After you have decided the shape of your kitchen and storage space, designing it will be the next step. People have unique tastes and outlook, which represent their personal style. According to that, you can make your kitchen homely, personal, professional or intimate.Here are some kitchen designs and trends for you.
Modern kitchen designs and trends are:
1.Standard items like ordinary tile backsplashes and safe cabinet finish choices are being traded for something more personal, from mosaic backsplashes to cork flooring.
2.If there is availability of space, island is being created. Expanding workspaces and reducing walking distance between work zones, including an island in design is bound to make space more functional and style-forward.
3.Environmentally friendly designs aren’t just in vogue-they’re valuable, helping to preserve the health of your family and the planet, while potentially saving you money (the more energy-efficient your appliances are, the cheaper they are to run).
4.Track lighting takes a backseat as xenon under-cabinet lighting, which is cooler is preferred.
5.The days of crammed cabinets are giving way to walk-in or built-in pantries.
6.Open kitchen trend is still doing the rounds with a cozy little spot adjacent to the kitchen.
7.Popular palettes are soft color tones like cashmeres, ambers of mild slatey grays, blues and greens. Two or three alternating colours (pleasant hues) are the order of the day.
Cabinet doors are the face of the kitchen trendy designs. Whichever material you choose, durability and low-maintenance have to be the key. As most of the cabinet carcasses nowadays are made of chipboard, the only thing you have to worry about is the finish of the cabinet doors. Basically, you can choose from wood or laminate.
Here again you can go for solid wood or wood veneer. The latter is cheaper and is less under the influence of weather conditions. Changes in temperature and humidity due to your kitchen activities will affect solid wooden kitchen doors. Besides that, veneer will also give more uniformity, as a piece of wood is cut in thin strips to cover all the doors.You can get creative with Laminate cupboard doors. The possibility in colour, texture and shine seem endless. You can go for a soft look with creamy colours and a matt finish or, if you want to make a real statement, choose the Italian style with shining fronts and bold colours.Laminate cupboards are virtually maintenance-free. It only needs the occasional wipe or two and it is clean again. In the long run, these suffer from a lot less wear and tear and will stay fresh for a good number of years.