Things to Add To Your Kitchen This Year

Designing and creating your dream kitchen can be a tricky endeavour, but with some solid inspiration and knowledgeable guidance, it’s a snap. Nowadays, the kitchen is not built just for cooking. Rather, it is becoming a multi-purpose room that simultaneously allows restaurant-level meals to be made while also acting as the hub of all conversation, dining, social gatherings and festivities.

Bring on Bold Colour

Give your kitchen a bold upgrade this year. Add a little colour to your d├ęcor where you might not have expected it before. Sometimes it takes the creation of contrast to get the aesthetic look you’re aiming for. Try painting your cabinets a bold shade (dark or light). These attractive colours naturally draw the eye and create a focal point.

Be sure to pull all of your primary kitchen features together in an upgraded and modern fashion by balancing bold colours with lighter neutral tones throughout.

Industrial Lighting

Your kitchen needs to be well lit not only to keep up with your culinary adventures, but also to provide the perfect place for conversation and mingling to happen at get-togethers. Industrial-style lighting is very on-trend.

Industrial Kitchen Island

The hot kitchen trend is very much an industrious one. Kitchens are taking on a new personality thanks to popular cooking shows that exhibit industrial kitchens outfitted with all the restaurant-quality fixings. Mobile kitchen islands are all the rage and there’s a clear reason for their rise in popularity. Built with function and efficiency in mind, a mobile island gives you the benefit of extra counter space without restrictions on your kitchen floor plan. Kitchen islands that can be moved from place to place open up opportunities for space in your kitchen that you wouldn’t have with a stationary island. The style of island has begun to mimic a more industrial standard with steel wheels and stainless steel shelves.

High Efficiency

Efficiency is all the rage. There’s no better place to put efficiency into practice than with your pantry shelves. Your kitchen pantry holds all your most essential kitchen items, and should be a priority when it comes to your kitchen upgrade. Pull-out pantry shelves not only make the search for the right ingredient easier, but virtually painless. Shelves that pull out mean you’re able to see everything at once and just as easily rearrange. Make this the year that you eliminate kitchen stress by adding a set of pull-out pantry shelves.