Kitchens, an introduction and forecast

So the big questions around kitchens are always the same!

How do I make my kitchen functional yet attractive? How do I design a kitchen now that will still look great in 5-15 years? How do I know what materials to use? How do I know what appliances to use? The questions seem endless!!

Well the answers are simple, and all will be revealed in upcoming blogs!

Firstly, observe trends, but don’t necessarily follow them.  Always remember that you can personalize and tailor any “look “to suit you and your family!

The key elements to consider when designing a kitchen, to always consider are –

1)       Appliances

2)       Cabinets

3)       Finishes/ Materials

4)       Lighting

We will discuss each of these in detail in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to this blog!! You will not want to miss out on this!!

In recent times we have seen an explosion of cooking shows on our television’s and this has seen a huge growth in people cooking and eating at home. Add to this, saving money, and wanting to trim the waistline, and you have a recipe for the need of an ergonomic, functional and don’t forget attractive, space!

Open-plan kitchens will continue to be popular. No longer tucked away, hidden from sight, the walls been knocked down and the kitchen has emerged out of its shackles, and into the limelight! The kitchen is now integrated into the home, sharing space with both dining and living areas.

Modern Living Room

Modern Living Room

Modern Kitchen

Modern Kitchen

Contemporary Living Room & Kitchen

Contemporary Living Room & Kitchen

This means that Kitchen trends are driven by any current interior design trend. We are seeing a global shift toward the way people interact with their homes, and with their environment.

We are seeing the re- emergence of timber and the addition of textures, to create warmth and harmony. Tactile finishes create luxury and visual interest. Materials in all their beauty and intrigue, will be discussed in an upcoming blog.

Contemporary Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen

Featured Modern Kitchen

Featured Modern Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

Brown & White Modern Kitchen

Brown & White Modern Kitchen

Wood Ceiling Modern Kitchen

Wood Ceiling Modern Kitchen

Ultra Modern Kitchen

Ultra Modern Kitchen

We are seeing again, the ever popular trend of no handles! By using slick finger-pulls and push-catch functions, you will have a seamless and no-fuss kitchen. More often than not, we will see a growth in invisible technology that  will serve to enhance our cooking experience and the interaction with our space.

Modern & Contemporary Kitchen

Modern & Contemporary Kitchen

Modern kitchen with polished concrete.jpg

Modern kitchen with polished concrete.jpg

Contemporary Handleless Kitchen

Contemporary Handleless Kitchen

Functional Contemporary Kitchen

Functional Contemporary Kitchen

Catch up on the next Kitchen installment in 2 weeks!

All the Best, Your Culinary Enthusiast, Emily.

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