Kitchen trends and design tips
TWENTY to 30 years ago, kitchens were considered to be just a room in the home. The kitchen was generally quite small and often hidden away.slade Griffin from Schränke shares some kitchen trends and design tips…
Hottest kitchen trends Today’s kitchens are the centerpiece of the house and the most important component when it comes to running the household.
Paint your walls Instead of tiling the walls like most homeowners would, rather paint them using a good quality kitchen paint.
Rather than being limited by the available tile options during a specific period of time, why not go for paint which offers you a wider range of choices. Paint can also be mixed to meet your particular specifications.
An advantage to painted walls is that wall colours can be changed at any time, changing the mood and look of the room.
Use bamboo or solid wood countertops While bamboo and solid wood countertops are not new to kitchens, they have only made a breakthrough in the last several years.
Often, homeowners use solid bamboo countertops for islands or breakfast nooks instead of granite or engineered stone as it is not as cold. Although the solid wood counter would need to be treated or refreshed, these countertops give a natural look and warmth to the kitchen.
Handle-less or integrated handles A popular way to make your kitchen appear minimalistic and streamlined is to have cupboards with either integrated handles or a handle-less hinge system.
The handle-less system creates a minimalist look and is easy to clean.
Consider modern sensor technology If funds are not an obstacle, then the options are endless when it comes to technology you can use in the kitchen. Homeowners can now effortlessly open cabinets using sensor doors and use dustbins and taps by placing their hands on the designated sensor area. Kitchen design tips When it comes to designing your kitchen, make sure you plan your space around your needs and how your family unit functions. Kitchens are the most important room in a home.it is no secret that when shopping for a new home, the number one room homeowners look at is the kitchen.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and it keeps the members of your family going. Kitchens in today’s time have become more than just a place to prepare food and house cleaning products, they have become the centerpiece of the home, and more often than not, the focal point of the house.
It’s important that the kitchen is aesthetically pleasing. You can achieve this by using the correct style doors and countertops, but more importantly, by ensuring that the function of the kitchen is a priority on your remodelling list.a poorly designed kitchen might still look good, but bad functionality will only cause discomfort and leave you feeling frustrated. Keep the following in mind…
Make sure the kitchen has designated
zones It’s important that the kitchen be split into specific zones or areas where certain actions take place. For example, it’s not practical or safe to pack cleaning products with groceries. So create specific zones as follows…
1. Typically, a cleaning zone would include the sink, broom cupboard and cleaning product area.
2. The stove, oven and microwave as well as cupboards, drawers for utensils, cutlery, pots and pans, and anything else you’d need to make cooking easier, all constitute the cooking zone.
3. A grocery storage zone would normally constitute an area that houses cold as well as dry groceries.
Vegetable cupboards where homeowners store their fruit and veg have also become popular.
A poorly designed kitchen might still look good, but bad functionality will only cause discomfort and leave you feeling frustrated.