The new kitchen: top 5 trends

The heart of the home lies in the kitchen and over the last couple of years kitchen design has changed drastically. What can you do to ensure that your home’s heart doesn’t look outdated? We compiled a list of the five hottest trends right now for your inspiration.

White and wood

The great thing about this trend is that the kitchen looks modern but without the sterility, the wood brings the warmth.

Subway Tile

The so-called subway tile, a white glazed ceramic tile, has been making waves in the interior decorating world for a while now and its popularity keeps on growing. It gives your kitchen a traditional feeling without making it feel outdated.

Marble Countertops

Marble is known as a high maintenance finish and while this is true, the long term benefits of this finish outweighs the work you have to put in. Because it is natural element it adds a striking visual effect.

Two-Tone Cabinets

Painting upper cabinets and lower cabinets different colours adds an interesting visual perspective, the great thing about this is that you can change the colours as often as you like and it is a quick, somewhat inexpensive décor makeover solution.

Open Shelving

We never thought we would hear controversy about a décor solution, but here we have it. Open shelving is a bit like Marmite - either you love it or hate it. So what are the Pro’s? open shelving can make a small kitchen look much larger, you will be more organised because things are out in the open for everyone to see, and it's a great way to put all your lovely things on display. Cons: you will have to put away all those less visually appealing glasses and crockery.

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