Here we are at the beginning of a brand new decade! The kitchen of the 2020’s is all about striking a balance between cutting edge and timeless design.
Here are Hampton Kitchens top tips to ensure the kitchen you invest in withstands the test of time, whist still exhibiting the latest trends.
7 ways to bring your kitchen into the new decade…
1 Bespoke Colours
When choosing your cabinet doors, you can choose from a pallet of stocked colours, or opt for a bespoke shade with an exact match from the RAL system.
Blue cabinets are set to catch on even more in 2020, particularly in contrasting shades like the Dark Blue and Steel Blue, pictured.
2 Bold Textures
Texture is in! The Dekton worktop, pictured, is extremely hard wearing, and the bold pattern breaks up the large island surface area. Mixing with the copper metallics gives this scheme its super modern industrial notes.
3. Contrast Cabinets
Two tone and even three tone kitchens continue to grow in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. Mixing up the colours of the wall cabinets and the base units provides more depth and dimension and it works equally well in small kitchens as well as large spaces.
4 Hidden Hoods
Not keen on the typical extractor fan? There are many elegant solutions now, particularly good for islands with hobs.
The Nest hood from Faber, pictured, hides the extractor within the glass lamp when not in use.
5 Connected Appliances
Smart appliances are the future! Everything from your fridge to your oven to your dishwasher can now be connected to your WIFI, so you can control them remotely through apps or with voice… just ask Alexa!
6 Storage Solutions
Larder unit towers and drawer systems that give you easy access to items from all three sides are the latest way to keep provisions visible and clearly organised. Width, height, depth and glass fronts can all be tailored, and these sturdy systems have an impressive load bearing capacity.
7 Integrated Islands
More and more customers are choosing to extend their kitchen space to make way for a BIG kitchen island!
As well as adding extra worktop, storage and dining space, islands are being super-sized to incorporate lifestyle elements, such as plumbed-in ice troughs, pull-out chopping boards and integrated wine coolers and fridges.
Island life is not just about entertaining… they are great places for children’s craft projects too.