The kitchen is the workhorse of the home, it’s become the most widely used room in any home and is the place where we congregate with loved ones, eat, entertain and cook. If you’re thinking of updating your kitchen, it is important to keep it up to date with the latest trends without compromising on keeping a timeless aesthetic.

Kitchens are typically renovated between 10-15 years after they have been installed. We have all the tips on how to keep up-to-date on the latest design trends whilst still maintaining a timeless quality to your space.

5 Kitchen Design Trends We Love

1. Curves

Integrating curves into your space is one way to create a modern up-to-date kitchen. Beautiful architectural features can be created by adding curves onto benchtops, in fluting around benchtops and on entryways. Repetition of curves throughout your home helps to keep this look cohesive.

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2. Stone Splashbacks

Using natural elements in kitchen design has become a very popular trend. Integrating stone is one way to achieve this. It’s a clean and luxurious way to achieve a high-end look and deliver longevity. Using the same stone on the benchtop as the splashback gives a feeling of space and continuity. Alternatively, consider incorporating stone into your flooring or as a statement rangehood façade.

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3. Feature Rangehoods

One new trend emerging is highlighting appliances within the kitchen rather than hiding them away. One example of this is the use of feature rangehood. There are some stunning sculptural ways a rangehood can enhance a kitchen, with some designers incorporating stone or other materials to clad them. Choices can include:

  • stone
  • tiles
  • vj board

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4. Timber Cabinetry

Along with the trend for using stone another trend that is becoming more prominent is the use of timber in cabinetry. Designers are leaning into a more grounded aesthetic, incorporating timber joinery either in its natural form or painted.

The natural grain of the timber is popular and can often be seen mirroring stone in benchtops or splashbacks. Adding details to cabinetry doors to create a unique look too. Timber doors can be heavy and prohibitively expensive, so you can look to use a timber vener or a woodmatt laminate, which can still look incredibly beautiful.

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5. Open Shelving

Drawing on the popular Modern Farmhouse design style, many kitchens are now incorporating open shelving. Open shelving allows your kitchen to feature parts of your personality. It is a place to highlight décor items or store recipe books. It gives your space a feeling of warmth and gives you an opportunity to personalise your space where you otherwise wouldn’t.

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If you’re keen to engage the services of a kitchen designer, the team at Bella Vie would love to help you.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have and we can talk you through our process and create a beautiful new kitchen for you.

Resources to Help You Get Started

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We help busy families and individuals achieve their ideal version of luxury living, blending it seamlessly with practicality to suit their lifestyle perfectly.

If you are building or renovating, we’d love to hear from you to discuss creating a beautiful interior that fits your dream of luxury living.

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