Before you start tearing down the oil-stained walls, it is important to figure out what you want from your kitchen. This depends on three factors: your style of cooking (heavy or light), the use of the area (as a hub by the entire family), and of course, the actual amount of available space. Once you have these parameters in place, we encourage you to go all out with these trendy ideas.
1. Furniture style kitchen design elements
Now more than ever, the kitchen is being used as a social space and not just a utility area. Testament to this is features such as kitchen islands with furniture-style legs, cabinetry with detailed panelling, countertops in contrasting shades that add depth, etc.
3. Black, white and bold
Some things never change. Black and white is still a classic choice, expressed via a range of sleek high-tech appliances – everything from kettles to refrigerators. This combined with the metals of the season, brass and copper, makes for a stunning impact.
4. Walk-in pantries
Over the last year, open shelving systems rose in popularity. 2015 takes the storage concept to a whole new level with walk-in pantries. Think simplistic grids with concealed LED strips that offer plenty of room for supplies, as well as effect a lived-in appeal. Demarcate the area with a steel-framed glass partition.