Posted on: 3rd July 2020
The ‘Living Kitchen’
Whether you want to overhaul your current kitchen design or refresh a tired kitchen cabinet colour scheme, every effective kitchen combines many elements – layout, cabinets, worktops, appliances, tiling, and so forth. But what's hot in the world of kitchen design?
2020 is the year of the 'living kitchen' where function, aesthetic, and technology combine to make day-to-day life a little easier and unify the rest of the home.
'Irrespective of trends, when it comes to kitchen design, people still set out with the same objectives: they want an efficient and comfortable workspace that looks good and is nice to cook in. What has changed dramatically – and will continue to do so – is the amount of technology we now have at our fingertips.
There are, of course, some strong key themes this year. Storage is and will continue to be, a big part of the kitchen space, especially for smaller kitchens. We're looking at ways to conceal storage, maximize space, and improve user convenience, and we'll be utilizing corner units more than ever before.
There's also an increased focus on sustainability and the need for quality furniture that is environmentally friendly, so as consumers we're becoming more conscious about the products we buy for our home.
The 'painted kitchen' is a practical choice, offering a modern take on a more traditional look and finish. This is great for emphasizing both furniture and architectural detail, and the ever-versatile grey will continue to be the neutral of the moment, with taupe and light greys through to charcoal and slate grey, proving to be the most popular in 2020.
‘Offering a new lease of life to the kitchen cabinet, painted furniture when paired with authentic raw materials like marble and concrete will create a durable kitchen environment that is a classic in nature, yet contemporary in the finish,
Technology will be key for kitchen designs to coincide with the evolution of modern lifestyles, all whilst maintaining a high end, sleek aesthetic.
Technology in the kitchen has developed over the past 10 years, with the use of steam ovens, vacuum drawers, and fridges that keep food fresh for longer surging in popularity. It’s becoming even more of an essential for new technologies such as wi-fi enabled gadgets that are easily controlled from the phone, and USB points and sockets in draws, and lighting solutions. Built-in, they can be controlled through virtual digital assistants like Alexa or Siri so you can operate your kitchen lighting by voice or remote control.