The kitchen is the heart of every home, it’s the place where family and friends come together and memories are made. Your kitchen is the place you begin your day, entertain friends, share and cook meals together, so you deserve a kitchen which is not only tranquil but also comfortable and functional. When designing your new kitchen it’s important to add some special touches to ensure it suits your lifestyle and ties your home and loved ones together. At Pantha Homes we understand just how important this space is, so we have put together the five top trends to help you achieve your dream kitchen.
White is an all-time classic colour choice, however we are now starting to see darker colours emerge as the primary cabinetry colour choice. Bold kitchen islands, a variety of paints and wood stains break up the traditional all-white kitchen and add individuality to the colour palette. Natural and neutral shades are also trending as a popular secondary colour choice without over powering the total look of the room and making it feel too dark and overwhelming.
Streamlined Materials, Textures and Finishes
Whilst Farmhouse and Hamptons styles are still popular, trends are re-emerging for streamlined and aesthetically pleasing designs, creating a relaxed, stress-free environment. Simple, clean lines continue to grow in popularity. Bulky hardware and door handles are now virtually fading out, with a preference for seamless one touch draws and cabinets, allowing the doors and countertops take centre stage. This design trend also includes concealed range hoods and ventilation. Hiding these essentials away in unique cabinetry adds to the surprise and intrigue of your functional Kitchen space.
We are living in the age of technology and integrating smart thinking into your kitchen, appliances and lighting will not only add a new sense of style and convenience to your home but it will also save you time and add value. There is now a huge range of monition sensors and one touch systems to easily open doors, draws and even turn on lighting from your smart phone. Clever appliances can also scan your grocery receipt to alert you when groceries are running low or food is ready to expire. Smart stove top burners ensure your food never boils over, minimising spills and cleaning. Integrating technology into your kitchen is now one of the biggest trends in home design.
Space Saving Solutions
One big frustration in any kitchen is wasted space. Now there is unlimited ideas on genius storage solutions which can cater for the master chef or the busy working family. Effective space saving storage is one of the key foundations of a clever kitchen design. Storage solutions can include nooks, bottle racks, appliance garages for small appliances, drawer dividers for cutlery & utensils, pull-outs for spices, tray dividers, roll-out trays and caddies for pots & pans; as well as wastebasket cabinets for garbage and recyclables and/or deep drawers. A range of new storage options will continue to emerge to help make home cooking effortless and fun. New trends are now emerging to double the island bench with the family dining table and incorporate additional storage under the bench for appliances like wine fridges. This savvy idea has been inspired from the popular US television series Big Little Liesand is on display at the Arlington Pantha Homes Display Home at Stockland Newport.
Stone Reigns Supreme
Stone continues to be the go to choice for high end finishes giving your kitchen a contemporary feel with a functional, hard waring and easy to maintain finish. Stone is now also used as an adaptable and cost effective finish for splashbacks with colours and finishes only limited by your imagination, designed to suit your overall concept whilst limiting grout lines. It’s also in keeping with the streamlined style. Trends are moving towards neutral colors like: grey, taupe, creamy or white finishes.
A beautiful kitchen you enjoy and like spending time is great for you and your family’s health and happiness. A functional, aesthetically pleasing kitchen will draw family and guests into the very heart and warmth of your home.
The experts at the Pantha Homes Design Studio will guide you through the huge range of options and inclusions to suit your lifestyle and make the most of your budget. There is no limit to the designs and the ways Pantha Homes will help you build a house and create a home. Visit our inspiration page for more Kitchen inspo or contact the Pantha Homes Sales and Design Experts on 07 38897007, we are here to help you build a house and create a home.