Case Design/Remodeling – 2016 Trends in Kitchen and Bathroom Design
Case Design/Remodeling Halifax continuously evaluates consumer choices in Halifax, to
stay ahead of the curve and provide the state of art service our customers deserve.
We monitor trends in design styles, product types and materials as evident at trade
shows and specialist supply stores. We share the updates in the world of kitchen
and bathroom construction and renovation, in the interests of better Halifax, Nova
Most kitchen and bathroom projects fall in the $28,000 to $55,000, and $18,000 /
$38,000 price brackets respectively. Buyers of these projects are an eclectic mix of
singles, new and established partners, growing families with young and teenage
kids, and empty nesters able to afford the bathrooms and kitchens they always
How Kitchens Are Trending in 2016
There is a move away from high standards of decoration towards cleaner, simpler
lines with more creative use of colour. This includes worktops zoned in different
materials / tones, lighter / darker cabinetry contrasts, and glowing, wood-effect floors.
The trend towards smaller homes in Halifax, Nova Scotia is continuing to influence
demand for pocket doors, space-saving pullouts, and tilting storage for garbage and
recycling. There is corresponding interest in integral coffee stations, built-in
refrigerators, and wet bars with sinks and running water.
Kitchens are increasingly becoming living space for families. We receive regular
requests for pet dining rooms and daytime beds. Computer stations and mobile
docking / charging stations have become the norm, with breakfast nooks almost a
standard feature now.
Trends in Bathroom Design for 2016
Classic, timeless designs are popular in bathrooms too, with neutral colours
predominating and white baths back in fashion. The prospect of living longer is
causing empty nesters to look ahead and stipulate low or zero-threshold showers, higher
vanities, chair-height water closets, and more grab bars.
Technology is catching up on Halifax bathrooms. We note increased demand for
electric outlets, cabinetry rollouts, floating vanities, and undermounted sinks than
ever before. By contrast, vanity shelves appear to float thanks to a new generation of
Perhaps the biggest change is in the showers, where control panels have become
architectural features gleaming under in-shower lights. Built-in seating and
secondary hand showers add extra touches of luxury. There is a move back to
polished chrome fittings. Most tubs in master bathroom are free standing.