The kitchen is seen as the heart of the home and is a space where we cook and enjoy food with friends and family- it’s the most used rooms in the house, so here are our top kitchen trends for 2017.
This trend originates from Scandinavia and is characterised by details such as exposed brick and pipes, rustic metals and minimalist furniture. The inspiration behind this trend comes from factory spaces… think different materials and finishes mixed together.
Although white continues to top sales for kitchen cabinets, grey is becoming increasingly popular and is a key kitchen trend for 2017. This modern hue can work to varying degrees, whether it’s entire cabinets, worktops or appliances.
Little Tip: grey works perfectly with the industrial trend!
The number of people upgrading to quartz from laminate/granite has risen steadily over the past few years which is why we predict it’s going to be huge in 2017. Previously, quartz was seen as a very luxurious kitchen work surface, but by upgrading, you can expect to see a modest price increase in your property. Nonporous and resistant to heat, quartz countertops are also resistant to spills and scratches, making them a smart choice for families or busy cooks. Another benefit to quartz is that it doesn’t need sealing like granite does!
By using fixtures that stand out, you can create an instant style statement in your kitchen without splashing out major cash for a full renovation. By changing to bolder fixtures in areas like your lights, you can give a great sense of depth perception and drama in your kitchen area.
It’s 2017. There’s no doubt that we are all connected and rely on our smartphones, tablets and laptops. And if you are spending a lot of time in the kitchen, you’ll need to accommodate your precious devices in a stylish manner. A big trend for 2017 is drawers that have built-in USB and electrical plug sockets - keeping your technology tucked away for a practical and organised kitchen. Another option is having pop-up units built into your countertops that can be controlled through buttons or remote to keep clutter to a minimum. This is a smart way of improving your kitchen as you are planning for the future as well as the now.
If you’ve been inspired by any of these trends and want to spruce up your kitchen, find a local carpenter or joiner to carry out the work for you.