5 Kitchen Trends That Stand The Test Of Time
At this time of year, many of us are spending a bit more time in the kitchen than normal. During the summer, it’s all about the salads and the cool drinks straight from the fridge, but in the winter, it’s about stews, soups, hot pots, and hot chocolates – all of the comfort food that makes winter one of the best seasons of the year.
If you’ve been spending more time in your kitchen and you feel a little sad every time you look around, maybe it’s time for an upgrade?
What Is On Trend?
The only issue with upgrading your kitchen is wondering if it will stay on trend? Think back to the 1990s dark wood and multi-coloured surfaces era and how fast it has moved to a sleek, clean, modern kitchen. It has changed in a very short space of time.
However, you also have to think about whether these will look good in your home. A sleek kitchen may look a little out of place in a farmhouse barn conversion, for example. To help make this decision, we’ve gathered together five kitchen trends that have stood the test of time and that we’re expecting to continue to be stylish in almost any setting.
Using Stone for Worktops
Worktops are part of a kitchen that can actually add value to your home as well as to your kitchen. A good work surface is really important if you love to cook, and let’s not forget their aesthetic value.
While many materials can be used for worktops, quartz worktops and marble worktops have always been a firm favourite, and we don’t expect that to change any time soon.
No, we don’t mean a tiki beach hut all covered with coconuts and banana leaves; we’re talking about kitchen islands!
In the UK, small kitchens don’t always have a space for an island, but if you have got space, they are a timeless piece that always sets a kitchen off and gives you that sense of grandeur!
The Butler Sink
Butler sinks (and their smaller relative, Belfast sinks) have always been popular in kitchens because of their aesthetic beauty and hardiness. Butler and Belfast sinks are usually bigger than a regular kitchen sink and allow for more space for washing up and cleaning. They look fantastic set against nearly any worktop too.
In some ways, subway tiles are like Marmite, especially with Londoners; you either hate them or love them. If done right, though, subway tiles are a timeless and classic look that can effortlessly blend into modern minimalist finishes or into a more contemporary farmhouse look.
It’s impossible to overstate the need for great lighting in a kitchen. Whether that means installing an enormous window, bright ceiling lights, or even new modern LED lights under the cabinets and under the island, having great lighting in a kitchen can make or break the look.
A word of warning about lightning, consider where you’ll be spending most of your time; many people have a certain ‘spot’ in their kitchen they use for preparation, so it’s best to ensure this part specifically is really well lit!
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