The kitchen is not only a place for preparing and cooking food anymore. It’s a communication hub for the family and with smart technology, also a place for interconnectivity. The kitchen is the heart of the home and is usually the first place you meet in the morning and with a fresh cuppa at hand, it’s also the best place in your home where the family comes together.
There are many ways to ensure you utilise your kitchen to its full extent. Open plans, timeless designs, cosy nooks, innovative technology and glamorous interiors can make your kitchen as unique as you are.
Taps can be made to any specification and with that wide variety available now, kitchen sinks are going the same direction. Gold faucets and sinks have become popular in kitchens, giving kitchens a stylish and opulent feel.
“Colourful kitchens are set to be a huge trend for 2021,” says Hayley Simmons, Head of Merchandising at Magnet. “It seems like we’ve been staring at the same four walls for some time now, 2021 is all about taking risks with interiors, creating a new and very different feeling environment. Homeowners will be looking to experiment and introduce new bolder shades that bring their kitchen to life”.
Subway tiles have made their move from bathrooms to kitchens and they add a special aesthetic to kitchens – especially washing up areas. The clean, look of white rectangle tiles adds a fresh look to kitchens. According to New Décor Trends, metro-style tiles will become a little more interesting in 2021 as they depart from traditional sizes. We will also see that these tiles are offered in more colours, larger sizes and typical design patterns.
Did you know that Google searches of hot water taps increased by 25 per cent in 2020? And by hot water taps, we mean instant hot water taps. According to Mark Staweczny, designer for Abode, “Hot water taps are going to be a sought-after item for the kitchen of 2021. Going by recent sales of the Abode Pronteau range, our steaming hot water taps increased by 13 per cent in one month, from July to August this year. Spurred by more of us working from home and therefore wanting hot water on demand to make tea and coffee in between Zoom calls etc”.
If communication and interconnectivity is something you value at home, opting for an innovative, functional kitchen might be for you. Creating a minimalist space with stainless steel finishes and uncomplicated colours is the perfect starting point for this type of kitchen. Using light colours and geometric shapes will ensure your kitchen has the feel you are going for. Sleek finishes that include hi-tech appliances are the perfect addition to your sophisticated kitchen.
Storage and Function
The kitchen island is an essential element in your kitchen, and having two islands doubles up its functionality. To some, this may seem excessive, but large families and homes benefit from this trend! “With two different kitchen islands, you can also create two separate spaces. The first island can serve for a functional role, such as a food prepping station to make cooking a streamlined process and the second island can be a focal point for the family to sit back, relax and eat” explains luxury kitchen design company, WREN Kitchens.
The “less is more” minimalist approach is also popular in newer kitchens. Everything has a place and a function. Hidden drawers and open and close smartly is always a win for a streamlined kitchen.
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