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Six design trends for your kitchen makeover

As we come out of lockdown, lots of homeowners are moving on by doing a little home reinvention. How about starting in the Kitchen?

Whether you’re doing a full remodel or simply updating those faded fittings, there’s plenty of ways to transform your kitchen into a modern paradise – and boost your home’s market value, too.

A pop of colour

Your kitchen walls are a blank canvas – so don’t restrict yourself to just white. A lick of paint is a simple, construction free way to change things up in your kitchen. Try brightening your cabinets with an accent colour if you don’t want to brave a whole-wall transformation.

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Zoning made easy

Open plan kitchens have been popular in British homes for years. But what do you do when you want some privacy from the kitchen whilst you’re watching TV in the living room?

Create a sense of division to your space, without losing the accessibility and fluidity of an open plan, with anything from adding a room divider, to building a half-wall.

Clear counter, clear mind

A decluttered kitchen makes cooking and cleaning much easier. Cleverly concealed storage solutions, such as stacked shelves, pull-out rubbish bins in cabinets and kitchen sink tip-out trays will help you to make the most of your kitchen space.

Out with the old

With new kitchen appliances being quieter, eco-friendlier and generally better-looking, they can improve your kitchen’s performance. Smart kitchen appliances also save you time and money, thanks to features such as push notifications sent to your phone when certain foods are running low in your fridge.

Although there’s an initial high cost, the ambience of your kitchen will be boosted for years to come.

Tread carefully

Easy to clean, durable and low maintenance, both tiles and wooden panelling are great options if you’re looking for a new kitchen floor. Whilst wood offers a timeless style, if you go for tiles you can create a custom pattern that won’t be found in any other house.

Both options can be colder to walk on than carpet, but you can offset this by having underfloor heating installed. Once you’ve got it, you won’t know how you lived without it!

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A simple finish

Swapping out your cabinet hardware is a cheap and cheerful way to update your kitchen’s look. With choices to make about shape, material, colour and size, the possibilities are endless…

Whilst we’re on the topic, there are also plenty of choices to make when you’re looking for a tradesperson for your job. Get personalised advice from fully-qualified kitchen specialists near you here.

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