Top trends for designer kitchens this year

Each year, interior designers are tasked with the challenge of finding the latest trends in designer kitchens. The kitchen trends that are dominating the design world this year include features that combine multi-functionality with convenience, as well as bright colours, an eco-friendly approach and streamlined spaces.

Colour has made a bold return in designer kitchens, with many people updating the space through the use of paint, rather than going through entire renovations. Paint is a great way to give a kitchen a makeover and create a more modern, fresh appearance. Those with designer kitchens know how quickly decor styles can go out of date and for this reason, paint works brilliantly as a way of lending your kitchen a few more years before a full renovation is necessary. Painting also doesn’t need to be restricted to the walls of the room; more and more people are now using wooden cabinets and kitchen tables, which can easily be sanded and painted in order to give the space a whole new style.

When it comes to colour choices, it’s important to strike a balance between what is on trend and what works for your personal taste. Colours that are becoming wildly popular in kitchens this year include juicy, fresh citrus shades of lemon yellow, bright orange and bold lime green. If painting the walls or cabinets these shades seems too daunting, you can always bring some colour into the space through the use of colourful new electrical appliances, which now come in a whole host of bright colours. These kinds of colours are great for those whose designer kitchens are somewhat cold and unwelcoming in appearance, as bright shades will instantly create a more fun and friendly ambience.

Streamlining is another key trend for kitchens this year. This trend reflects the more collaborative and relaxed method of entertaining, preparing food, cooking and dining that most people use their kitchen for nowadays. Appliances are integrated into the space so that there is more room for the people who spend time there. Drawer like fridges, dishwashers and ovens that match the kitchen cabinets help to create a much cleaner, simpler look in the space.

Another trend that has been popping up in the latest kitchens is the concept of mixing and matching painted wood and stained wood kitchen cabinets. Stained wood has in the past been deemed the more traditional choice, whilst painted wood was considered more quirky and relaxed. Now people are using a combination of both in order to create a contemporary, tasteful, yet fun kitchen look. In terms of the stains used for the wood, high gloss has made a big comeback. Although if used in large quantities, high gloss stains can be a bit too much, they look great when used sparingly, around the frames of cabinets and drawers. Likewise, painted cabinets can overwhelm the space if bright colours are used all over, however a splash of colour on the centre of the cabinet doors, or around the frames, can do wonders for a dull looking kitchen.

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Posted by Love My Kitchen - April 7, 2014 at 11:36 am

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Creating a Country Style Kitchen

Evoking images of large farmhouses in beautiful, isolated rural areas, a country style kitchen will add the ultimate homely feel to any home. Whether you live in the countryside or not, a country style kitchen will add a wonderful look for your home. A look that is warm, family-orientated and rustic. Achieving a country-style kitchen needn’t be hard, with just a few well-though out features you can benefit from the look. To help you out with this, below we have detailed the key features we believe will help you to easily achieve this look.

Shaker style cabinetry

Shaker style furniture is a type of furniture that has been in existence since the late 1700’s, with its large and solid design, shaker style cabinets are a must for your country kitchen. Consider painting these white or utilising a light wood wash which allows you to show off the natural grain of their oak or walnut solid wood design.

Stone flooring 

For an authentic country kitchen look, you cannot beat stone flooring. Giving the kitchen rustic appeal, natural stone flooring is what would have been used traditionally and it today continues to evoke images of farmhouse style. For that touch of extra luxury, if you are worried about the flooring getting too cold in winter, consider installing underfloor heating.

Wooden beam detail

Making use of bare timber beams and timber detail will give you a look that is reminiscent of a barn-conversion.

Stable doors

Extremely popular in older farmhouses, stable doors are doors that are split horizontally down the middle. In the past, these would have been used to keep any animals on your land out of the house, while letting light and air in. For the ultimate country look, these are a must. While vintage door knobs compliment the doors superbly.

Large, chunky pine furniture

The centre-piece of your country style kitchen should be large and chunky pine furniture. Whether this is in the form of a dining table or an island in the middle of the room, this furniture should ideally be reclaimed or vintage, as with pine furniture, the more dents, scrapes and scratches, the better for your country kitchen look.

A range cooker

If pine furniture is the centre-piece of your kitchen, then a range cooker will definitely be at the heart of it. Designed for cooking hearty meals for large families in a traditional farmhouse, a range cooker will really set-off your country kitchen. If your budget allows for it, consider an Aga range, which traditionally would have been used not only for cooking but also for heating the kitchen too.

An abundance of vintage looking knick knacks

An abundance of vintage-looking knick knacks will really set your country-style kitchen off. If there is one thing a country kitchen can be recognised for, it is its clutter. The clutter of country kitchens is all part of the appeal. Clutter makes a kitchen feel more homely; consider having all of your plates, cutlery and pan sets on display whilst also adding vintage food tins, recipe books, cake stands and ornaments to any spare space you have.

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Posted by Love My Kitchen - March 14, 2014 at 5:57 pm

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Using Inspirational Celebrity Kitchens to Provide Style and Panache

Traditionally the heart of the home, today’s kitchen has to have the wow factor as well as enough equipment and storage space to enable the chef of the house to conjure up culinary delights for all their friends and family.

Thinking about changing the kitchen? Check out some celebrity kitchens for style and inspiration, then add personal touches to make it unique.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Filmstar Gwyneth and her Coldplay frontsman husband, Chris Martin have gone for the country look with stripped wood floors and light, neutral shades. Large windows give natural light to the room and the large, central marble-topped table doubles as generous workspace. Cupboard lines are clean and light and appliances modern and tidy.

Mary Berry

Celebrity baker Mary likes to keep her kitchen bright and classic, preferring to cook on a traditional Aga with a conventional stove as back-up. Her choice of a moveable island with lots of drawers and cupboards gives versatility and extra storage space and a large circular wooden table and chairs makes for cosy meals with the family. The overall effect is homely but professional with lots of storage space to avoid clutter. The room has two small windows which provide little light, so white cupboards have been chosen to brighten things up and inset halogen lighting gives atmosphere as well as brightness.

Sharon Osbourne

Family dining and get-togethers are the theme in the Osbourne household. The bright and airy kitchen features a central island with a handy preparation sink and which provides enough space to comfortably sit round. The room is well-lit with large windows providing natural light and large, antique lamps giving warmth and style. A large stainless steel cooker gives the message that this is a functional, family kitchen.

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Brad Pitt

Brad’s house overlooks Malibu beach in California, so is it any wonder he and his wife, Angelina Jolie, have opted for glass walls in their kitchen? These can be rolled back to allow maximum enjoyment of a sunset over the Pacific Ocean. The whole room has a modern, contemporary feel with natural bamboo floors and stainless steel worktops and is equipped with a massive walk-in refrigerator.

Harrison Ford

Modern wood units with dark soapstone worktops are the choices of actor Harrison Ford. The overall effect is no-nonsense clutter-free with stainless steel appliances for the cook of the house. Large windows effectively provide natural light and air, along with views over the Hudson River and Manhattan. Away from the cooking action a comfortable circular wooden table and chairs allows the family to relax, eat and chat.

Taking inspiration from others helps stir up ideas which can lead to a beautifully equipped, functional but stylish kitchen with wow-factor.


Lisa is interested in all of the most glamorous kitchens out there to help her choose a new style for her own. She recommends Cliq Studios Design to help create the perfect room for your taste and space.

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Posted by Love My Kitchen - February 21, 2014 at 8:41 am

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Creating Order out of Chaos in the Kitchen

How do you create order out of chaos? Even if you’re a naturally tidy person, you can find yourself waging a constant war against clutter and mess, especially in the kitchen. As the ‘heart of the home’, the kitchen tends to be the recipient of most of the detritus of daily life – newspapers, tools, household bills, school bags etc.

The key to keeping order, in any area of the home, lies in smart storage solutions. The easiest step would be to rip out the old kitchen and fit a new one packed with clever storage ideas, or similarly a wardrobe carefully organised into the appropriate sections for all of your clothes and accessories, or a home office or a bathroom. The list could go on. However, you can retrofit many of the same ideas to your existing home by fitting some carefully chosen storage solutions.

Making the most of dead space

First of all, make sure you’re not wasting space. There tend to be a number of ‘dead’ areas in a kitchen – behind doors, above the fridge or other units, or in corners underneath breakfast bars, for example. If your kitchen wasn’t cleverly designed in the first place, you may have some ‘dead’ corners within cupboards, where a double unit stretches into a corner with access from only one door.

All of these areas could be better used. Dead corner cupboards can be retrofitted with easy access mechanisms that will bring the contents out rather than forcing you to bend and stretch in the dark to find recalcitrant saucepans or other items. Cliq Studios provide cabinetry for your every need.

Detail in Contemporary Kitchen Design

Detail in Contemporary Kitchen Design

If you are not in a position to add extra matching units in high level areas, consider open shelving. In a rustic style kitchen some open painted or wooden shelves are both practical and decorative, while glass shelves fit nicely into a more modern and sleek style of room. There are also storage solutions designed to fit into cramped corners or hang behind doors.

Organising your interiors

Even if you find you have plenty of storage, navigating the contents can be problematic. Avoid bottles and tins falling out of chaotic cupboards with some organising accessories such as extra racks in cupboards or in the fridge. Plates, chopping boards and other flat items may be more conveniently stored standing up in rows in a rack. Internal drawers within cupboards will not only keep the contents neatly organised but also accessible.

If you are lucky enough to have large, deep drawers in your kitchen for pot and pans or other large items, these could benefit from a non-slip liner or even dividing accessories that help to hold drawer contents securely in place rather than sliding around as the drawers are opened or closed.

The answer to near household storage lies in your own creativity, as only you know your home and habits well enough to be able to make the most of every area.

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Posted by Love My Kitchen - February 6, 2014 at 6:30 pm

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Building a Sustainable Kitchen

With the money crunch many are feeling the pinch in the current economy, and more people are opting for dining in, instead of out. This means the kitchen is getting a lot more action than in previous years, and is quickly becoming the hub of most homes.
Accordingly, the kitchen is the room in the average household that produces the highest amount of waste. Leaky faucets, electricity-sucking appliances and even cabinet doors produced with harsh chemicals or rainforest wood all make negative contributions to our planet. The responsible solution is found in sustainable kitchens.

Certified wood

When most people think about their kitchen, it’s the metals that come to mind first. However, wood also makes up a large part of a kitchen, from floor to ceiling and all the surfaces between. Cabinets, shelving and worktops are often made of plywood, particle board or fibreboard held together with formaldehyde-based adhesives that contribute to air pollution inside your own home.

The finish on whole-wood cabinetry also often has a toxic chemical (VOC) base. Therefore, to fully detox your kitchen, make sure all the wood components are sustainable, beginning with the forest. Our replacement doors are only crafted from FSC- and PEFC-certified timber sources, meaning that the lumber comes from well-managed and sustainable local forests. There’s no mahogany shipped via a fossil-fueled vehicle from the depths of the rainforest. Being aware of the source for kitchen timber and how it’s sealed is an essential step in assuring that your kitchen’s wood is good.

Energy-efficient appliances

Range, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave are just a few of the appliances needed to complete the modern kitchen. Each of these also requires a significant amount of energy to operate. Hands-down, gas ranges are more efficient than electric, especially those that operate with an electric ignition instead of a pilot light. Conserving energy also means preserving your pay cheque, so investing in energy-efficient appliances is as much a financial benefit as an environmental one.
For dishwashers and refrigerators, look for models that are certified by Energy Star. This programme rates the efficiency of home appliances outside the kitchen too, and a certifying label assures consumers that they are saving money and energy at the same time.

Creatively reuse, reduce and recycle

Sustainable kitchens also often rely on creative design elements. Sinks and faucets can be salvaged and reused from previous kitchens. Installing an aerator on older faucet models also reduces water waste by mixing air with the stream to maintain water pressure, while using less water volume. Handles for cabinet doors can also be salvaged or ‘mixed and matched’ to create a unique DIY feel. Regardless of the kitchen vibe, trade in old halogen bulbs for fluorescent or other energy-saving lights to cut costs and waste.


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Jannike Ohsten writes for GB Kitchens, a UK based kitchen supplier, who source their replacement doors, worktops and cabinets through the FSC and PEFC timber certification schemes, which ensure that the sources of the timber are well managed and sustainable.

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Posted by Love My Kitchen - December 21, 2013 at 8:41 am

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Bring in the Bespoke Kitchen Designers for Oddly Shaped Spaces

Any room that isn’t a perfect rectangle or square is generally considered to be oddly shaped. Decorating an unusually shaped kitchen may seem like quite a challenge at first, but provided one secures the help of bespoke kitchen designers for such a project, an odd shaped room can add plenty of character and style to a home.

Bespoke kitchen designers can help you to make decisions about wall colours and specialist furniture, as well as countertops and flooring. It’s important to call in an expert if you’re feeling unsure about a major decision regarding the kitchen, as a mistake made during a renovation project could end up costing a small fortune to fix. For those on a budget, hiring a designer may seem excessive, however it could save you quite a sum of money; a professional designer will help you to research and visualise potential decor themes so that you don’t end up with any costly mistakes.

If the kitchen is on the large size and has some unusual features such as two doorways, an angled ceiling or a protruding wall section, then it might be best to divide the room into individual spaces, provided the dimensions of the kitchen allow for it. For instance, you could create a separate dining area that is closed off from the food preparation area by, for example, a kitchen island. By creating a cosy eating area where the ceiling is angled, it will look as if the odd shape of the space is intentional rather than the result of poor design. If the corner is too small for use as a dining area, you could always create a little reading nook by adding a small armchair and some colourful cushions. Another option for this type of challenging space is to soften up the harsher angles of the room with furniture. Use pieces that have round edges and place them in the corners of the kitchen; this will help to distract the eye from any unattractive sharp angles in the room.

If the kitchen has an asymmetrical shape, then make sure to use matching soft furnishings and decorative pieces on repeating elements such as windows and shelving. By doing this you can ensure that the space doesn’t feel too disjointed, as the soft furnishings will create a better sense of continuity.

One very simple and straightforward way to bring balance to an odd shaped kitchen is to place a brightly coloured rug in the middle of the room. This will help to draw the eye towards the centre of the space, rather than the uneven or angular sides of the kitchen.

Some kitchen designers prefer to highlight, rather than distract from odd shapes in the kitchen; sometimes, attempting to disguise unusual shapes in the room can make the space feel awkward and visually unappealing. Instead, you can make a feature of a crooked wall by painting it a bold colour, or hanging a series of family photographs on it.

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Posted by Love My Kitchen - December 15, 2013 at 8:12 am

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Kitchen Design – How Hard Can It Be?

If money was no object, would we really indulge our design fantasies to the max? Or would we be stunted by the overwhelming decisions on layout, style, colour and the choice of products and finishes available?

Would we be dazed and confused, much like a writer staring at an ominous blank piece of paper or a white screen?

Anyone can design a kitchen

Take kitchen design for instance, this should be straightforward, surely? After all, it only involves deciding on your preferred white goods, their placement and the rest of the scheme just slots into place, right?

Wrong. It is a common misconception that the kitchen is an easy space to design and one that can be successfully undertaken by the keen homeowner. Unfortunately, it often results in chaos and encroaches on dwindling finances. Especially if there is no contingency plan in place. We are talking over time and over budget. Think Channel 4’s Grand Designs. How many new builds and restorations have you witnessed over the years that have gone hugely over budget and been financed with credit cards? Eek.

Going it alone

Whether your budget allows you to indulge your ultimate design ideas, or restricts you more than you would like, designing your own kitchen is not for the faint-hearted and should really be left to the professionals.

Why call in the professionals?

Kitchens: The Smart Approach to Design

Kitchens: The Smart Approach to Design

A good kitchen designer will hear your likes, dislikes, dreams and must-haves and will take them into consideration. They will work with you to realise your dream kitchen and offer alternative solutions when necessary. They will also guide you in terms of layout, wear and tear, colour schemes and budget. Remember, this is their area of expertise, after all.

Utilise their expertise

Not only will they project manage the installation, but they will have a team of tried and trusted and more importantly, skilled fitters, electricians, plumbers, plasterers, painters, tillers and floor layers at their disposal. This ensures your kitchen design is completed to the highest possible standard and adheres to certain regulations. You will also receive certification for any electrical, gas or plumbing work that is undertaken.

How do you find a reliable kitchen design company?

The Internet is a powerful tool for doing the groundwork. A quick search for kitchen design companies will reveal what is available.

Check out their credentials

This allows you to do a little research into their services and check their range of kitchens via their website. It also eliminates pushy salespeople breathing down your neck whilst you are in the initial stages of the process. The Internet is also great for highlighting good and bad customer reviews associated with particular companies. Links to forums featuring feedback on services will give you a feel for customer satisfaction too.

To cut the wheat from the chaff, search for companies in your local area, for instance Kitchen Design (Cotswolds). This will allow you to contact companies that offer what you are looking for at a price that suits your budget.


Wendy Lin is a successful entrepreneur and experienced traveller. She has her own private consultancy company and enjoys spending time with her family.

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Posted by Love My Kitchen - December 14, 2013 at 9:35 am

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Give your Kitchen an Autumn/Winter Makeover

During the autumn and wintry-cold months, taking care of the home can seem like a chore in itself. Aside from trying to reduce damp and increase the amount of warmth within the household, as you will find that rooms will likely contain much more precipitation, it’s also an idea to think about how you can make the most of some of the rooms you spend most of your time in.

For instance, the kitchen is a space that is used regularly. The kitchen has long been a place for families to get together of an evening and discuss the events of their day over a delicious meal. It’s also somewhere to find solitude and have some time to yourself if cooking is one of your favourite hobbies. With so many purposes to this one room, why not look into some of the simple ways you can give your kitchen an autumn/winter makeover…

Flowers

Shopping for a fresh bunch of flowers each week will not only provide your kitchen with some colour, but the fragrant blooms will also leave a lasting impression on whoever enters and leaves this room. You can pick up flowers for each season all year round for a reasonable price from local markets, florists, supermarkets and even petrol stations (if you’re on the move!) Depending on what type of

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Country Crafts: Kitchen, Pantry, Decoration, Style

flowers you would prefer to introduce to your kitchen you could try letting a floral specialist arrange a bouquet for you, buy some decorative false flowers if you’re worried about their longevity or you could even try growing your own garden flowers.

Dining Décor

It’s extremely common these days to have an open-plan kitchen and dining room combined together for ultra modern living, which is why it’s important to make sure your table is looking its best, if you have one that is. It is possible to update little and often so that your kitchen will have a warm and welcoming feel. Things like table clothes, place mats, chair upholstery and crockery are all little kitchen staples can be changed if you are not happy with them, especially if you’re a person who likes to keep on top of the latest interior trends. Linens Direct stock some beautiful table cloths in colours such as black, chocolate and burgundy which are made for the autumn season, so it’s worth seeing what retailers offer.

Keep Things Clean and Tidy

This may sound obvious but you can actually spruce up your kitchen area just by keeping things nice and tidy. It all comes down to a little elbow grease really and with a little dedication, your kitchen can become the kitchen you’ve always wanted. Store clean dishes away once they have dried, take out overflowing rubbish bins and try to do this as regularly as possible. Perhaps you could introduce a rota between you and your family if cleaning isn’t your strong point and share the housework load. You will find that a few minor adjustments go a long way!

Remember that the autumn/winter season is all about creating a cosy atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy, so let your kitchen shine this year and the next with a little face-lift.

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Posted by Love My Kitchen - December 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm

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The Future Of Kitchen Design

As with any form of design, the style of our kitchens is constantly evolving to meet the demands of modern life. Once the closed-off realm of housewives, the modern kitchen has become the central hub of the home, where family and friends gather to eat, drink and chatter. We know the history of kitchen design, but what about the future? Here are some expert opinions on what the next major trends will be…

Increased Functionality

There’s no denying the fact that our daily lives are becoming increasingly hectic. Where once only one parent would usually work, leaving the other to take care of household duties, both now pursue high-flying careers. On top of this, the rising cost of living and house prices means that more and more families live in increasingly smaller city homes. The upshot of these factors is that many experts believe that kitchen design will show increasing functionality, in order to be more useful in less time and space.

Kate Simmons, Interior Designer at Frank Whittle Partnership and writer for Decoist and Mirror80, echoes this viewpoint:

From a functionality perspective, I believe the kitchens of the next decade will reflect the fact that people are getting busier and busier, and many live in small homes within large cities. In other words, most people don’t have much time and space to spare. The future of kitchen design will address these issues, possibly with ultra-efficient appliances and culinary equipment, as well as modular pieces that can shift in small spaces as needed.

Practicality

This need for speed and efficiency will also be reflected by a step away from excessive style in favour of simple practicality. Anthony Sully, author of ‘Interior Design: Theory Process’ holds the opinion that:

There has been too much focus on style and not enough ingenuity in design. The kitchen should be designed as a cooking workshop.

In his book he explains this ‘cooking workshop’ as being a design that acknowledges the fact that the kitchen is the most dangerous room in the house. This idea is a direct response to the way in which “kitchens are designed as showrooms for the manufacturer (which is) totally contrary to the real needs of the space”.

The ‘cooking workshop’ therefore entails preventing children from burning themselves by designing hobs with cooking utensils in mind “so that they fit into a contained structure with no fear of the utensils being knocked over”, as well as ensuring that all cupboard storage is 350mm deep and 500mm from floor level. These dimensions mean that accessing goods at the back of shelves is difficult for young children.

Return to the Traditional

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Jamie Oliver – Jamie’s Kitchen [DVD]

In terms of pure aesthetics however, many experts predict that kitchen design will return to the traditional – perhaps echoing the increasing need for functionality and practicality discussed above. Kate Simmons suggests that:

While sleek, contemporary culinary spaces are definitely ‘in’ right now, I think we’ll see an increase in retro elements from the not-too-distant past, especially features that really add personality and warmth to a space. For example, imagine if signature ’80s kitchen design elements, such as wooden details, ample plants, and pot racks filled with copper pieces, regularly began appearing in kitchens…

Ashley Brunt, Senior Designer at Symphony Group PLC, agrees:

I think there will be a shift back towards more ‘classic’ styles, with painted solid doors being popular. Mix and match doors (and worktops to a lesser extent) will continue to be popular – even private developers are specifying this now in new builds.

These types of ‘traditional’ designs not only favour practicality, but also echo the kitsch and retro flavour that has been popular in recent years within all walks of design.

Integration of Technology

Whilst experts predict that the style of kitchens will return to the traditional, they anticipate that our appetite for technology will continue to increase.  Cathy, a blogger from Federal Brace and owner of a shelf brackets and supports company says that:

We have seen a technology explosion integrating with appliances for every room in the home and I’m sure that will only continue to grow and become more commonplace, rather than just for the elite, high end market. LED lighting has become very popular in places not seen before.

This suggests that as technology becomes more affordable it will be seen in many more homes – not just in those of the upper classes. After all, there once was a time when having a dishwasher was seen as a luxury not attainable for the masses!

Colour

Some experts predict that colour in kitchen design will also conform to this move towards the traditional. For example, Kate Simmons expresses that, “… it’s been fun seeing changes like the use of warm tones in modern kitchens, including gold and brass details.”

However, some designers anticipate a different change. Ashley Brunt argues that whilst subtle pastel colours are currently popular, he expects:

“…(a) demand for bolder colours over the next few years as people seek to stand out with their kitchen choices. In modern styles, ‘industrial’ finishes such as textured concrete effects may come in too. Handle-less doors will continue to be in demand.”

Kitchen design is constantly evolving to meet the demands of modern life. Experts predict that the future of the kitchen will be increasing functionality and practicality to cater for our lack of time and space, and a return to the traditional look – with maybe the odd splash of bold colour or two.

What do you think will be the major trends for future kitchens? Let us know in the comments.


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Posted by Love My Kitchen - December 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm

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Kitchen Space Planning: Four Tips For Getting The Perfect Kitchen Space Units

Do you get bored of looking at the same old kitchen space cabinets, day after day??

Although many homeowners love their kitchens, including their kitchen space cabinets, there are some who are looking for a change. If you are one of those people, the ones who are in need of a new look, you may desire to think about improving your kitchen, especially your kitchen cabinets.

When it comes to kitchen designing, there is a popular misconception that is wrongly assumed by many folks. That misbelief is exactly just what kitchen planning is. Many assume that to redesign a kitchen you need to change everything, from the light fixtures all the way down to the floor tiles. While a large number of home-owners do choose to redesign their whole kitchen space, there are others who only choose to change small portions of it. No matter whether you are looking to change your whole kitchen, all at once, or if you are just looking to redesign a part of it, there is a good chance that you is sometimes in the market for new kitchen space units; they are one of the most commonly changed parts of a kitchen.

Don’t Hurry

Although choosing a new set of kitchen space cabinets may seem like a fairly easy task, it is a decision that should be taken with care and time. Because you’ll end up saddled with these new kitchen space units, at least until you move or consider to swap them again, you will need to be sure that you get exactly what you truly like. Generally there is a range of various methods you can do this. For the best results, you may want to visit your neighbourhood home improvement store. When visiting one of your local home improvement stores, you should find a collection of kitchen space units on display; in actual fact, you may find a fairly large number of them on display. Viewing each of these kitchen space cabinets is a smart way to determine which cabinets would look great installed in your kitchen space.

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Essential Kitchens: The Back to Basics Guide to Home Design, Decoration and Furnishing

In addition to visiting your neighbourhood home improvement store, you may also desire to examine kitchen space units online. Although the shipping for kitchen space units is often considered quite high, you may be able to find exactly exactly what you were looking for online. It is advised that you find either an online home improvement retailer or an individual who specializes in making their own kitchen units. If truth be told, if you are looking for a unique set of kitchen space units, a set that you cannot find anywhere else, you may be able to order a custom set of kitchen space cabinets. The cost is sometimes more than just what you intended on paying. As formerly pointed out, it is essential to get what you desire, particularly when reworking your kitchen.

Think about Purpose

When researching the most appropriate collection of kitchen units, for your next kitchen space design project, it is essential to keep a number of aspects in mind. One of those aspects is what you will be using your kitchen cabinets for. Exactly what you are using your kitchen space cabinets for may have an impact on what you can and cannot have. Case in point, if you will be using your kitchen space cabinets to hold your food or your dishes, you will need to make sure that you choose cabinets that can provide you the most space. While decorative kitchen space units are nice, they are sometimes limited on the storage space that they have.

Buy after Measuring Up

In addition to the size of the storage space, it is also important to examine the size of the kitchen cabinet itself. In the United States, most home improvement stores sell kitchen space cabinets that are not fully put together, but they are often precut to size. It may be possible to change the measurements, but you may find it to be difficult and costly to do so. Although you is sometimes more concerned about the color or design of a kitchen space cabinet set, it is essential to remember the basics. Even the most beautiful kitchen space cabinet set will not do you any good if it cannot be fitted in your kitchen space.

By keeping the above mentioned points in mind, you should be possible to get the kitchen space cabinet set that you were looking for. Once you have found the kitchen units you always wanted, the planning can begin. No matter whether you choose to install your own kitchen cabinets or you get a skilled professional do it for you, your units could be installed in as little as a day or two.


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Amy Rice writes for http://www.planen.co.uk when not writing, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, lifting free weights at the gym, walking and gardening.

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Posted by Love My Kitchen - December 8, 2013 at 8:17 am

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