The kitchen is often regarded as the most characterising room in a family home – especially a newly built Beechwood project home.
However, it can be a big task to decide what to include and not include, from the cupboard and cabinetry to the appliances and bench space – even the handles on the drawers can be a challenge.
It’s always handy to know what is on trend and fashionable in the world of Australian project kitchens, so you can best navigate and understand what qualities you would like in your kitchen.
A great place to start looking for inspiration are online sites such as Houzz or Pinterest, you can search very specific terms or see general trends and save them, or Pin them, for later inspiration.
It’s also helpful to research the current trends in kitchen design.
Below are some popular trends in kitchen design that look like they will remain well into 2016.
- Open Shelving – taking a user friendly approach to kitchen storage, open shelving helps to create an airy feel whilst giving a ‘lived in’ feel that is very popular now and looks great.
- Modern-Traditional – the marriage of modern and traditional elements can create a warm and homey feel. Traditional door profiles like Shaker doors and mixing materials like stainless steel and wood are expected to take off.
- Textured & tactile – surfaces that are textured and have an earthy look and feel are becoming more and more common. Untreated, matte woods and stone can be a great and subtle wow factor in a family kitchen.
This list is a great place to start thinking about the characteristics you would like in your new kitchen.