The kitchen has increasingly become
the heart of the house, not only used for cooking but for
socialising and entertaining too. This has lead to the
current trend in kitchen designs to focus around both its
functional uses and its usability.
Functional areas such as food
preparation and eating space can be defined by making the worktop
heights different or by using different materials to add definition
and places of interest within a kitchen design. Sociable and
welcoming kitchens are those that match the personality of the home
with distinct areas encapsulated in its design.
The choice of kitchen style in endless, from
classic to urban to contemporary. From the clean lines of a
modern and sleek slab kitchen, to the more traditional and classic
kitchen that could have shaker or In Frame detailing on the
doors. Then there's the choice of colour to consider,
do you pick wood or painted, gloss or matt. With so much
choice, why stick to one colour or finish!
Kitchen designers are incorporating a more mix
and match ethos to their designs, by using a palette of colours and
finishes that are complimentary to each other. In addition
good kitchen design hangs on the ability to intrinsically link
storage with style. Clever storage is vital in a kitchen so
that you can maintain the look of the kitchen but ensure that is
remains practical. A good way to add storage is to include an
island into your kitchen, a style statement along with extra
storage and work surface space.