Whether you’re thinking of remodelling your kitchen or looking at giving it a facelift by replacing the cupboard doors and worktops, we take a look at what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen trends.
High-tech kitchen appliances
High-tech kitchen appliances are slowly making their way into our kitchens, and it’s one trend that’s here to stay. From smart fridges with interior cameras and WiFi (making that shopping list so much easier to fill in), to coffee machines that are powered by your phone or switching the oven on via an app on your mobile, the age of the smart kitchen is in full swing, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
In 2019, revenue for the household appliances market hit £61,922m, and the small kitchen appliances market had £11,359m in revenue (Statista). With the likes of Queer Eye, Instant Hotel and other highly influential TV shows that focus on interior design featuring smart kitchen appliances, it’s no surprise that the small kitchen appliances marked is expected to grow annually by 2.0% (CAGR 2019-2023).
Thanks to Marie Kondo’s ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying’ book and her Netflix series, ‘Tidying with Marie Kondo’, the desire for clutter-free counters is sweeping the nation. More people are requesting appliance integrated cupboards, with their coffee makers, microwaves and many other white goods becoming part of the cabinetry. More and more living spaces are becoming open plan, making the idea of clear, mess free worktops and kitchen islands much more appealing.
Handleless doors and drawers
Handleless cupboard doors and drawers off clean lines, glossy surfaces and add to that super popular minimalist aesthetic we’re falling in love with. No handles means no disruption to the visual flow of the kitchen, giving a clean, contemporary look. Handleless doors also feed into the ‘smart’ kitchen – you simply touch the doors and voila! Find out more about the pros and cons of handleless kitchens.
LED lighting leading the way
With more people engaging in practices and making lifestyle decisions in order to promote sustainable living and reduce their carbon footprint, it’s no surprise that LED lighting is becoming a more popular lighting alternative in the kitchen. Afterall, LED lighting uses 90% less energy in comparison to halogen bulbs, and lasts for up to 25,000 hours (LED Hut). But it’s not the lighting itself that’s becoming a trend – it’s how it’s being used. Cabinets, tables and other pieces of furniture are now being enhanced with silicone LED strips, giving the room much more depth and character.
Farmhouse is one of the most coveted looks in the kitchen right now, and it’s easy to see why. It’s rustic, warm and welcoming vibe makes everyone feel like they’re at home, and it’s timeless. Available in a wide range of materials (such as stone, pewter or enameled cast iron), these deep sinks are perfect for large families, and have a wide range of benefits.
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