Build A New Home Perth – Kitchen Design Trends
- Published on 10 September 2012
It’s fair to say that today’s kitchens have become a showpiece of every new home. As our lifestyles have evolved, so has the humble kitchen – moving from a simple place of food storage and meal preparation to a central focal point for the family to gather to relax, cook and entertain.
Here are some of the latest trends in modern kitchen designs to consider when building your new home:
As a common replacement for the dining table, the island bench is wider, thicker and bigger and made from durable surface materials such as glass, concrete or stone. Breakfast bar seating around the centralised bench makes it the perfect space for preparing meals while entertaining guests or helping children with their homework.
Splashes of colour
Long gone is the all white kitchen – these days appliances, cooktops, ovens and splashbacks come in a bright splash of colour with peacock blues and pistashio greens a top pick.
A centerpiece of the kitchen – the sink has now become a fully integrated feature with choices of single, double or triple bowls and a choice of materials to suit your needs such as stainless steel, porcelain, cast iron, granite, marble, copper or plastic!
It’s all about creating the illusion of space and concealing fittings and storage. Open plan layouts and floor to ceiling doors makes it hard to tell where the kitchen begins and ends.
What used to be a luxury feature associated with old English manor homes is now becoming a normal addition to Perth new homes. Located between the kitchen and laundry, the scullery is a convenient place to store appliances and prepare meals, while keeping the chaos out of sight.
Lastly, choose your lighting wisely. Pendant lighting over the island bench is a must with recessed lighting under and over benches giving the kitchen a lovely surreal look.