Kitchen design tips from expert kitchen designers in Sheffield.

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  • November 19, 2016

At Concept Interiors, we understand that remodelling your kitchen is a huge commitment. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that you’re getting the best return by making choices that’ll last. Here are some design trends that our kitchen design team consider to have respectable staying power.

With over 30 years of design experience, we understand that your kitchen is the one place where you want to be really careful about trendy choices. The last thing you want is a kitchen that’s out of sync in just a few years simply because you followed a trend at that particular period of time. Instead, look at the trends in terms of the value they bring to your life and your home.

Here are some design trends that we think are popular here and now, but have staying power because they address lifestyle needs, convenience, and savings — ensuring you’ll enjoy your dream kitchen for many years to come.

  1. Do you love white kitchen cabinets? If so, you cannot go wrong.

It’s difficult to believe that white kitchens could get any more popular. But the preference for white cabinets continues to soar. White (or off-white) doors create a light and clean look in a kitchen. Cabinets in shades of white are enduring and versatile, appearing in cottage, traditional, and even modern kitchens. Below you can see both a white traditional Shaker kitchen that we have produced and installed in Doncaster and a modern German kitchen that we designed and installed in Sheffield.

Hand_painted_bespoke_kitchen_Sheffield_5 Bespoke Shaker kitchen in Sheffield by Concept Interiors.

Siemens appliances Sheffield. White German handle-less kitchen in Sheffield.


  1. Do you want to introduce some colour into your kitchen? Go for neutral greys.

The popularity of sleek, sophisticated grey colour schemes is soaring. However, please do bear in mind that grey’s can be tricky. For example, in cold, cloudy climates, grey can appear frozen unless you use it on warm materials, or pair it with hot colours such as reds and yellows. On the other hand, grey can appear pleasantly cool and classy in sunny, hot climates — a breath of fresh air in heat and humidity. Many homeowners are now opting for refined neutral colours and earthy tones that work well with a variety of design elements. These colours not only provide a sense of warmth, but give you more design freedom to add bold colours elsewhere, providing a seamless blend throughout the house. So while white kitchens are a safe bet as discussed above, grey is neutral enough — and close enough to white — to have staying power if you use it well.

Painted bespoke Shaker kitchen in Sheffield. Painted bespoke kitchens in Sheffield.

Shaker kitchens Sheffield. Neff appliances Sheffield.


  1. Clean lines and subtle design.

Two other dominant trends that we have come to notice for kitchen cabinets are clean lines and subtle designs. To ensure design flexibility in the long term, we have noticed that cabinet door styles have become simpler, using clean lines. As the modern style continues to gain steam, clean lines and subtle designs make ideal sense for anyone looking to upgrade their kitchen cabinets.

We have noticed a steep growth in demand for contemporary style kitchen design.  Contemporary looks sleek and clean. However, this style of design encourages a non-cluttered look, which can be hard to maintain in a busy home. As such, at Concept Interiors, we can create a totally unique transitional design which combines contemporary and traditional to exploit the best parts of each.

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  1. Shaker style.

Shaker style cabinets have remained in vogue for years. At first glance, some associate shaker as a plain, square design that doesn’t leave much room for imagination. However, at Concept Interiors, we manufacture many more attractive versions of the shaker.

The Real Bamforth Shaker kitchen with black and silver miele appliances Shaker style Hand painted modern kitchen

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  1. Functional Design

Every aspect of the home needs to casually blend function and design. One should never have to sacrifice one for the other, especially with today’s design improvements across the home. At Concept Interiors, we have taken this to heart and created kitchen cabinets that not only look beautiful, but accommodate your needs for better storage, organisation and access. We are finding that smart homeowners are utilising every inch of space when it comes to their kitchen cabinets. What we always suggest to our customers is to never neglect the space above your cabinets, below your cabinets, between your cabinets or in those tight corners.

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  1. Horizontal Orientation Cabinetry

Squares and vertical rectangles are still the preferred designs for kitchen cabinets, however, there is a rise in horizontal cabinetry. As cabinets get wider, there is less of a need to stack cabinets (if you have enough storage). This not only makes access much easier, but gives your kitchen a cleaner, more refined look. If you’re looking for more organisation, you can also add drawer inserts to de-clutter all those pots, pans and numerous other kitchen utensils you have.

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  1. High-Tech Cabinet Options

We live in a new world where we are always connected and as expert designers, we have taken that to heart. As a result, many homeowners are adding a tech perspective to their kitchen cabinets such as built-in charging stations, hands-free functionality and tablet holders. These additions, along with other innovative kitchen ideas, have made living in the 21st century that much easier.

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In conclusion to the points discussed above, trends are trends because more and more people agree it is the right way to go. However, as we have pointed out before, personalised cabinets and kitchens will never go away. One must feel comfortable in your own kitchen and as such, install kitchen cabinets that feel right to you and only you. That is where we come in to ensure that we, as expert designers, work closely with you, the client, the achieve the dream kitchen that works for you, your family and your daily living requirements.

 If you’re looking for more design help or want to start planning and designing your dream bespoke kitchen or other room interior, then do not hesitate to contact Concept Interiors in Sheffield on 0114 285 2762 to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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