7 Small Kitchen Design Ideas Trending in 2017
Fashions and trends change all the time, which is why we design our kitchens to be timeless. They never go out of style because they’re designed around your personal tastes. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t stay on top of the latest kitchen trends. Below are 7 trends that will take Nottingham, and the rest of the UK, by storm in 2017. Time to get some ideas!
1) Worktops Minus the Clutter
Keeping your kitchen worktops clutter-free will not only give you more culinary preparation space, but it will give the illusion of more space. In smaller kitchens, by keeping chopping boards, small appliances and jars in your cabinets you are left with a stress-free environment to prepare all your favourite tasty dishes.
2) Airy Open Shelves
Kitchen designers are trying to open up people’s homes and there’s not much that’s as effective as replacing wall cabinets with open shelving. It puts your pots, pans and crockery on show and makes it easier to access things when you’re in a rush. It’s also an easy and effective way to make your kitchen appear larger. It also means you won’t accidentally bang your head on an open cabinet door.
3) Add Texture to your Kitchen
The materials used in kitchens are trending to include more living textures. This will make your kitchen irresistible to your friends’ touch. You want them to interact with your kitchen, to really feel the beauty of it. Materials like natural wood, stone and concrete will invite people to feel their surface.
4) Look up for Inspiration
Designers have neglected the ceiling for far too long. Because of the lack in available space, small kitchen ideas need to utilise all of the available room. Invite your friends over for a coffee and watch as they look up in awe. This can be achieved by creating exciting patterns that capture your interest and by using innovative lighting that will leave a lasting impression.
If your ceilings are higher than usual, use it to your advantage! One idea is to place attention-grabbing graphics such as quotes up the walls to also move guests’eyes upwards.
5) Light, White and Bright Trend
Minimalistic white tiling such as subway tiles gives the impression of additional sunlight and brightness. This creates a sense of openness in a small kitchen and is also a timeless colour–scheme, if you want to refresh your kitchen’s look in the future just switch up your kitchen utensil colour-scheme.
6) Modern-Traditional Style
For years, homeowners just like you, have had to make the difficult decision. Do I want a modern kitchen or a traditional kitchen? Luckily, you will no longer have to make a choice. The two are no longer mutually exclusive as many of the small kitchen ideas of 2017 bravely marry aspects of both kitchen styles. This brings you a warm & homey kitchen that can reflect your personality, without having to compromise on style. Be the first out of your friends and family to make this bold move, and watch as everyone else follows suit.
7) Shaker Style Kitchens
Shaker style kitchens are nothing new. They’ve been around for years, and they will be around for even more to come. The combinations of simplicity and the textural natural beauty of wood make them truly magnificent kitchens that will always be fashionable. A shaker kitchen will be a classy, yet modest, addition to your home.
Although we personalise each of our kitchen designs to you, we believe these ideas will materialise in our customers’ desires. If you’re interested in getting a fitted kitchen in 2017, view some of our fitted kitchen range here, or order a brochure for our full kitchen range.