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The kitchen cupboard and home improvement market is also technology driven, as our propensity for comfort, simplicity, and functionality gains ever greater heights.

While researching some ideas for clients, I came across the following 2 articles relating to Kitchen Trends in South Africa 2016.

The first article that caught my attention was written by Dave Nemeth – Trend Forward owner.

 ​Titled 2016 DÉCOR TRENDS: KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS GET SMARTER

Here is a snippet published about kitchens

KITCHENS: CLEVER AND CLEAN

According to Nemeth, kitchens will be driven by the term ‘the internet of things’ going forward, “where it is not just humans that interact electronically but our environments and appliances too”.

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Dave Nemeth – Trend Forward owner.

“The overriding importance of the cooking space will be less on the aesthetic and more on the functionality. The kitchen area will increasingly communicate with us. For example, fridges, pantries and spice racks will be able notify you via your mobile phone what is running low and add it to your grocery list.

Ovens will be programmed to cook the perfect meal and alert us when the dishes are ready. Screens placed in strategic areas, will allow for immediate access to millions of recipes via voice command and will identify whether you have all the ingredients needed for the recipe.”

Nemeth says that the ‘foodie’ trend made popular through food shows and the Slow Food Movement, will continue with kitchens being used increasingly by all members of the family. “As a result, kitchens in 2016 will continue to be driven more by form than function but we’ll also see tactile elements being introduced. We can expect to see thinner, more durable counter tops made from stainless steels, brass and concrete. In terms of colours, hot trends are brass and copper.”

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The other more pertinent and graphic presentation article is by Karin Beuerlein and H. Camille Smith published at HGTV.COM.

Her article 17 Top Kitchen Design Trends has the following introduction:

Kitchens are undeniably the heart of today's homes so, understandably, you want your kitchen to look its best. Even if you aren't in the market for a total re-do, one or two trendy updates will bring your kitchen into the 21st century.

She lists 17 images with descriptions of which I will present present in a slide format below.

I have shown those I consider to be a very relevant relating to Kitchen Trends in South Africa 2016 .

I trust that you have enjoyed this article and that it may assist you in your kitchen design endeavours

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