being beautiful and easy to clean, wood floors are a great way to add a feeling of warmth to the kitchen. This can be especially important if you’re using a muted color palate but don’t want the kitchen to end up looking clinical or bland. Keep in mind that if you have small children or pets, you’ll want to be sure to choose a wood that won’t scratch easily.  Check an article we wrote: Hardwood Flooring Trends: Our Comprehensive Selection Guide

Prior Influences

This year, many people are looking to previous decades for inspiration. In particular, accents from the eighties, such as backsplashes and metal accents, are being tempered with the simplistic style of the 60s. If you’re looking to prior years for inspiration, feel free to be creative. You don’t need to adhere exactly to the style of a prior decade, but can make changes according to your tastes.

Remember that you’ll be using your kitchen for years to come, so choose a design you love – not just one that’s fashionable! In choosing your kitchen design, it can be helpful to think about how your kitchen design will integrate with the rest of your house.

Are you thinking of remodeling your kitchen this year? Please contact us to find out how we can help you design the kitchen of your dreams!

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  1. Leeshin March 8, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    As the title says, this blog was really awesome. Thank you, the kitchen is the place which indirectly acts as the need of the survival.

  2. Megan Earl July 29, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I’ve been wanting to redo my kitchen for the longest time, and this post gave me some awesome ideas! I’ve always been a huge fan of minimalist styles. I don’t function very well with clutter, so minimalism helps me feel comfortable. I LOVE the idea of getting a granite or quarts counter. I might have to look into that. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kody Loveless October 4, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    My wife really wants to have a white kitchen. I had no idea it was becoming popular this year. My contractor seemed game for a white kitchen. It would be nice to have a nice clean updated kitchen.

  4. Siaosi December 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I would like to be able to get some help in getting my home kitchen remodeling. I would really like to be able to get some help getting my how taken care of. I think it would be nice to get some help getting all the right kind of material.

  5. James Bergman December 8, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I appreciate the tip about getting a wood floor that is hard to scratch. I have kids and a dog. Not a great combination for keeping a floors in good shape, however, hard floors are still worth having because they are so much easier to clean, and if you have kids and pets you will be cleaning a lot.

  6. Jeremy Schopper December 12, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Curious, what vendor(s) do you use for your cabinet doors?

    • Bryan Sebring December 13, 2016 at 10:12 am

      Hi Jeremy, the images shown were from our previous cabinetry vendor, who used multiple suppliers, and we currently solely use Wellborn Cabinetry.

  7. Frank Rowe December 28, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Thanks for sharing this so exciting tips for find kitchen remodeling ideas! Your point is imperative for the beautiful home. I want to be thankful for the way you have put it here.

  8. Leviticus January 16, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Wow! I have never considered how much a kitchen can affect the overall value of a house. It’s true, when I was choosing a home, the kitchen tended to have the most significant impact on my decision. I love the minimalist style stated because I find it to look very modern and neat. They say you should spend your money where you spend your time. Being someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen- maybe it’s time for a renovation!

  9. John February 3, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    This is some really awesome information, thank you for sharing.

  10. Ridley Fitzgerald February 21, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    We want to remodel our kitchen this summer, so thanks for the tips. Our kitchen has been the same for 15 years, so it’s time for a change. We have tile now, but I really like the idea of a wood floor.

  11. Alice Jones April 21, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I like how you included a data chart into your article post. It helped me see how I will prepare for this renovation in the kitchen in an imagery filled way. I think I really like your suggestion of having minimal style in the kitchen. I’ll suggest this idea to my husband.

  12. Leviticus Bennett April 27, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    That’s really neat that kitchen remodels offer as much as a 68% return on investment. They say you should spend your money where you spend your money. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea for me to spend some money to make it a nicer place.

  13. Max Jones June 12, 2017 at 11:09 am

    My wife and I have finally wanted to get started on our kitchen remodeling project, and we’ve been looking for ideas that we could incorporate into our design. I like how you talked about creative storage options being something you could bring in with kitchen remodeling. We’ve accumulated a lot of pots and pans, as well as kitchen appliances over the years, and being able to add storage space to our kitchen with remodeling would be helpful to staying organized! Thanks for the idea!

  14. Braden Bills July 3, 2017 at 11:32 am

    I’m going to be remodeling my kitchen, but I don’t know what to do for it. Minimalist style seems like an interesting thing to shoot for! I like the idea of perfect squares and clean areas. I’ll ask my wife to see what she thinks about it!

  15. Sandra Hexner July 6, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you for all this great information about kitchen remodeling! I really like that you mentioned creative storage will add to the minimalist style that I love. My husband and I want to remodel the kitchen soon to suit both of our needs. He loves stuff and I love a very clean minimalist look. thanks for the tips.

  16. Braden Bills July 19, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I want to make sure that I get my kitchen remodeled properly. It makes sense that I would want to go for a minimalist style. Those are fairly easy to accomplish and they also look fantastic!

  17. Derek Dewitt July 21, 2017 at 10:07 am

    My wife and I just moved into a new house and want to renovate the kitchen soon. I like that you mention how wood flooring can add a feeling of warmth to the kitchen. We’ll have to look into some different types of hardwood floors and make sure the kids don’t scratch it. Thanks for the tips!

  18. Steve August 14, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Your blog is good , I like it because it is very informative and there is lots of information. Thanks for sharing this wonderful blog.

  19. Jems August 30, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Nice article. Thanks.

  20. Jems August 31, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Excellent content.

  21. Braden Bills September 1, 2017 at 10:02 am

    I want to make sure that I get my kitchen remodeled properly. It makes sense that I would want to make sure that I get the right appliances! If I go for a minimalist style, it shouldn’t be too hard to find ones that fit into it.

  22. Rosie Beckett September 9, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I love that wood floors are still such a trend, and I think they always will be. Wooden floors have such a classic look to them, and they won’t ever go out of style. Even if you get tired of the wooden floor you chose, you can always choose another style or finish that will add so much to your home and give you the right amount of change you are looking for!

  23. Skylar Williams September 12, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I’ve been saving up for a while to be able to remodel my kitchen, and I really appreciate these ideas you have provided! I really have liked the minimalist style that people are going for in their kitchens. I agree with you completely that it helps to make it look clean. I’ll be sure to look into some of these countertop options and keep it simple. Thanks for the idea!

  24. Steve Seb October 9, 2017 at 5:46 am

    There are lot’s of designs of kitchen remodeling and I will share your blog with my wife because we are going to build a new home. I know she will definitely like your blog and designs also.

  25. Bobby Saint October 11, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    I like the fact that many people today prefer the minimalist design for their kitchen. I have a small kitchen at home and I plan to redesign it to this specific type. I will make sure to consult with my contractor and ask for his expert opinion on how to go about it. Thanks.

  26. Becca Holton October 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    This actually gave me a wonderful idea of how I want my kitchen to be like. I love that suggestion to keep the space open and integrated with the rest of the house. I’ve constantly got guest coming in and out of my home, so I appreciate ideas that makes entertaining easy.

  27. Madison White November 2, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Thanks for sharing your blog about kitchen remodeling ideas. I totally agree that one of the overarching trends this year is that the kitchen is becoming more than just a space for cooking. Others incorporate kitchen as part of their family room. Our kitchen in the house is well separated from the living room. But since cooking and baking are our part of our bonding activities, I’m thinking of converting my kitchen to more of a living space. I will make sure to find a contractor that can help me execute my ideas for kitchen remodeling.

  28. Taylor Bishop March 16, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Thanks for going over some cool ideas for a kitchen remodeling project. Personally, I really like the idea of having a minimalist style, especially if it can help keep the room looking clean. Not only that, but it seems like it could be a good way to make a room seem more open if there isn’t much there and it’s cleaned properly.

  29. Melissa Caron April 17, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Your style suites my wants in remodeling the kitchen, I really loved this blog very simple ideas yet gives so much inspiring thoughts. Thank you for sharing this wonderful topic, keep it up!.

  30. Simon Liu September 30, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Wow! This blog is very interesting to read. I really like all the ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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