The kitchen was always seen as a back room where dishes were washed, meals prepared and food kept. Now, homeowners are shifting their priorities when it comes to the kitchen. Looking to modern kitchen designs, Brisbane property holders are investing in modern trends for both form and function. Kitchen appliances, storage spaces, floor lay-out and over-all style are being considered.
The kitchen has cemented itself as the centre, the heart of the home. A place where families and friends get together – a social area for homeowners and guests. Because of this, the kitchen has a far bigger purpose and a bigger focus.
Achieving a modern family kitchen in 2018 and beyond means considering the latest trends in storage, space and technology. There are technological advances in accordance with environmental requirements. The change in social dynamics have also contributed to the lay-out, space and arrangement of modern kitchens. From lighting to storage spaces, here are a few trends to consider when wanting to update to a modern kitchen design:
A Smart Kitchen
Technology has come a long way and the kitchen has absorbed its advantages. It is present in appliances and it can also be integrated into the whole kitchen. What used to be seen in movies, as a gateway to a futuristic home, are now present in modern-day homes. From responsive lights to refrigerators, pre-programmed ovens and safe cooktops, the next few years will welcome the smart kitchen.
While most smart selections are expensive – such as voice activated features – there are more affordable options available. Consider cook tops that have safety sensors that turn off when it detects spillage, over-heating, long absence or even accidental starts, and induction stove cooktops that don’t burn your hand. These are some of the technological highlights available today. Which is why Craftbuilt Kitchens partners with Kleenmaid when it comes to kitchen appliances because of its elegant, efficient, environmentally-friendly and efficient products. A technology integrated modern kitchen is definitely a huge kitchen trend in 2018.
Storage Is Everything
According to a survey from Houzz, clutter has been a top reason for home-owners looking to renovate their kitchens. When planning your modern family kitchen with Craftbuilt Kitchens, we offer you alternatives such as a pull-out shelves or cutlery and utensil systems, cabinets with clever storage solutions by Hafele for fuss free organisation.
To create a clean and modern look, our clients are choosing to hide their appliances within the storage lay-out and upgrade cabinets to hold specific items – from dinnerware to multi purpose waste bins. What’s left is a clean modern kitchen design that guests and family can enjoy – without the clutter! A sneaky design but one that many homeowners love.
Contemporary and Modern: Popular Kitchen Choices
We are living “in the now.” Over 50% of homeowners are looking to contemporary and modern kitchen designs for their renovations.
A contemporary kitchen features high functionality designs for a modern kitchen but also incorporate traditional ideas to give the space a livable , welcome feel. This kind of design feature pieces that have softened and rounded lines. Modern kitchens feature stark and bolder lines with engineered quartz as a leading surface material for a lot of homeowners.
White Is Still a Favourite Colour
White is the leading choice for walls, cabinetry and benchtops. About 60% choose white as a wall colour and gray is seen as a second choice. Both colours exude elegance and a clean feel. This is a particularly common selection for clients who dislike seeing clutter, which is why clients love it .
Gray continues to trend because of its versatility. It complements dark colours such as black as well as many more. Aside from Grey and White, homeowners are looking at uplifting colors, interesting geometrics, bohemian look and bespoke touches for that added glam and charm.
Hardwood Still Beloved
Ceramic kitchen tiles have always been a choice for many but renovating homeowners are updating their modern kitchen designs with hardwood. Whether stained or unstained, hardwood flooring tops the list. For property owners who still want the hardwood look but want something that is easier to maintain, many consider ceramic flooring in their modern family kitchen.
Do you wish to achieve the latest and modern kitchen design while incorporating your personal style? Our professional designers at 2958 Logan Road, Underwood, QLD 4119 are happy to help you. You can also call us at (07) 3341 9166 to set an appointment.