The 5 Big Kitchen Renovation Trends for 2016


The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home and should be functional, modern and in line with your personal style. Starting kitchen renovations in your Christchurch home can be exciting, but there are many things to consider before picking up the tools yourself. Check out our brief list of some New Zealand’s top kitchen trends for some inspiration.

High Contrast Colours

Using opposing colours and bright accent colours can really make the kitchen stand out from the rest of the home. With the right contrasting colour scheme, your architectural kitchen joinery can look pristine and modern.

An Open Floor Plan

An open floor kitchen plan has been a popular choice in Christchurch for a while now, and it’s not going to change anytime soon. The best thing about an open floor plan is that it is inviting to guests and allows families to use the space in multiple ways while remaining connected. A kitchen with an open floor plan makes it easier to supervise the kids while cooking and makes entertaining simple.

New Textures

Textured building materials such as honed stone and wood have become popular choices in kitchen joinery for a variety of reasons. These materials are great at hiding fingerprints and smudges, making them simpler to maintain than shiny surfaces like granite and stainless steel. These options add a natural look and tie together finished materials for a more cohesive design.


As New Zealanders become more aware of their effects on the environment, they are beginning to demand more eco-friendly building options. Fitting a kitchen with flooring and countertops made from recycled materials is stunning and environmentally conscious. While these materials may cost more upfront, they will last longer and look better.

For advice and help with kitchen renovations in Christchurch, you can call on our team at Xtreme Joinery. Visit us at to schedule a consultation and get a free quote.


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