Contemporary Evolution

Kitchen style evolves to consolidate the new standard for elegant and modern homes.

The trend towards matte, textured and timber finishes in natural, earthy tones continues resulting in an increasingly large range of finishes available in  different materials, textures & tones.

The worldwide trend to focus on the essential materials used in architecture – concrete, mortar and timber in a combination of materials and colours, started with the Milan Design Week in 2014.  Five years on, the new style has emerged be more about combinations of light or dark cabinetry mixed with mortar or timber to create dimension, texture and warmth and deliver a clean, elegant and timeless look.

The style also includes the increasing inclusion of open elements and it’s not hard to see why.  Open elements create the illusion of space and make the kitchen seem more inviting and less clinical.  They assist to provide an ordered but lived-in feel, which makes sense for the most utilised room of the house.  Open elements don’t replace clever storage but act as a design feature adding personality and functionality.  Again, the options to include open elements are broad – like equipped splash-backs, glass cabinet doors, open shelved corners, and varying cabinet heights.

No matter what the style, storage and functionality within the area available is always a priority in kitchen design. Never before has this been easier with the latest technological developments allowing a range of ways to make best use of the space. We’re now seeing more of things like doors which disappear to reveal appliances, workspaces or storage, bench tops which slide to create table seating, and island tops which extend to create additional bench space.

There’s been some change in the last five years as the new style has evolved however the essential elements remain, giving confirmation and reinforcement it’s here to stay, for many years to come.