Kitchen Design Trends 2016
The summer months are the best time of the year for kitchen redesigns and to inject it with some much-needed energy and vibrancy before the drab winter months roll back in. Therefore, in this month’s article we’ll be looking at the most alluring trends in kitchen design in 2016.
The Rustic Kitchen
The country look has been making a return to kitchens as of late, with more and more homeowners wanting their urban abode to resemble the countryside atmosphere that can seem so far away nowadays. In order to strike the rustic tone in your kitchen design, there are a number of essential elements you will need to consider incorporating, including:
- Hardwood or stone flooring;
- Trough sinks;
- Open shelving;
- And whether you want to opt for a hardwood dining table (very rustic) or a breakfast bar (not all that rustic).
The great thing about rustic kitchens is their more makeshift nature, giving you more creative licence and freedom to craft the kitchen decor to your tastes and needs. Ebberns offer quality bespoke kitchen designs that can help you to achieve your dream kitchen in this regard.
For those wanting to release their inner chef, a shift towards the gourmet has been seen in British kitchens in the last few years, and in 2016 it is gaining some serious traction. The ultimate gourmet kitchen requires top of the range amenities which you can utilise to prepare and cook your exquisite meals.
A wide floor plan is essential, allowing you to maneuver efficiently in your kitchen during meal preparation as well as actually giving you the space to fill your kitchen with the necessary amenities for a successful gourmet kitchen. These include: a gas heated oven and hob with an extractor fan overhead; smart appliances for the modern touch; soft-close drawers; a spacious fridge and freezer; and a granite worktop to prepare your food upon.
Who knows, once you’ve decked your kitchen out in this gourmet fashion, you may soon end up with your cooking show on BBC One!
The Transitional Kitchen
These are exciting times we live in: things are changing at an ever-growing rate and if we don’t wake up and get our act together soon, we could be left behind. The same goes for our kitchen designs, with many smart appliances and styles hitting the market in recent months that have left a lot of the more traditional, rustic elements of kitchen design in the dust. Some people are reacting to these changing trends by going a little on the conservative side, opting for the rustic trend described at the beginning of this article in a hipster-ish fashion, while others are grabbing the future with both hands. The remainder constitute those opting for a transitional style, one that incorporates both traditional and modern elements in a rather interesting blend.
Casting natural materials against stylish and contemporary smart appliances has been at the forefront of this transitional trend. Granite worktops and traditional sinks work here to complement the modern aspects of the room. More modern and sleek smart appliances you could deck out your kitchen with include such items as a smart fridge that connects to the internet and allows you to monitor its contents from afar, or hi-tech kitchen scales, such as Drop, that connect to your phone or tablet and allow you to effortlessly adjust recipes depending on how much of an ingredient you have. In this way you can create a traditional kitchen aesthetic uncompromised by the utilisation of modern hardware and innovations.
Whatever your tastes may be, Ebberns are here to help. Our expertise in bespoke kitchen design means we can work with you to achieve your ideal kitchen, perfectly suited to your needs. We provide bespoke kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms throughout the Hemel Hempstead and Watford area and beyond.
We also offer an expert plumbing service tailored to your needs, and our 35 years of experience in the field mean that with you can rest assured that, with Ebberns, you’re always in the safest of hands. To find out more, contact our friendly team today.