So what’s next in the world of kitchens? We’re ready to look ahead to 2017 and see a whole new wave of smart design, so we asked Travis Dean, director of Cantilever Interiors, for his take on what we can expect (and look forward to). Here are his top 4 trends:
1. Integrated storage and workstations
It’s becoming increasingly popular to integrate appliances and workstations into the design of a kitchen to create a sense of flow and cohesion. It’s important to ensure that appliances such as fridges and microwaves don’t dominate the aesthetic of your kitchen and this focus stops your kitchen looking cluttered and busy. When selecting appliances remember to choose ones that are specifically designed for integration and avoid plastic aftermarket ‘integration kits’ – these aftermarket options don’t last as long and put stress on the joinery hinges and may damage your kitchen.
Storage in a kitchen is a must, so having a pantry that is tucked behind joinery is a great way to provide generous storage while being discreet!
2. Pared-back colour palette
Having a pared-back colour palette allows your kitchen to always sit comfortably within the interior style of your home. Cantilever Interiors’ kitchens feature open shelving, which mean objects and homewares can still be included in your kitchen and reflect your own personal style – and can always be re-arranged for a refresh!
3. Getting smarter in small spaces
We believe that size shouldn’t matter when it comes to a well-designed and functioning kitchen. Carefully considering the placement of appliances, lighting, ergonomic efficiency and storage capacity is becoming increasingly important when it comes to kitchen design! Our new Wanda Shelving system is a great way to maximise storage as it provides a functional display space to keep kitchenware and is super handy for smaller kitchen spaces! Wanda’s palette works particularly well with our K3 Kitchen System too!
4. Being creative with floral arrangements!
Beautiful floral arrangements, large leafy greens and plants bring life to your kitchen space and is a great way to bring the outdoors inside and add an organic touch to your kitchen space.
Find heaps of inspiration for on-trend kitchens here: