What's trending in kitchens and baths in 2016?
Can you believe that it's already September?! Where does the time fly? If you're thinking about a kitchen or bathroom makeover before the holidays, then you will want to get the scoop for all the trends coming in 2016 so that your project doesn't look dated before you even start it.
Clean, contemporary lines are still on trend for 2016. White, shaker style cabinets are still the top trend, but gray is the new white in many cases. Combining cabinet colors is a great look. You might think about white cabinets on the perimeter of your kitchen and adding some pizazz with a gray or stained island.
Quartz still continues to be the number one surface for countertops. It's beauty and easy maintenance are the key factors in this material's popularity. There are many different manufacturers of Quartz. Included are: Cambria, Zodiaq, Silestone, Cambria, Viatera by LG, Radianz by Samsung, Hanstone, Color Quartz, Pental, etc, etc., etc. The colors are only limited to your imagination. Clean edge details are the way to go. Consider an eased mitred edge for the cleanest look. You can get a square, stacked edge detail for the same look, but keep in mind that some colors will show the line where the edge is put together unless you go with a mitred edge. The extra cost may be worth it.
It's always best to keep your colors neutral and then personalize the space by adding accessories with pops of color. Burgundy and jewel tones are a great color with classic white or gray cabinets.
For bathrooms, function and easy maintenance is what it's all about. Corian showers with a Corian pan along with Corian countertops with integrated sinks is a beautiful and virtually maintenance free way to get the look you want in your bathroom. Marble-like colors like Raincloud, Witch Hazel, and Arrowroot look like marble, but you won't have to worry about the high-maintenance of marble. Also, Corian pans can be custom made to fit just about any dimension.
Just remember that the holidays are the busiest time of year for most contractors. So if you are thinking about getting that project on your wish list done before the holidays, you better get started!