The most renovated spaces in the home are the bathroom and kitchen – and for good reason. Both spaces can date easily and feature appliances that tend to wear quickly. Making your kitchen more user friendly ensures you and your family can enjoy the space to the fullest and increases the overall value of your home.
So if you are planning a kitchen renovation, here are 5 top kitchen design features you might want to include!
1. Hidden storage
The one thing we all need most in the kitchen is more storage! Whether you are looking at vertical storage to make full use of your space or drawers and compartments hidden inside cupboards, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your kitchen no matter what size.
2. Island benches
There is nothing like cooking while someone sits and talks with you. An island bench is practical – allowing for a large amount of benchspace but they also foster connectivity in the kitchen. An island bench is a great way to invite people into the kitchen to socialise and entertain without anyone getting in the way!
3. Tactile Surfaces
Laminate is a great option for those who want something affordable and durable, but if you are looking to upgrade to something beautiful that will last a lifetime, stone is a great choice. We love the Caesarstone range of designs which offer the luxurious look many dream of at an affordable price.
Timber benchtops and surfaces also bring a tactile element to the kitchen while tile splashbacks are also a popular way to add a new texture into your kitchen design.
4. Feature Splashbacks
The splashback has evolved to become on the most notable design features of a modern kitchen. The options with splashbacks are now varied from different colours and textures to matt or glossy finishes. See our previous blog Six Splashback Looks We Love for more feature splashback inspiration.
5. Clever Appliances
Enhance the functionality of your kitchen design with clever appliances. From flexispace fridges to steam ovens and induction cooktops, clever appliances not only look great and are useful, but they will also be of appeal to potential buyers.