When you walk into a kitchen, your eyes are naturally drawn towards the cabinetry. Since many would agree that the kitchen is the heart of the home, it's a smart idea to be "in the know" of what other Longwood homeowners are doing in the event that you ever do decide to sell.
Having been a part of the custom home building industry for over 4 decades, we can tell you that kitchen cabinetry has not changed as much over the years as other key components of the kitchen, such as counter-tops and finishes. However, we have seen a few dominant trends emerge, which will pave the way for what we can expect to see in kitchen cabinetry for 2016:
If you're going through the custom home building process, you naturally want to design a home that meets all of your specific needs. This is especially true in the kitchen where homeowners are adding cabinet styles, colors, and functions that best meet their taste preference and lifestyle needs.
Cabinet companies are now offering a plethora of options for homeowners to personalize their space that kitchen cabinetry options as a whole have become more affordable and design-friendly.
With function being a priority for most homeowners personalizing their kitchens, here are some 2016 trends to be on the lookout for:
- Upper cabinets to the ceiling
- Furniture trim finishes at floor level eliminating toe kicks
- Pullout shelving
- Flush frame designs
2. Clean Lines and Subtle Design
We're seeing the kitchen design trends in many Longwood custom homes becoming much more clean and simple. Whether you're building a custom home or giving your existing kitchen an update, opting for cabinetry that uses simple, clean lines will help to ensure design flexibility in the long run.
This clean-lined, modern kitchen pairs especially well with black and white. Most design experts would agree that the contrast that the black and white colors give each other yields way to a clean, sleek, and visually appealing design.
If your style preference is more rustic, introducing kitchen cabinetry with clean lines can help to create a more transitional look too.
3. Shaker Style Cabinetry
This style dates back to the 1800s, and the way we typically see this style today is a white painted wood door that offers a square picture and a simple recessed center. It's a very basic design that puts the wood front and center.
Aside from white, popular color choices for shaker cabinetry include gray and neutral colors. This is because neutral color choice for cabinetry will typically give homeowners the design freedom to go bold in other areas of the home.
Having successfully completed more than 500 projects in Central Florida, we are well-versed with custom home building trends. Please contact us at Empire Custom Builders to learn more about 2016 design trends to be on the lookout for.