Some of the most talked about kitchen trends
When it comes to kitchens it can be one of the most talked about assets in a home. Considering certain aspects when choosing a new kitchen such as Energy saving, the build, asthetics, convenience, and storage all need to be considered.
When it comes to energy saving in your kitchen.Nothing is more prominent right now with most things than the need to be more energy efficient, especially with the rising living costs. The fact we are also all encouraged to live more eco-friendly lives.
Looking at the energy labels and running costs of new purchases whether a one off purchase or a suite of various appliances. The good news is purchasing a new appliance will certainly be more efficient than the previous one, in-turn helping to save resources and money.
In addition, appliance manufacturers are constantly investing in new technology in order to make their products more energy efficient. Therefore you will no longer have to spend high end money for the most eco-friendly models.
Built to last
When it comes to creating and building a kitchen which will last you need to look at the range of materials used. For example, using more sustainable products such as natural timber or stone for worktops, glass composites, these can all be recycled at the end of their lives.
Natural materials come with an expectation of imperfection that many people are welcoming as they reject perfect straight lines for a more handcrafted feel.
Manmade materials constructed in a sustainable way, this needs to be considered particularly when you are investing large sums in a new kitchen.
Stand out from the crowd
Open-plan kitchens are now part of our language. However, using materials that ensure the kitchen offers a strong visual statement is important. Natural wood and reclaimed timber, are very much part of the reuse trend, are used to add patterns and textures, these are appealing to the eye.
In addition, fluted glass has already found favour for kitchen cabinets, this adds atmosphere to the kitchen area when lit from within. Recently we have seen fluted and ribbed textures appearing on wooden cupboard doors and used on splashbacks.This offers a subtle texture which is very effective when used to create a beautiful open-plan kitchen.
For those who would like to make a bolder statement with their kitchen. Waterfall worktops that cascade down the side of an island can stand out from the crown created in bold marble-effect composites which really grab attention, glass and acrylic splashbacks in bright colours are great for a relatively easy and inexpensive kitchen upgrade.
Smart appliances in the kitchen
Online working during the pandemic, opened our eyes to the possibilities of technology, as well as connected appliances the future of the smart home started to make sense.
For example, smart appliances which can be monitored remotely from a phone or smart watch can also help us save energy – and water, suggesting the most efficient programs for the best performance. Remote diagnostics, with problems on smart appliances can be detected without an engineer needing to call. These are a huge bonus for the future with the market of smart homes just set to grow.
Making food keep longer is a necessity. Shopping habits have changed, with many families shopping in bulk, larger fridges are in demand. The newest models are not only capable of storing large amounts of food, they are also able to keep it fresher for longer. With the addtion of humidity control and reduced temperature compartments to name but two features.
Larger pantrys have become increasingly popular for storing bigger quantities of dried goods. With the walk-in pantry even more desirable: these modern pantrys have room for additional prep space and even the washing machine or second fridge-freezer. Everything is about making more the space in the kitchen worker harder. For those who have smaller kitchens, breakfast cupboards are a good alternative to store, toasters, coffee machines as well as tinned food and cereals etc, meaning your worktops can be left clutter free.