What’s hot in the world of kitchen design
The kitchen is arguably the heart of the home, the space where people come together with family and friends to enjoy both good food and good company. Considered by many to be the most important room in the house, here we take a look at some of the top trends that have made it into our kitchens this year.
The kitchen design industry is big business, and according to the kitchen industry body The Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association, or KBSA, unique bespoke kitchens are very much a part of the present.
Working those worktops
Many kitchen design companies have seen an increase in the demand for quartz worktops. Historically viewed as a luxury material with a price range to match, the introduction of composite surfaces has widened its appeal, making it a very real possibility for everyday kitchen surfaces.
An industrious space
If you are after the look of industrial shelving in Ireland or the wider UK, you will be pleased to know that the industrial look is rapidly establishing itself as a kitchen must-have. All about form, functionality and aesthetics, it’s a look that many people are keen to replicate in their kitchens. Inspired by factory spaces, it includes rustic metals, exposed brickwork and pipes, and minimalist furniture. It is advanced engineering in a domestic setting.
Get a handle on it
Handles are actually optional. Handle-less units and plain doors are a popular option in the modern kitchen, affording a sleek look to your favourite room.
Clearing the way
With a whole host of cabinetry solutions on offer this year, clutter-free worktops are possible for even the most lively of cooks! With style and practicality at the top of a kitchen designer’s list, tall larders and deep drawers are becoming more and more sought-after as space-saving storage solutions. Rackzone, amongst others, combine efficiency with accessibility.
The modern twist
Contemporary homes are full of rapidly developing technology, and the kitchen is no exception. Smart appliances – you can control an iKettle via an app from your bed if you so wish – are definitely on trend.
Gone are the days when the kitchen was a solitary place for cooking family meals. The kitchen of 2017 adds a whole new dimension to the family home.