A kitchen renovation is a big investment. To renovate without regret, here are our top tips for a six kitchen design trends that will stand the test of time.
1. Engineered Stone
Engineered stone is a composite stone made from crushed quartz aggregate and polyester resin. The composition not only looks great but offers a stronger slab than a natural stone with better scratch and stain resistance.
We love the look of the Caesarstone range which is offered in a range of veins, colours and designs.
The quality look and finish of engineered stone makes it a popular choice for kitchen renovators and we think it is a look that is here to stay!
Click here to see 7 Caesarstone Looks That We Love.
2. Induction Technology
Induction technology isn’t just a “now” kitchen design trend. The technology offers a faster and more energy efficient cooking surface that enables instant temperature control. There are many benefits to induction cooking including safety (no burned fingers!), no wasted heat and exact heat levels making gentle simmering a breeze.
LEDs (or Light Emitting Diodes) have increasingly grown in popularity over recent years and for good reason. LED lights are great for specific task lighting (essential in the kitchen) and can also be used for accent or feature lighting.
LEDs are extremely energy efficient drawing much less power than the standard halogen bulb and are also much lower maintenance – their longevity means less changing of bulbs. The costs savings and great diversity in terms of look and application makes LED lighting a great choice for the kitchen.
4, White Colour Palettes
Let’s face it – kitchen designs (like any interior design trend) come and go. The one look that consistently stands the test of time though is a white, neutral palette. The clean, fresh and flexible look of a white kitchen is universally appealing, promotes spaciousness and is highly marketable.
5. Clever Appliances
Clever appliances are becoming synonymous with functional kitchens. 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.
6. One Touch Technology
One touch technology has well and truly made its mark on kitchen design. Just imagine opening drawers and pull outs with a single touch! Perfect for busy cooks and an efficient, functional kitchen space.
To experience any or all of these kitchen design trends, visit a Kitchen Connection showroom near you.