Sheffield based bespoke kitchen specialists, Concept Interiors, discuss what’s hot in the world of kitchen design?
- March 10, 2017
At Concept Interiors in Sheffield, we have noticed the number of people opting to go for quartz has risen steadily over recent years. This trend looks set to continue in the year ahead as the quality and value of materials becomes an important consideration. Previously quartz was seen as a luxury kitchen surface, perhaps out of the price range of the average household, but the development of composite surfaces such as Silestone and Dekton is opening the possibility of natural stone as an option for your kitchen worktops. The upgrade to natural stone can greatly increase the grandeur of the room for a relatively modest price increase. Concept Interiors are Sheffield’s elite Silestone & Dekton kitchen showroom with several quality displays showcasing both materials.
Handle-less kitchen units
The overall linear look is proving very popular in today’s modern kitchen, and we will continue to see more plain and handle-less doors for a simple yet modern style, predominantly in gloss finishes and in grey or neutral earthy hues as seen in the example below. We also think that the traditional grained timber and timber effects sector in natural tones will also become more popular thanks to the increase in painted colour options, and this will only continue to grow as homeowner’s desire a look that is both sleek and flexible.
Having clutter-free worktops is an emerging interior design trend. As seen below in this stunning German kitchen in Sheffield, it can open up the space and allows the home cook to calmly prepare their food at a clear surface. The options for cabinetry are developing to enable this layout, carrying various compartments and shelves for everything from seasoning and oils to paper towels and tea bags. Clear worktops can also create the illusion of a larger kitchen space as seen in the island below.
At Concept Interiors, we’re anticipating a rise in popularity of grey and white tones in the kitchen. As seen in this modern kitchen in Sheffield, these colours can work to varying degrees, whether it’s entire cabinets, worktops or appliances, or subtle hues coming through in various details and accents such as kitchen accessories. While black and white have always been popular finishes, recent years has seen demand for grey products surge and we expect that demand for grey surfaces of all shades, to be a key trend for 2017.
Technology is rapidly developing in the contemporary home leaving the kitchen as no exception. In the coming year, there will be more of a focus on appliances such as integrated speakers with Bluetooth functionality, colour changing lights and even pop up sockets for phone charging, giving even the most traditional kitchens a subtle, modern twist.