Designing a kitchen in your forever home can be daunting. After all, trends come and go, and you don’t want to be left with an outdated kitchen just a few years after installation.
Luckily, some kitchen design elements will never go out of fashion. Here are eight to get you started.
1. Paint the town … white
White is a popular choice in the kitchen for one reason: it doesn’t date. Before you start to worry about it being boring, remember the bolder the kitchen, the bigger chance there is of you changing your mind down the track. Classic is key here and, if necessary, pops of colour and personality can be brought in with accessories.
2. Shaker-style cabinets
Once an essential ingredient for the farmhouse kitchen style, now the perfect choice for Hamptons-style kitchens, shaker-style cabinets are a popular choice because of their simplicity and ability to complement most styles.
3. Appliances that suit the way you live
Do you like to entertain? Or perhaps you want to enjoy a cafe-quality coffee in the morning as soon as you wake up? Whatever your wish, there is an appliance to meet all of your kitchen needs. When it comes to choosing appliances like a coffee machine or double oven, and French fridge doors, choose the right choice to suit your space and lifestyle.
4. The natural look
The kitchen is the hub of any home and your benchtop choice matters. Choose materials that give off a natural vibe, and you can be confident that your kitchen will never go out of style.
5. Subway tiles
The popularity of subway tiles keeps growing and growing. Simple and sophisticated, their size makes them a versatile choice that will suit many kitchen styles. They also come in different shades to match all colour palettes; however, white would be an excellent choice.
Probably the most underrated design element in any kitchen, handles can have a massive impact on the overall look of your kitchen. When choosing handles, consider the look and feel of your kitchen design as well as the size and material needed to open and close your cupboards and drawers with ease.
7. Install an island
An island bench is a beautiful addition to any kitchen for many reasons. It works for most layouts, is perfect for entertaining guests on those less formal occasions and for having a quick meal with family. Plus, the extra storage makes it very difficult to go past an island bench.
8. A large sink
When it comes to your sink, the bigger the better. While most of the benefits of a large sink are apparent, an often overlooked benefit is that they’re also great for hiding clutter and dirty dishes.