Benefits of a curved kitchen
If you love relaxed open-plan living spaces, a curved kitchen could be perfect for you. "Trends are not necessarily limited to strictly linear lines, rather edges are softened by carefully placed curves. The geometry of the design makes the kitchen a showpiece, which fits into the open-living feature of the modern kitchen design," says Ann-donne Strydom of Curves & Bevels Designer Kitchens.
"This particular design caters for a broad range of functions. It is ergonomically designed to accommodate food preparation with the kitchen adjacent to a dining area so that the space is functional for open-plan living and entertainment," says Strydom.
BENEFITS OF A CURVED KITCHEN According to the Curves & Bevels Designer Kitchens team, these are the top five benefits of curved kitchen cabinetry:
Creates a relaxed environment Countryside hills, rolling waves… these gentle images reflect the curved design that makes the modern kitchen such a relaxing space. Subconsciously we associate sharp, defined edges with danger, whereas rounded edges bring about a sense of calm which makes the curved kitchen design a much more relaxing environment.
Suited to open-plan living
The trend of open-plan living continues Suited to open-plan living in the modern kitchen design which sees the kitchen as a focal point for family engagement and social entertainment. The curved design is particularly well suited to this inviting style with kitchen diners and breakfast bars gaining in popularity.
Available in a variety in styles
This modern design was initially more popular in contemporary homes, but as the curved cabinetry has developed, there are now styles available for every property type. Highend apartments, grand country homes and traditional family spaces will find a complementary curved kitchen style to fit the individual configuration. Maximises storage space
There is a misconception that curved cabinetry results in reduced kitchen storage space. The reality is that a well-constructed curved kitchen will actually maximise the storage availability and is particularly suited to modern products and appliances found in kitchens.
Brings in some island style
Curved kitchen islands create an amazingly captivating focal unit which ties the entire room together. If you're not looking for too bold a statement, then the rectangular island can be constructed with gently rounded edges.
On the other end of the curved scale is the completely circular kitchen island which can include a central hob surrounded by useful work space.