The Top 8 Kitchen Design Trends in 2016

The kitchen has evolved from its pragmatic existence to the versatile hub of the home. Whether you’re looking for a complete overhaul or a simple spruce to liven up the space, look to the kitchen trends of 2016 to blend elegant functionality with your unique taste.

1. Muted color palette

Cottage White Kitchen

Muted colors in a cottage white kitchen. Photography by Steve Larkin

Trying to choose between trendy and timeless? Well, fret no more, because timeless kitchen design is now trendy. Muted colors and neutral palettes will reign over cabinets and backsplashes while lighter wood tones will dominate this year. Don’t take our word for it — even Pantone agrees. Rose Quartz and Serenity, Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year, among other muted colors, will bring a softer and more tranquil tone to your home. Continue reading

How To Combine the Kitchen with the Living Room

A smaller home will often blur the lines between rooms, leading many homeowners to present rooms as if they were a combined unit. If you live in an apartment or studio, you know all too well how your kitchen and living room are blended together. There can be some aesthetic and functional restrictions when designing, but Nest&Home is here to make sure you’re able to craft a perfect space.

Living room design rendering

Designed and render by Vu Dang Khoi (CC)

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Kitchen Trends to Steer Clear Of in 2016

Now is always a perfect time to remodel different spaces in your home, from the bedroom to the office. New interior design trends are becoming rapidly and wildly popular, but there are quite a few that you need to steer clear of. This is the Nest&Home guide to kitchen trends to avoid in 2016

Digital Rendering of Kitchen Design

Rendering courtesy Steve Larkin of Apex Marino Kitchen.

1. Ignoring Functionality

It’s easy to get hung up on the look of the tile or the finish of the wood, and forget to check if the kitchen is hindering itself. Make sure your cabinets can be open at the same time as the dishwasher, or that your island isn’t taking up too much room.
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7 Kitchen Remodeling Must-Knows

If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen soon, you’re likely studying the latest trends, comparing prices, and thinking you’re going to have to spend a whole lot of time and money to have a beautiful and functional space. That’s not true, because as long as you know how to remodel, you’ll be able to make something perfect. Nest&Home is here to make sure you can build a kitchen that’s perfect for your home.

1. Maximize Walkway Space

Homeowners everywhere understand that the kitchen requires a lot of space if you want to cook comfortably. Pathways in the kitchen should be at least 42 inches wide in a one-cook area. 48 inches of space is ideal if you want to cook with someone in a two-cook space. This means adjusting your island so that you can have enough room to perfect your culinary skills.



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