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The new year is always the perfect time to start looking at ways to redesign your home, and what better room to start with than your kitchen? If you’re not sure where to start, 2018 has brought in a variety of styles to be getting on board with.
This year welcomes the return of banquette seating, though it’s not like it was in the eighties. Gone are the carved wooden benches with too much detail, the benching tends to only fill two sides, and follows a minimalist design to open up the space.
How to keep a room bright if you really love black? Balance the dark tones by keeping things light on top and have black fixtures to provide contrast.
Built in Sinks
If you love industrial interiors, you’re bound to be on board with this trend. Built in sinks were big last year, and they’re certainly not going anywhere in 2018. From brass finishes, to marble throughout, there are many ways to fit this trend into your dream kitchen this year.
It’s time to say a secret goodbye to your cookers hood vent. 2018 will be the year these appliances get a makeover that fools guests into thinking you don’t have any at all! This design provides a smoother finish and blends into the colours on the wall, widening the appearance of the space.
No upper cabinets
Another trend for keeping the room bright and airy, this year waves goodbye to cabinets above ground and welcomes blank space. Not only does this let in more light, but it gives the room more space and height. If you’re not a fan of having nowhere above you to store anything however, there’s always another solution…
If you still want to make the most out of the space, but you’re not a fan of above counter cabinets, shelving is a great alternative. A trend that has been slowly building up over the past year and is now more popular than ever, by adding shelves you also have room to play about with small storage items that are pleasing to the eye. Items such as jars and baskets serve decorative purpose as well as practicality.
For those who are a fan of vintage homes, you’ll be pleased to know that pastels are making a huge comeback! Soft wooden countertops over pale blues, greens or even pinks are sure to bring a pop of colour and warmth into your home this year.
If you’re a fan of colours, now is the time to get brave. From jungle greens to lemony yellows, colours are coming back with a pop! If you fear it may be too much, the colours can be easily calmed and complemented with white fixtures to keep a balance of bold and peaceful.
If any of these trends have caught your eye and given you a wave of inspiration, why not contact Ewan Beck today to see how he can bring your ideas to life?