Kitchen Remodeling Trends for 2016

As licensed general contractors, we provide all types of home renovation services to our clients, but kitchen remodeling is one of the most popular types of projects that we frequently encounter.  With many people having a unique relationship with their kitchens, it’s incredibly important that a new kitchen design fits its homeowners.  One of the questions that we’re often asked is how to come up with new kitchen renovation ideas.  We thought it would be a good idea to show off some of the latest kitchen remodeling trends to give our customers some ideas.

Top Kitchen Remodeling Trends of 2016

Transitional Kitchens

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While open concept kitchens have been popular for quite some time, certain homeowners who live in older homes may not be quite ready to tear down walls to provide an open concept kitchen.  With a transitional kitchen you can have a functional kitchen area with a spot for dining, which then transitions into a living room and possibly even an outdoor space.

White or Gray Cabinets

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According to a 2014 Houzz Kitchen Remodeling Survey, 49% of those surveyed indicated they owned white cabinets.  This survey obviously shows that white is the most popular kitchen cabinet color around the country.

While white is still the most popular, gray is quickly climbing the ranks for those looking for a more neutral look.

Ingenious Kitchen Cabinet Storage

There’s no denying that everyone could use a bit more storage.  Since the kitchen is one of the most used areas in a home, it can occasionally become cluttered and unsightly.  General contractors like Prince & Sons are turning to a variety of clever storage options including:

  • Freestanding pantries
  • Rollout trash cans
  • Versatile corner cabinets
  • Pantries that are freestanding
  • Hidden docking stations to charge electronic devices
  • Built in cutting boards

These are just a few of the many storage options that we can help you implement in your upcoming kitchen renovation.

Quartz Countertops

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While granite countertops are still popular among our clients, quartz is also gaining in popularity.  Quartz countertops are resistant to heat and nonporous making them resistant to scratches and spills.

Beautiful Tile Backsplashes

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Another way to really dress up the look of your kitchen is with a tile backsplash.  With a variety of natural stone options you can really make your backsplash a major focal point within your kitchen.

Hardwood Flooring


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As kitchens are some of the most highly trafficked areas in a home, hardwood flooring is becoming more prevalent in these areas because of its durability.  Even though hardwood flooring is more expensive than tile or vinyl, it lasts much longer, which is a benefit to those looking for long-term savings.

Farmhouse Sinks

Apron sinks, or farmhouse sinks are becoming extremely popular in kitchen remodeling projects, regardless of style.  These sinks become a great focal point and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials including stainless steel, porcelain and even copper.

Are the Kitchen Remodeling Ideas Beginning to Flow?

We hope this blog of kitchen remodeling trends for 2016 has sparked some creative ideas for your next kitchen renovation project.  Give our team of general contractors a call today at 919-383-0888 to setup a free consultation to discuss your needs.