A New Year

What will 2022 bring for kitchen design now that the world is starting to have positive vibes after two years of uncertainty from Covid?

People are maximising their comforts by buying top of the range accessories for everyday use. Quooker boiling taps are high on the list of 'must haves' for those never-ending cups of tea and coffee if working from home still, and dedicated premium coffee machines such a Miele’s CM 6560 countertop coffee machine are in demand. Click here

Large open plan kitchens are here to stay, homeowners often forsaking a separate dining room to enlarge the area so that a family zone often incorporating a media unit or computer to work from home. Extra space allows for a central island, a large pantry

 or a big fridge freezer such as Sub Zero or Fisher Paykel.  click here

New styles of full-length folding and sliding doors are enabling more people to extend their kitchens using glass to maximise the effect. Full length windows help the natural light to flood in and enable you to enjoy your garden as the seasons pass. Lantern style skylights let the natural light flood in from above and is an easy way to brighten up your kitchen.

Textured finishes are becoming popular as the move away from the minimalist white look gathers momentum (to be fair, a white kitchen will always have a place in someone’s heart, understandably so, as the freshness of a white kitchen never dies) Veined marble or quartz, identifiable woodgrain, paint colours and coloured glass are increasingly incorporated into kitchen designs.

Slab splashbacks are ever more popular adding a pop of colour, or toned with veined quartz and marble to match or coordinate with your worktop.

Colours are everchanging but this year we are seeing a big increase in green tones for painted kitchens: forest, mint, sage, coriander and blues and greys with gold finishes and gold-coloured accessories still being the favourite choice. 

Whatever the changes two years of a pandemic have wrought on the UK, the kitchen is still one of the most popular rooms on the list for revamping  for which we are thankful as we go from strength to strength at the start of this coming year. 

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