Are you thinking about upgrading or renovating your kitchen. The new year is the perfect time to start researching as with each New Year comes fresh designs and trends with new and exciting kitchen products.

The kitchen is the heart of your home, Families spend most of their time together in the kitchen, eating, drinking and talking. It is the work-horse and social area of the house. Your kitchen need to be as practical and as possible.

Kitchen Design

Creating a thoughtful layout for your kitchen design. This design should create a durable long lasting finish,with great ergonomics,  .

Some new kitchen designs are incorporating bar areas, or secondary prep areas into kitchen designs. This provides you with the ability to work with others around you.

Kitchen Colours Styles and Finishes

Kitchen Colours Styles and Finishes

There is a trend towards the darker colors with moody color palettes for the kitchen with home owners following suit. You can have some great designs with charcoals and grey’s. There are many featured black kitchens with black appliances, pendant lights and featured tiles or stone splash backs

Kitchen Finishes

With new designs coming out all the time, there is a trend to color layering and texture with the mixing of finishes that create stunning and interesting spaces. These beautiful finishes are in harmony with organic elements like timber. Designing things like this around the island bench are great adding timber flooring or oak timber tiles.

When you add dark porcelain or slate top benches with a 3 dimensional splash back tile your can create an awesome looking kitchen. Perhaps add polished mirror shine finish with matte black cabinets, add brass tapware and more.

Kitchen Cabinetry and Hardware

Kitchen Cabinets

Wall cabinets can be designed in contrasting colours to the base cabinetry.This can be a winning combo. Popular colour combo’s include navy with muted grey and white or black, grey and timber.

Kitchen Storage

Incorporating clever storage solutions and using every inch of kitchen cupboard space efficiently is set to become the standard rather than an added extra. Kitchen cupboards will boast deep drawers that allow items to be more easily accessible will come with self-closing mechanisms.

Open shelving or floating shelves in your design provides space for your unique pieces. Use contrasting colors to the cabinetry. This assists in breaking up the space in the design.

Kitchen Hardware

Matt Black, Satin Nickel, Pewter and Antique Brass have become the most popular finishes for cabinet handles. Allow a little more in your budget for the buying of these handles.

All the elements in the kitchen are important including the door hardware.

Having internal passage levers to doors helps keep great feel throughout the kitchen. Aligning cavity sets and plush pulls are perfect when  installing sliding cavity doors

We are seeing a trend towards more neutral tones in the kitchen, sliding cavity sets and flush pulls also work in beautifully with a kitchen’s overall design and look.