The kitchen is more than just a room. It’s a memory factory. It’s a place where stories are shared, and memories are made. It’s a place where sorrows are bemoaned and then buried under platefuls of good food and glasses of fine wine. It’s a place where the whole family gathers for a delicious and nutritious meal to share their experiences and bring one another joy. Yet while this social hub of the household shares a special place in every heart, it also sees a lot of action. Every time a hot cooking hot is left too long on a surface, every time a marble mortar is dropped on a tile, every time a knife misses the chopping block and gouges a streak in a wooden unit the kitchen bears a scar. There was once a time when the kitchen was pristine, loaded with the latest gadgets and positively gleaming with promise. Now, however, it’s starting to show its age. The built in mod cons which were all the rage are starting to look decidedly quaint, the surfaces have seen better days, the flooring is looking very sorry for itself and the whole ambience of the kitchen has gone from glistening futurism to shabby chic.
Must Have Kitchen Design Trends For 2018
With spring well and truly here, many people choose to embrace the time honored spirit of “out with the old, in with the new” and using the season of cheer and optimism as a good excuse for some much needed renovation in the kitchen. Since kitchen renovations are proven to add value to the home and increase its chances of resale, it’s a shrewd move to make, too! If you have a mind to inject some style and vigor into your culinary escapades this season, you’ll likely be on the lookout for the must have design trends and must have gadgets of 2018. Hopefully the following will point you in the right direction to help you assemble a kitchen that you’ll adore cooking, feasting and making memories in for many years to come.
It’s alright if it’s not all white
If the idea of a kitchen so white and surgically clean that it looks more like a dentist’s waiting room than a place where meals are prepared doesn’t float your boat doesn’t appeal I bring glad tidings… White is on the way out! Recent months have seen a shift away from pristine whites, sterile silvers and cold aquamarines and towards deeper palettes. It’s not uncommon to see a range of blacks, grays, plums, blues and greens in kitchen showrooms all over the world. Although white countertops are still very common, featuring in over 40% of new renovations, don’t be afraid to give your kitchen a sense of your own idiosyncratic personality. Deep, rich colors are slowly but surely making a big impression on the kitchen scene.
Walkin’ on wood
Linoleum is a wonderful zero maintenance flooring but it can look cheap. Likewise tiles bring an enormous sense of class to a kitchen but are easily scratched, scuffed or marked. For this reason, hardwood flooring is the only choice for a kitchen that is elegant and classy yet functional and hard wearing. The beauty of hardwood (other than its charming good looks) is its versatility. By experimenting with colors and finishes it can be tailored to suit any contemporary or traditional kitchen. It can resist spills and stains and although it is hard wearing it can be changed as your tastes evolve by sanding it down and refinishing it.
A kitchen that is gorgeous, hard wearing and smarter than ever is now within your reach in 2018!
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