At Kitchen Design Centre we like to keep on top of current trends and designs for the future. The majority of our kitchens fuse the modern with the traditional, leaving our clients with spaces that are not stunning but also timeless. With the modern kitchen, its décor and appliances, having changed and developed rapidly over the last ten years or so, we can only predict that future kitchen designs will bring something very special to the home indeed.
A recent study, carried out by several universities in Europe, attempted to predict how our modern lives and approach to food would change by 2025. The results revealed that a more efficient, cleaner lifestyle would be key – with gadgets and design developed to complement the need for efficiency and cleanliness. With this in mind, there are a number of ways we see the modern kitchen changing and developing into the future…
At Kitchen Design Centre we use Neff products, due to their efficiency, sheer brilliance and sleek design. Products like Neff’s Cirotherm ovens and VitaFresh fridge freezers are likely to become the norm in ten years as homeowners opt for efficiency and style, while minimising their energy consumption.
Appliances are also likely to increase their functionality – with ovens offering the option to check recipes online as you cook! While the internet-connected appliance doesn’t exist at present, it’s likely to be made available by 2020 onwards.
It is predicted that over 60% of the world’s population will live in urban centers. Populations will increase significantly meaning that space will become a precious commodity. With smaller living spaces comes the need for smart storage that looks sleek as opposed to bulky. Hidden appliances, pop-up features and handles-less cupboards will be commonplace in the ultra-modern kitchen.
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With smaller spaces and the appeal of clean, stylish lines, the importance of good kitchen design will rise. Materials such as Corian are likely to be widely used – due to their limitless design possibilities in creating unique shapes and curves in a huge range of colours.
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Looking to 2025, it’s clear that convenience will be key. While kitchen are already starting to become social hubs in more modern homes, this trend is likely to grow as the kitchen becomes the heart of the home.
Families will interact in this single space, increasing the need for multi-purpose and multi-functional designs. Seating areas, breakfast bars and kitchen islands will all be key in helping a kitchen achieve this multi-purpose functionality.
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To get to work on your modern kitchen, get in touch with us today. We’ll be able to talk through all your wants and wishes and help you create a kitchen that’s as futuristic as you like.