We all love our kitchens. Numerous polls have shown that this is the favourite room in the house.
Homeowners are prepared to spend a lot of money to get their dream kitchen. They are always looking through magazines and design websites to get ideas of how to update this important room.
Every year brings something different, and 2016 is no exception. Here is a roundup of some of the main kitchen trends for the coming year.
Metallic fixtures and finishes
For some time now, chrome has been a popular finish. Everything from coffee makers to fridges are finished in this material.
In 2016, we are going to see even more metal in our kitchens. However, it is not likely to be chrome. Copper and other metals are set to be used as splashbacks, cooker hoods, and as a way to trim cupboard doors rather than just as a finish for taps and kitchen accessories.
An interesting new countertop material
When it comes to kitchen counters, for some time now, practically anything goes. We have seen, wood, cement, stone, tiles and many other materials used for work surfaces. In 2016, porcelain is set to be added to that, already long list.
Comfort will become a priority
As people spend more of their time in the kitchen, comfort becomes increasingly important. In the past, homeowners would happily perch precariously on a kitchen stool because it looked good and was the latest style
For 2016, that is set to change. People have finally had enough of sacrificing comfort for style. Consumers now want kitchen furniture, fixtures and fittings that are comfortable and practical as well as good to look at.
On a similar theme, people are going to move away from the harsh, angular, uber modern style of kitchen decor. Out will go black, white and chrome and in will come muted shades. Walls and floors will be finished in light grey, taupe and beige paired with mood lighting to create a subdued and calming space to relax and entertain in.
Moving to get a dream kitchen
For most people, these new trends will mean a drastic makeover. If you want the latest look, and think that you will have to spend a lot of money to get it, an alternative approach is to move home instead. This idea is not as crazy as it sounds when you first hear it.
The cost of moving is more than covered by the thousands you will save on not having to buy a new kitchen. This approach eliminates the need to spend hours with kitchen designers, or put up with days on end with builders in your home.
Estate agents in Leeds and the rest of the UK know that kitchens are important. That is why they take lots of photos and videos of this room. Therefore, if you describe the type of kitchen you want, they will quickly tell you which homes meet your needs.
Even if you do not end up finding a new home, you can still be inspired by what you see. You can easily use the ideas you picked up while looking at other people’s homes to improve yours.
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