2016 has long faded into memory, but as we get our teeth into 2017, it’s a rather exciting time for home design trends. In particular, the start of any year is a brilliant time to begin planning your new kitchen by leaning on emerging trends that are likely to become commonplace over the next twelve months. In this post, we’re going to look at what we believe to be the most important kitchen design trends for 2017. So, grab a cup of coffee, choose your note taking weapon of choice and get ready to be inspired!
The Scandinavians can arguably be credited with the rise to fame of industrial design within the home, and in 2017, we expect to see this trend continue. In particular, the kitchen is likely to see an increased focus on industrial aesthetics.
Exposed pipework, bricks and minimalist furniture will mimic industrial space and make the most of the beautiful materials that are usually hidden behind plasterboard and wallpaper.
Quartz – lots of quartz
Many homeowners are swapping laminate kitchen worktops for those made from quartz, and for good reason. Previously, quartz was seen as a premium option reserved for large, expensive kitchens, but advances in composite design are making it affordable to everyone.
There’s nothing quite like the look of natural stone as a kitchen surface, which makes this 2017 design trend a very welcome one indeed.
Ingenious storage options
Kitchen storage has come a long way in recent years, with brilliantly inventive ways to store pans and the many fiddly kitchen contraptions that fill our homes becoming commonplace in modern cabinet design.
Expect to see that trend continue this year, with a preference for deep drawers and intelligent cupboard design that will enable even the largest of kitchen appliances to be stowed away safely and conveniently.
Even more smart tech
Wi-Fi kettles were just the start. The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to inspire with a flood of startups entering the market and launching technical marvels that offer genuine benefits to anyone who loves their kitchen technology.
Integrated, wireless speakers, mood-enhancing intelligent lighting and pop-up sockets for smartphone charging are just some of the examples of the smart tech that’ll make its way into kitchens in 2017.
The kitchen is one of the most treasured rooms in any house. It’s where we cook, eat, laugh, chill out and spend time with loved ones. It’s therefore no wonder that range cookers are expected to be particularly prominent this year, due to their inherent ability to convince home owners that it’s worth staying in and cooking for the family more often.
There was once a time when kitchen work surfaces were full of clutter, with everything from cookery books to spice racks and drinks bottles taking up valuable space.
The 2017 kitchen will be completely free of clutter, instead offering brilliantly creative ways to store away the stuff that simply doesn’t need to be visible. In turn, the reduction in clutter will make even the smallest of kitchens look far bigger.
If one thing’s for sure, 2017 is going to be a fascinating year for kitchen design. We can’t wait – can you?