Every new year brings fresh design trends, ideas and fashions. But there are some kitchen design trends that are here to stay in 2018.
Quartz-surfacing countertops require less upkeep than granite and give every kitchen a timeless appeal. The surface is also quieter and less strident than other materials which means you are less likely to grow tired of it.
Open layouts with a living space are a staple now for nearly all kitchen designs. And they are here to stay. People love informal dining and comfortable cooking spaces, which has driven this design trend. As has the requirement for casual yet connected lifestyles. Open kitchens encourage interaction and entertainment with a relaxed blend of living and working areas.
A single-level islands allows light to stream into any space. counter-height islands increase the intimacy of a kitchen and also also expand preparation space.
Not only do they look good, induction hobs are also fast and safe. Using little heat means that even cramped kitchens stay cool while cooking. Also, surfaces remain safe to touch.
The future of kitchen lighting is brighter than ever. LED lighting has lost its chilly look thanks to ever-changing technology, and it continues to be applied in innovative ways. LEDs can illuminate a any part of the kitchen, or brighten the work space beneath cabinetry. Led lights are also more efficient and longer-lasting than halogen and fluorescent bulbs.
You don’t need to have your appliances sticking out like a sore thumb when they can be integrated into the kitchen through the right design. Clever paneling and built-ins mean that ugly appliances can be quietly hidden within cabinetry.
The simple fact is that white kitchens never go out of style. Bold colours and unique surfaces can quickly date your kitchen design. But simple white is always a mark of style. The best way to add colour is to swap out the accessories and use colour in places that are easy to change when fashions change.
Some design classics just stay the same, because they are timeless, quality creations that are always a joy to be in. If you want to make the most of your kitchen space in 2018, contact us in the new year and help us create the perfect kitchen of your dreams.
We wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year.