What's Cooking In 2016

Tired of watching yet another awe-inspiring home-makeover show, only to walk into your own outdated kitchen with disappointment and despair? Opting for another night of takeout because you can't stand cooking in cramped spaces? A kitchen makeover can seem daunting and out of reach, but simple updates to cabinets, countertops, and colors can help an old and ignored kitchen feel fresh, fashionable, and, best of all, functional.

The following infographic from The Home Depot gives expert designer Kerrie Kelly's tips on the hottest trends in new cabinets, countertops, colors and accents, and pointers for how to take your kitchen from drab to fab. Kelly's design advice (don't be afraid of color!) as well as warnings against what to avoid (go easy on the patterns), will give you all the latest in kitchen remodel trends. From the light, airy look of white cabinets, to the natural, organic look of elements like limestone and forestry, there is a trendy style for every taste.

And if keeping up with DIY television shows isn't enough reason to get started, we've got three essential reasons for you to roll up your sleeves and get moving on your kitchen renovation. An updated kitchen affects your biggest investment — your home — as well as your quality of life. (Hint: Did you know that 90 percent of people report a greater desire to be home after a remodel?) Read the infographic for more reasons to get started, and visit this remodel planning guide for actionable ideas and advice.

Kerrie Kelly is an ASID certified interior designer and founder of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab. She always has her thumb on the latest home decor design trends, including what's hot in kitchen cabinetry. Visit The Home Depot to see lots of trendy kitchen cabinet options, including those that Kerrie mentions in the infographic.