With the housing market stirring from its long slumber and a sense of optimism emerging in the economy, you might be considering a house move or planning to add value to your existing home with upgrades. We don’t know what the future holds but make sure you take the time to gather ideas and plan well ahead so that you’re shovel-ready when the time comes.

A new kitchen can add up to a whopping 10% to the value of your home, so making sure you choose the right kitchen or project for your property is paramount.
What’s trending in the Kitchen Company world?

Open-plan Spaces
We’re seeing more and more open-plan living with customers either knocking rooms into one or building extensions to create a fabulous multi-function living space, incorporating kitchen, dining and sitting areas clearly defined in their individual zones yet
easily accessible from one to the other. Great for keeping the cook, guests, friends and family involved, so no-one’s left out of the conversation.
If you’re thinking of building an extension, make sure you plan your plumbing, sockets, lighting and where you want your oven/hob/fridge to go before you start the project. Call us on 01895 230600 if you’d like some advice.

Colour, Texture and Style
We’re finding customers are leaning towards darker coloured kitchens – dark blues, greys, charcoal, dark bronze, steel and concrete-effect finishes. These create a powerful impact in any setting – stunning in a grand house, contemporary apartment or even a Victorian terrace.

 

Despite these bold and cutting-edge textures and colours, we’re also seeing a renewed interest in the more traditional, particularly shaker-style, cabinetry. Its versatility and clean and unfussy lines work so well to complement contemporary trends.

Taps and Handles
Here again, there’s a harking back to bygone times with antique metal finishes – copper, bronze and brass. Simple touches that really make a strong statement in today’s kitchen.

Kitchen Tech
Siemens’ Dialog Oven; Miele@Mobile App, TasteControl, MotionReact, Foodview and more (see our ‘News: Ground-Breaking App-to-Appliance & Innovative Tech’ item on the website for further information) – Smart tech is increasing in popularity for time-poor households.

Why not check in with us to see what’s new in the tech pipeline?

Take a look at our customer projects on the website for more inspiration and drop in for a chat if you want some help with your ideas and queries.
Call us on 01895 230600.