When it comes to home refurbishment, the kitchen is one of the areas that require special attention. You can create a cutting-edge space with the latest kitchen fixtures and fittings. We want our homes to be standard, and kitchen is the best place to illustrate how standard you want your home to look. Personalising the design of the kitchen with contrasting cabinetry and surfaces with a more eclectic mix of materials has gained tremendous popularity. Creating designs with unusual materials and finishes is the latest look for kitchens, as such should be considered when thinking of giving your kitchen a new look.
Texture and colour create a perfect contrast, and both can be used in much the same way to bring balance to low-sheen lacquers, flat matt walls, and sharpen worktops. When talking about textures, doors are not left out; what will always remain a strong trend is a textured door finish. While this trend can take the form of an unfinished raw natural material and rough-hewn, however, foils, vinyl wraps, and lacquers that depict the look and feel of stone, cement, and wood are far more accessible. The admiration for the look of natural materials with the consistency and practicality of man-made, stone-effect worktops, cladding, door fronts and splashbacks continues to feature in modern kitchen refurbishment in Leicestershire design schemes.
Metal-wrapped doors and panels, and textured surfaces in the kitchen are an emerging trend, while over the past few years, bright metallic finishes have skyrocketed in popularity. Concrete and stone finishes and decors are now monolithically used together with matching panels and worktops, to achieve a homogenous appearance making the kitchen look as if it was cast in concrete. Metal coatings have texture and depth; they can be mixed with book-matched blanch, gloss lacquers, or a textured finish to establish a flaky effect. Also, metal sheets add to their beauty as they age because they acquire natural lustre during their ageing process.
In a switch from natural materials, there is now a trend to include luxurious and anarchistic surfaces in a kitchen. Rather than rely on expensive and sophisticated appliances to achieve a luxurious look, textures and materials can be used and as such, they have become an essential element, ranging from mirrored splash backs to stainless steel. Ceramic worktops that look like natural stone are also being used in open-plan living areas to give the design an opulent feel. They’re set to be the next big thing as they’re hugely practical and come in a wide variety of colours and finishes.
When the fittings and fixtures of your kitchen have been chosen, the flooring and walls should be the next point of call. Replica tiles and heritage paints create authenticity and can be a good point to start. Sticking to neutral colours with modernity such as grey is a good choice; however, blues and soft greens have gained tremendous popularity and can also be considered. No matter what you are looking to achieve with your design, whether you want a modern, minimalist, traditional or rustic look, there are many material options to choose from to accomplish your design goal.