Every house needs a kitchen that is savvy, yet homely, creating reminiscences of bread broken together and appreciation for a good meal shared with friends and family.
The current trends in Kitchen remodelling
The current trends veer towards more earthy, minimalistic and automated kitchen. Natural light and spacious appearance with some smart designs helps add roominess to constrained kitchens.
- Easy access and open kitchen
Wall-to-wall kitchen shelves are passé, open shelves are in. Along with a roomy appearance for the kitchen, you can show off the lovely kitchen accessories and cutleries. Added perk is the convenience of easily reaching out for what is wanted.
- Ergonomic interiors and clever use of space
You can fit the cooking range, refrigerator and assorted accessories such as chopping board in to the walls and platforms. Ergonomic design lends to clever storage using corner cabinets, pull-out cabinets, rollout trash bins, multi-tiered drawers and built-in chopping blocks. Thus, there is more room for movement and everything is within reach to pick up and put back while you are cooking.
- Of stones, tiles and paint jobs
Quartz countertop remains the hot favourite and subway tiles are newly trending for the walls. Floor-to-ceiling cover with raw, dark grout tiles lends a rustic look. Patterned tiles with mosaic or textures can also be spotted between kitchen cabinets and countertops. A hearty mix of patterned and subway tiles to create a contrast also works. Using fluorescent colors such as lime yellow, or the heaty blue, can enhance the natural lighting and leave you feeling fresh. Steel is a reflective surface and also improves kitchen lighting.
- Earthy and automated
Use of raw, unpolished wood for building cabinets, cutting boards and even table tops can be seen widely. Installation of forest elements, placing potted plants creates a natural look and feel. Renewable, recycled, energy efficient products will add the “green touché” and help you curtail expenses.
Technological advances in the kitchen too such ashands-free faucets, automatic lighting, French doorwall oven, compact wine storage unit and bottle wash jet dishwasher are some innovative new kitchen gadgets that amp the space.
If you have an idea in mind that does not go with the current trends, its fine as long as it makes you feel at home and you are not intending to sell the house for a few years. A home is the reflection of its residents, to own your kitchen and make it your personal space, there are many ideas, materials and styles you can opt for.