Did you know that spring is the best time of year to renovate your kitchen? As the weather changes dramatically at this time, you can see what your kitchen needs throughout the year. With so many new trends already popping up, we have put together this handy guide to help you think about what your new kitchen could look like this spring!
Tiles are no longer just for floors or splashbacks. An ongoing trend we expect to see throughout spring is full tiled walls! This may seem like an expensive option for you, but you can cut the costs in certain areas. Instead of tiling almost the entire room, consider choosing a feature wall for your beautiful tile patterns and colours!
The breakfast bar is growing ever so popular, and we can see why! If your kitchen is small, you may be convinced that there is simply no room for socialising. However, with a breakfast bar, you can create additional space for dining without overtaking the entire room. You could even consider a foldaway option if you think it will become a nuisance.
Metallics have been around for a while now, but they will certainly continue to make waves in spring. Hot metallics such as brass can work in almost any kitchen and can be implemented without adding too many drastic features. If you add warm metallic accents in neutral hues, they can stand out and add a contemporary flair!
Even the smallest kitchens can benefit from a smart pantry. The typical shelving and units are being utilised in other ways or are being replaced by a pull-out pantry that fits perfectly between tall features units such as the fridge and wall. Simply pull it out to reveal your wide variety of ingredients and/or utensils, grab what you need and push it back in. It’s like it never happened!
Believe it or not, you don’t have to choose bright colours for a stylish and welcoming kitchen! This spring, kitchens are going bold and dramatic, with black and navy being a popular choice for tiles and cabinetry. However, the biggest colour we are seeing is green. Emerald tones or forest greens are both beautiful options for adding darker colours. However, if you don’t want to go over the top, you could subtly follow this trend with a feature wall or painted accents on your kitchen units.
Bring more heat into your kitchen… literally! Wood heat stoves are ideal for both aesthetic appeal and eco factors and do more than simply warm up a room. Check out this fantastic guide by Our Tiny Homestead to learn more about ways you can cook using a wood heat stove.
The kitchen island brings people together due to having many uses for one location. Natural stone islands shine through the kitchen elegantly when used correctly. Marble kitchen islands and finishes have been around for years and now quartz and granite worktops are also making a comeback.
While minimalism is still very much a popular choice, there is a new trend for giving this style a bit of pizzazz. A touch of opulence and glamour can make a huge difference to your minimalist kitchen and complements the more dark and dramatic kitchen colours we mentioned earlier.
Although wooden floors help deliver a soft, contemporary aesthetic, wear and tear is still an issue. However, you can prevent this with a stylish rug that complements the style of the room. It adds texture, is affordable and can be changed with your personal taste.
We hope this guide has filled your mind with inspiration for your next kitchen! When you think it is time to get started, why not get in touch with Euan Begg Kitchens and Bedrooms? We offer a free home design visit so that we can personally assess your kitchen and see just how much you could be utilising it. To find out more, get in touch.