Our kitchens are the heart beat of our homes and the design of kitchens is always advancing. So what is hot in 2014?
Buying smart: with the economy being slow we need to buy for longevity. So neutral finishes are a big trend this season in cabinetry, countertops and flooring.
Gourmet cooking features are important: such as induction cooktops and quality grills.
Open floor plan kitchens are the way to go: as are built in and concealed appliances which give clean, sleek lines.
Convenience is a main reasons for kitchen renovation: Cabinets and storage needs to be convenient, allowing you to store and access items easily.
Multi-purpose: a kitchen is more than a place to cook. It needs to be a room for cooking, dining, socializing and for family use.
Good quality cabinetry: this is essential to the longevity and aesthetics. Cabinetry that is well built will last, perform well and look great for years to come. In cabinetry, you get what you pay for.
A great quality cooking appliance: be it a stovetop and oven or a range, depending on your style and space. Go for an appliance that is flexible, allowing you to simmer or power boost, and one that is easy to adapt and clean.
Built in appliances: allow for a great look and are one area where you can go for the middle of the road price point.
Lighting: this affects the ambience of your kitchen and allows you to set the mood. It can be an area where you can save money by choosing reasonably priced, great quality fixtures and fittings.
Colour: off white, white and natural wood shades are all big this season and will last throughout the years.
Dining areas: an essential in any busy kitchen, a place to eat and socialize or for children to do homework while you cook. An eating area is essential in today’s kitchen design.