Are you in a new year, new kitchen frame of mind? Has all the wear and tear of Christmas made you realise it’s time to make that redesign happen? With 2019 already looking like a big year for Kitchen design innovation, we’ve identified some of the hot trends that are sure to whet your appetite for a design project of your own.
Open plan living is always popular, but it brings with it that age-old conundrum of ‘where do I hide all my stuff?’ But fear not, because this is the year of discrete, seamless and near-invisible hidden storage. We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve, such as bespoke pocket doors, secret cupboards and skilfully placed out-of-sight racking that will keep your open plan kitchen effortlessly free from clutter.
Open shelving has been a popular choice in kitchens for several years, but metal shelving looks set to be a stand-out choice this year. It’s perfect for putting your best utensils on show and even has the ability to reflect light around the room, which gives the impression of a larger space.
The rise of copper continues
Not content with being a quirky choice for taps and handles, copper looks set to establish itself as a viable material for ovens, countertops and even fridge freezers. It’s easy clean, long-lasting properties have been touted for a while now, but this year looks set to see the continued popularity of copper in our kitchens.
Kitchen design experts have been creating some unique and striking looks with concrete in recent years. It’s grey colour and texture is becoming a popular finish, and makes a striking pairing with steel doors and fixtures, for that truly industrial look.
Flawed finishes and natural looks were a big part of 2018 for interiors in general, but things look set to mature in 2019. Matt units combined with rugged wooden worktops are a popular starting point. Artisan pottery, fabrics on the walls and a touch of shabby chic furniture are all great additions to this style of kitchen design.
The rise of the machines
This looks set to be a watershed year for technical marvels in the kitchen. We’re talking everything from smart fridges that can place a food order when they detect your shelves are getting empty, to discrete, built in extractors that work harder, make less noise, and go almost unnoticed. Remote controlled spotlighting is also coming into its own and is going to be a popular choice. App controlled appliances are also appearing on the market.
In short, this truly is the year that our kitchens start thinking for themselves.
Is it time to reinvigorate your home with a brand-new kitchen? Visit our Martlesham showroom while our New Year sale is on to see some of the exciting, bespoke and on-trend ideas we can offer you.