Posted on: 2 August 2017
If you're in the process of planning your kitchen renovation project, then you've no doubt spent a considerable amount of time trying to find the right design. With so many different looks and styles available and the ever-evolving features that are considered 'must-haves', it can be difficult to make decisions. This can feel extra daunting because a kitchen renovation is generally an expensive project, and you'll have to live with your choices for many years to come.
Fortunately, it's not necessary to choose either a contemporary style or a simple kitchen that won't be dated within a year or two. Here are three kitchen trends which are modern, beautiful and likely to stay in vogue for the foreseeable future.
1. Stone countertops
Unlike many other countertop trends, such as bright orange resin, stone countertops are an enduringly popular feature in kitchen design. They look fantastic in any style of kitchen and are a durable and timeless investment.
One of the reasons why stone countertops are eternally fashionable is their versatility. The natural and neutral colours of stone can be paired with both light and dark colours, metals and timber with equal effectiveness. This is great if you want to update your kitchen at a later date without the added expense of replacing the countertops again.
2. Open-plan layout
Open-plan living is another trend that is showing no signs of abating. Open-plan kitchens which incorporate dining and living areas are a ubiquitous feature in new homes and are a reflection of the increasingly social use of the kitchen as the heart of the home.
Although removing or relocating internal walls is an added expense to consider, it's a wise way to spend your renovation budget. You'll have a more functional and modern living space, and you'll increase the value and appeal to a wider range of prospective buyers if you should decide to sell your home in the future.
3. Island countertops
Island countertops have maintained their status as a highly desirable kitchen feature for many years. In fact, many homeowners wouldn't consider a kitchen complete without one. Island countertops can be a simple work surface, or you can incorporate other elements such as the sink or stove top into them.
Island countertops are another example of how the way kitchens are used has evolved. They allow the person cooking or preparing food to chat with friends or family instead of having their back turned as they work. Island countertops also act as a breakfast bar, informal dining table and a space for study, homework or paperwork.Share