Top Kitchen Design Trends To Watch Next Year
Although you’re not likely to want to undertake a kitchen remodelling project as we’re moving into the festive season, that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking about how you might update this part of your home in the new year.
House Beautiful recently shared some of the top kitchen design trends for 2019, so if you’re thinking of fitting a new kitchen it’s worth bearing these in mind.
Of course, kitchens aren’t spaces that you’ll want to revamp every few years, so make sure that even if you’re following a design trend that it’s one you’ll be happy to live with for long time, not something you’ll be bored of after six months or a year.
Natalie Meyers, a Los Angeles-based interior designer, offered her take on the big trends for the next 12 months, noting that stone is going to be a popular addition to many kitchens.
You can be creative with this too, introducing the natural material to the likes of backsplashes and waterfall edges, rather than just sticking with using it for countertops, she explained.
Another thing that’s growing in popularity is matte black hardware and appliances. Ms Meyers commented: “What was once a minimal and stark choice in all-white modern kitchens is now fun way to subtly add contrast to wood cabinets and more traditional shaker style kitchens.”
Mixing up the colours of your cabinets is another option if you’re looking for a design statement, she suggested. This might mean having some cabinets in wood and some painted, or choosing two contrasting colours for your kitchen cabinets. When done well, it can look stunning Ms Meyers explained.
So that’s given you some ideas for the design of your kitchen, but what about the more practical elements? One area that many people neglect when choosing a kitchen is their taps.
But as a recent article for the Herts Advertiser pointed out, there is a lot to think about when it comes to this humble piece of kitchen hardware.
The most important is the functionality and features of your new kitchen taps. There is a vast array of options in this area, from taps with swivel spouts and those with pull out hoses to instant boiling water taps.
In fact, the latter are becoming increasingly popular additions to kitchens in the UK, design expert at Benchmarx Kitchens Becca Platts told the newspaper, noting that many people now seem them as a “must-have” appliance, where previously they were considered more of a luxury item.
Their uses are varied, from helping you enjoy an instant cup of tea, to being able to sterilise baby bottles quickly. Of course, these taps also provide cold water and are designed with safety in mind so that you don’t accidentally burn yourself when using them.
Another advantage to them is that you no longer need a kettle if you have these kinds of taps, which means you can free up some space on your kitchen counters. If you’ve got a relatively small kitchen, this could make them a particularly popular option.