The Ultimate Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of all homes. It’s where the family gathers every night to share a meal and talk about their days. Kitchens are about togetherness, creativity and entertaining. That is why we believe that when it comes to designing your kitchen, we all deserve the latest and greatest features. The kitchen is at the center of every home. Here are our top 6 must-haves for the ultimate kitchen:

Scullery

Sculleries are the latest kitchen trend and are an absolute must have for a family that loves to entertain. Originally used as a servants’ kitchen, sculleries are now the perfect way to keep the main kitchen looking clean and organised. They provide a hidden room that can house any small appliances that you may not want sitting in full view in the kitchen, and prove extra bench space and storage for times when you need it. Sculleries have been incredibly popular in our latest home designs and we predict they won’t be going anywhere any time soon!

Integration

As this list goes on, you’ll soon discover that the most up-and-coming kitchen trends all work towards one thing: a truly seamless, minimalist, clean space. Integrating your large appliances such as fridges or dishwashers behind custom-made cabinetry, creates a seamless effect that will leave you thinking, “Is this the kitchen?”. Integrated appliances allow you to create a truly seamless design, as you no longer have to take into consideration how the appliance will work in the overall design.

Handleless Kitchens

Sticking with the theme of seamless kitchens, designing yours so that it is handleless creates a sleek, minimalist look. Choose from a range of substitutes for handles including a J shaped hook to run along the top of each cupboard or our personal favourite, the electric push-to-open drawers. A handleless kitchen will create a streamlined effect and add to your slick design.

Colour Palette

2017 is the year of minimalism and our kitchens aren’t exempt from this. Throughout our homes, we’re seeing neutral, monochromatic colour palettes with pops of live greenery or rich colours. For your kitchen, think industrial greys or sharp black and whites softened with natural wooden elements and plants.

Technology

Fridges that connect to your Wi-Fi so you can re-order your groceries and coffee machines that connect to your iPhone so you can set your coffee to start brewing at the same time your alarm goes off in the morning. These high-tech gadgets are by no means a necessity, but boy they are fun.

Waterfall edges

We’re seeing waterfall edges in a lot of our home designs recently. What are they? A waterfall edge refers to the way a stone bench top island extends down the side of a cabinet all the way to the floor. This once again, is perfect for creating a sleek, seamless look.

It’s clear from this list that kitchen design is moving towards completely integrated, seamless design, leaving you the space and freedom to create your next foodie masterpiece without all the clutter. For more information on how you can incorporate any of these features into your dream home, contact us today!