3 Popular Styles Of Kitchen Renovations
Finding the right style for kitchen renovations, is more than just a matter of picking a design that fits your lifestyle. It should also be done accurately on the first attempt to avoid a costly do-over.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at the three most popular kitchen renovation styles:
- Technology integration
- Multipurpose islands
- Dark colour schemes
Whether you’re interested in an open kitchen layout that seamlessly connects adjoining rooms, or using the latest gadgets to modernise your home, learning about the latest trend in kitchen renovations might spark inspiration for your next project.
A Brief Overview Of Popular Kitchen Designs
1. Kitchen Renovations With Smart Technologies
There is a common misconception about the cost of smart kitchens. Integrating technology can indeed become expensive, but it depends on your choice of appliances and fixtures.
For instance, low-budget kitchen renovations in Brisbane’s northside can be as simple as automatic faucets with motion sensors. These are a good addition to an old kitchen as they provide more control over water consumption.
Smartphone apps are another example. You can connect your appliances to mobile apps and keep an eye on:
- Your next grocery trip
- Making coffee before you wake up
- Expiration dates of perishables
Some apps also control the lighting fixtures in the kitchen with just a few swipes of your smartphone. Smart kitchen renovations rely on two things – a good wifi connection and a qualified professional to execute the design.
2. Multipurpose Islands As The Centrepiece
Consult with a professional about designs that focus on island counters when planning renovations on the Sunshine Coast or in Caboolture.
A multipurpose island as a kitchen’s centrepiece combines the elements of aesthetics and functionality to make a statement.
Island counters used to be a minor detail in interior design. Home owners tried to fit them into a small space, but this changed when open-plan styles began relying less on walls.
The lack of walls meant limited space for cabinets, turning multipurpose islands into an alternative storage area.
Some open-plan designs even have island counters that extend into the living room. The extension acts as an additional area to accommodate casual dining or a mini-bar.
Consider how you integrate the multipurpose island with the sink, where most people spend the bulk of their time in the kitchen.
3. Kitchen Renovations With Darker Colours
Kitchens with starch-white furniture and colours will remain a classic design, but using darker colours has become a more popular trend.
In fact, the Housing Industry Association recognised an architect’s black and brickwork kitchen in Adelaide as the Australian Kitchen of the Year.
You too can have a stunning design by using bolder colours for kitchen renovations. Homeowners can mix and match different shades to create a burst of visual appeal. Natural colours like blue and green are also good choices.
For the Australian Kitchen of the Year, the winning architect blended an intricate design of black walls with Spanish-style brickwork.
The combination of black and wooden colours can make the kitchen feel dark, so be careful about combining darker colours for kitchen renovations.
You can lighten the mood by only using dark shades for fixtures like the island counter and benchtops, with the darker colour making them pop out against a white or off-white shade.
Ready To Carry Out A Kitchen Plan?
Kitchen renovations can be overwhelming because of too many options for designs. Relieve the stress of choosing the right one by collaborating with a professional designer.
Better yet, consider full project management for an upcoming project. A boutique firm like Rinofin Constructions can coordinate with designers, draftsmen and tradesmen to complete the job.
You only need to work with a single contractor, whether you need kitchen renovations on the Sunshine Coast, in Caboolture, or any other Brisbane North areas.
No need to collaborate with too many people.
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