Some of the key trends we see repeatedly are:
White country kitchens with heavy bench tops, strong external lighting solutions and often ridged cupboards to provide that quaint English kitchen charm.
Simple white modern kitchens often take advantage of the clean look of down lighting. It is an easy way to add seamless and non-obtrusive lighting to an all white kitchen. Clean shark nose lip cupboard doors without handles, enclosed fridges and sharp all white kitchen appliances help achieve this white gloss kitchen style.
A country-style kitchen has the ability to add some strong and often very beautiful pieces of wood to give texture. Country-style kitchens can afford splash backs with more intricate tile formations and open cupboards with exposed pots. You will also often see cupboards with glass inlay to reveal the contents. If you have or want a wooden kitchen, take into the care of solid wood bench tops into account. To keep them in good condition, a solid style bees wax polish or oil dependant on wood type will keep it in good condition and avoid warping or moisture to seep into the wood grain.
Grey kitchen designs have been a large trend for 2016, taking inspiration for hotels and chef kitchens. This brings together concrete-look bench tops, copper tapware and extending bench tops into splash backs giving the appearance of space. Black tapware has also seen a rise in popularity, often matching back to bathrooms that use the same style.
For the daring or bold we have also completed several red kitchens. These designs are very strong and not for the faint-hearted. Red glass splash back are easy to install, very cost effective and come in a wide range of colours. This blast of colour creating your dream red kitchen is also very easy to clean. The latest in kitchen design has also seen the introduction of stronger colours in cabinetry.
Reducing your budget slightly for an investment property can be considered, as the wear and tear on appliances can be higher. Rather than a strong toned black and white, you may tend to choose a more neutral design like a sleek, modern, white kitchen renovation so it appeals to a wider audience.
Call us today at Total Kitchens so we can help with your dream kitchen style and design (02) 9737 9033