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Cool kitchens designs are at a premium in 2019. This has been a year that has seen kitchen trends evolve into a perfect blend of form and functionality with technology and innovation becoming increasingly prevalent.
A sneaky peek into showrooms across the country reveals an array of on-trend designs that are chic, state-of-the-art and practical. Other styles lean towards the obscure and outlandish like this selection of non-kitchen kitchen designs.
I think we’ll retain our preference for chic interiors.
Kitchens don’t have to be built with the typical linear lines and boxed cupboards. Curves project a softer profile and make better use of your space – not to mention they protect exuberant toddlers from nasty injuries on sharp corners. From worktops, islands and cabinets, curvy kitchen designs up and down the country are really catching the eye.
Pewter And Gunmetal
Kitchen fixtures have moved towards gunmetal and pewter this year. Given they’re less harsh than matte black and more interesting than brass or gold, these statement-making pendant lights, kitchen door handles and taps add an extra layer of depth and texture to ultra-stylish kitchens.
Integrating concealed storage and clean integration into your kitchen design maximises your storage space and minimises clutter. Cabinets without handles built-in draws, sliding doors and floor-to-ceiling cupboards provide clever storage solutions. The latest design trends mean you can conceal your entire kitchen and not just your modern boiler.
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Kitchen flooring should be practical and hardwearing. They are prone to spillages, foot traffic and constant cleaning. This year has seen a growing trend of blending kitchen floors with a combination of materials. Not only does this make for eye-catching talking points but also creates a distinction between zones without the harshness of straight lines. Jagged connections bring kitchen floors to life and hexagonal shapes help to seamlessly integrate materials.
Connect With Nature
City dwellers are increasingly wanting to connect with nature and this year I have seen an increasing number of kitchen designs that are inspired by nature. Natural environments are authentic, welcoming and calming. They incorporate versatile materials such as wood, slate and stone, and create lighter, airier spaces. Using plants, earthy materials and paints from nature’s colour palette can bring the look and feel of healthy, natural environments into your home.
If there’s one room in the house where the Internet of Things will be most important it’s the kitchen. Fridges that detect when you’re running out of milk and kettles that know what time to prepare your morning coffee will be commonplace. The revolution has started and technology for smart kitchen appliances are being integrated into designs. Bluetooth speakers and automatic lighting are built into cupboards and walls whilst smart stoves manage portion control.
Kitchens are a long-term investment so make sure you’re integrating the latest trends into your design, otherwise the most important room in your house will be out of date in five years. Stay on trend.
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