Is your kitchen looking a little behind on the times? Even if you’re not in need of a total overhaul, just a few updates can refresh your cooking / gathering space. HL chatted to Tile Africa and Easylife Kitchens about these 5 kitchen design trends to inject new life into the heart of your home:
1. Customised painting
Painting kitchen cabinets give owners the freedom to choose their kitchen’s exact colours and tones to compliment their individual style. They are installed and then hand painted with a sponge roller to give a unique texture.
Having ample cupboard space is an important feature, but also increases the value of your kitchen. Pantries can take up too much space in smaller kitchens, so try the trendy pull-out systems that hide away and look neater. Because they fit in line with the cupboards, they have no protruding corners. Cupboards are frequently becoming replaced with drawers so you can find what you need easily with their
3. Urban farming
As simple as placing potted herbs on your windowsill. If you are more adventurous, try a vertical planting wall, specially designed racks or floating shelves if you have limited space. For a more permanent fixture, try a slim, elongated island in the centre of the kitchen so that clippings are close at hand while cooking.
4. Wall and floor tiles
Tiles are an effect way to transform your kitchen and will give you years of service. Metallic and stone mosaics, brass, stainless steel, copper and gold finishes, as well as metro tiles are very fashionable for a feature wall. Go for bold colours, such as red, or monochrome black and white. Wood-look inkjet ceramic and porcelain tiles are a good, low maintenance alternative to a solid wood floor. Go for a herringbone pattern or one-third brick design for a contemporary look.
Sink mixers with flat and sleek designs featuring only one leaver to select cold or hot water, both practical and modern. In terms of finishes, high gloss kitchens are still on-trend, and stick to white for a contemporary feel.