Decades ago, the kitchen was hidden in the back of the house. It was a place where meals were prepared and dirty dishes were washed. Today the kitchen has a totally different role. It has become the focus point at the centre of the house, the place that brings everyone together at the start of the day or after a long day away.
Kitchens have changed a lot over the years and planning for your kitchen renovation is very important. Technology advances and changing social dynamics have contributed to the rise of the modern kitchen. Open plan homes that revolve around the kitchen has become the norm. As with any modern design trend, clean and simple styles have become the first choice for homeowners with natural light being an essential aspect of the overall look and function of the kitchen space.
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Top kitchen design trends for 2019
Quartz is in and granite is out.
Quartz countertops are made from natural quartz and different materials like tiny amounts of glass or metals, quartz countertops accomplish a stunning visual impact with variety and allure.
Quartz countertops are popular because it is:
- Quartz is non-porous, therefore its texture resists mould development and bacterial growth. This quality also makes it highly stain-resistant.
- Quartz countertops are durable.
- Because it’s made-up from natural stone and different materials then pressed together with resin, quartz maintains a durable, scratch-resistant exterior.
Kitchen Colour Trends
Is the all-white kitchen trend finally over?
The new kitchen see the return of warm wood cabinetry to a modern kitchen.
Trendy colour choices range from natural neutrals, oak, petrol-green and charcoal to sage.
Two-toned kitchens and warm natural selections rule the pack– like clay, copper, gold, henna, and ginger.
Covered Kitchen Sinks
Great for cleverly adding more preparation and counter area instantly, sliding covered sinks additionally boast the double-duty advantage of concealing a sink full of dishes waiting to be cleaned.
Add life to your kitchen decor with striking patterned flooring and rugs that’ll add a dynamic visual punch compared to a basic wood or tiled floor.
Copper Continues to Dominate
Not just taps and sinks, now built-in ovens are getting the copper treatment.
Bench Seating in the Kitchen
Built-in bench seating used in the kitchen. It turns almost any dining spot into more of a lounge area, and you’ll be able to tuck some storage baskets underneath.
Pendants were king for quite some time and while they’re not quite out, linear lighting is certainly in. You may think a linear light needs a super modern fixture but it doesn’t have to.
Mirrors in Kitchens
Mirrors has recently become a 2019 trend. But be warned, it will potentially require a lot of cleaning. Mirrors always make an area feel larger and brighter.
This trend is an instant classic. Whether it’s a custom build or a beautiful antique piece, a footed island makes a kitchen feel open.
Realise the untapped potential of kitchen ceilings. An accent ceiling in a room creates drama and intrigue in the working area.
Subway tile backsplashes are among the most popular trends in new kitchens. It’s clean, it’s easy to install, and has stood the test of time. With so many design options, and you can get a custom look that matches your personality.
Extra-deep drawers, make cooking and storage effortless. They’re more accessible than typical base cabinetry and so simple to integrate into a beautiful kitchen design.
When it comes to kitchen door handles, even leather rings and strip handles are gaining in popularity. For a truly modern kitchen design – the best handle is no handle at all. If that’s not your style, brass seems to be the go too metal for 2019
Bright Stove And Hoods
Sometimes a wise investment of burning stove and hood shade with the mixture of calming pastels and primary hues are quite enough to make a kitchen simply amazing.