Guest Writer EA Renovations Ltd. provides their take on the tops trends in kitchens for our Coquitlam Real Estate Blog.

A renovated kitchen will not only transform the look of that space but will also have a positive impact on the value of your home. Vancouver home and kitchen renovation contractors EA Renovations give their take on the top trends in Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Vancouver kitchens.

The kitchen is the center of every home.  In 2016, this space is truly going to be the heart of your living place due to the prominence of elegant and sophisticated design ideas and trends.  If you are considering upgrading or remodelling your kitchen, what trends should you look for that are worthy of your budget, time and effort? Here are some top trends in your kitchen for 2016 to keep in mind. 

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Colours, Patterns and Textures

What could be a better way to express your personality in the kitchen than with colours? The current trend in this year is matching and mixing colours for a more personalized appearance. Make use of contrasting colours such as white on top and dark grey below to give emphasis to your kitchen cabinets. Highlighting your island with a contrasting colour can give an elegant look to your kitchen space.

Custom black lines, bold patterns and colours will be highly appreciated in 2016. Now, this is a trend that speaks for your personality, so make sure to use something neutral if you are not sure about going for an extreme design. You can also experiment with textures, not being a conformist. Try to use the same texture for various designs.

Well Lit Cabinet and Drawers

The right lighting in a luxury kitchen can make everything shine. Vancouver homeowners won’t be settling for ceiling lights and table lamps to illuminate their kitchen in 2016. Low voltage light tape strips can be used to accent below, above and inside cabinets and drawers. These lighting trends can perfect ambiance and depth to highlight the details in your kitchen. 

Mixed Countertop Materials

As one of the largest kitchen surfaces, countertops can create a powerful design statement.  With such a vast selection of countertop materials to choose from such as metal, granite, marble, quartz, glass, wood chopping blocks and many other materials, mixing components is easy to do.  Complementing a marble countertop with wood has a comfortable feel. Complementing a granite or quartz countertop with glass can be striking. Glass countertop come in multiple textures and colours, and can be laid in your kitchen for stunning results. 

Black Appliances

Black appliances are making a comeback. Although kitchen colour trends are dominated by whites and off-whites, increasing popularity in grey, black and sleek kitchen appliances is bringing a classic and modern look in 2016. KitchenAid black stainless steel line offers a softer, warmer alternative to traditional stainless steel. Its sleek appearance features a satin texture handle and it’s fingerprint resistant. There are numerous collections introduced by various companies that provide a striking contrast into conventional appliances. Introduction of latest electronic technology including touch electronic controls with black flat panel doors and a sleek frameless black exterior complemented with brushed steel handles is going to be a classy trend in 2016.

Tech Savvy Appliances

What if your oven could text you to notify you that you just finish cooking your dinner? In 2016 if you decide to purchase a smart appliance this could happen. Ovens are becoming Wi-Fi enabled and by simply downloading an app, you can turn on your oven, turn off your oven and enable notifications to let you know when your food is done cooking. Refrigerators are also coming out with mobile apps, so you can monitor the temperature settings while enjoying your coffee on your couch.  Automated appliances in your kitchen will also help maximize the energy efficiency. 

Striking Hood Ranges

Metal hoods play a dominant role in kitchen aesthetics. In 2016, you will see wood mantel hoods are being replaced with metal hood especially if you have a neutral kitchen colour. If you are looking for a burst of colour, a metal hood can provide this and be beautiful feature of your kitchen.

The most important trend in kitchens – they are becoming a central attraction of your home. So you should streamline your kitchen design to match the adjacent rooms with a consistent accent. Today’s home is all about personalized luxury and should be a reflection of your personality, taste and style.

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Kitchen changes and Coquitlam and Vancouver renovations starts with an idea.  EA Renovations will work you to bring your ideas of a dream kitchen to life. From the initial concepts and designing phase to selecting colours, cabinets, fixtures and appliances we will be there guiding you through the process.  If you have any questions about kitchen renovations or trends, be sure to message EA Renovations, a Vancouver construction and renovation company.