No matter what size, the kitchen is always considered to be the heart of the home. Often the biggest investment when refurbishing a property, the design of your kitchen needs a lot of thought and careful planning. The result should not only be beautiful and inviting, but also practical. Whether you want a user-friendly design built for the entire family or a breath taking space to entertain your guests, Ross Francis can design, manufacture, & install your dream kitchen for you. Below are just a few of the latest kitchen design trends.
Although white kitchens will always be popular, there’s a growing tendency to break up the monotony with coloured wall cabinetry and central islands. Darker colours, such as grey, black, navy and greens add contrast and another dimension to an otherwise homogenous kitchen.
Even technophobes will enjoy the convenience and benefits of smart kitchen technology. The concept is to make life easier while ultimately saving you time and money. The latest kitchen designs take advantage of WiFi connectivity and automation with sensors. Smart appliances such as smart fridges, pre-set ovens and automated, sensor controlled lighting can be controlled remotely. Technology such as WiFi connected induction hobs have a sleek, stylish design, for a cleaner, uncluttered look, combining elegance with function.
2018 has seen the growing popularity of space-saving, user-friendly appliances and cabinetry. From under the prep counter ‘point of use’ refrigeration to microwave draws and waist-height side opening oven doors.
Kitchen storage designs such as deep pocket drawers, pull-out pantries and shelving will continue to evolve to maximise space and ease of use, even in the smallest of kitchens. Another continuing trend in smaller kitchens is open shelving instead of upper wall closed cabinetry. Not only does open shelving create an illusion of space and light to make your kitchen appear larger, but it also frees up your countertops for a more efficient and functional use of kitchen space.
Centrally positioned, multi-functional kitchen islands fitted with power points, ovens and refrigeration units are the ‘must have’ feature for 2018. They’re particularly popular in open planned living designs where the kitchen flows into the living area. They are even replacing the traditional dining table in some smaller homes, as busy professionals prefer an easier, more casual dining hub.