KBzine: the original kitchen and bathroom industry e-news - since 2002
19th May 2017
We strongly recommend viewing KBzine full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.
Linear kitchens become the design for 2016
Trending in kitchen design for 2016 is a very sleek, linear look with handleless cabinetry and a few hi-tech appliances that make cooking, entertaining and living easier and more enjoyable, according to designers from independent kitchen retailer, Kitchens International.
For most contemporary homes - and even some traditional ones, a more linear look appears to be the most popular. Matt cabinetry in grey, off-white or taupe are in, while the yellow and creamy colours seem to be less fashionable. New textures, such as Leicht's concrete finish or fine textured wood veneer are offering greater choice in finishes. Brass and copper is beginning to be seen as an accent in the kitchen, either in accessories or for certain finishes.
One of the few things customers should not do without for 2016 is a boiling water tap or a wine cooler. Previously these may have been on the dream list but have crept into being a necessity in today's modern kitchens.
As designers of some of the finest kitchens in the UK, the Kitchens International team of designers are faced with many different styles of houses and demands from clients everywhere they work.
Roger Davidson, senior sales designer says: "Silestone worktops are by far the most popular because of the sleek look and flexibility, However, the new Dekton has even more attributes and can be used in places beyond traditional worktops so this will become more widespread in 2016."
Hi tech appliances are always on clients' wish lists. Louisa Forsyth, Studio Manager KI's Westfield Rd branch in Edinburgh, explains that the new combination oven with steam and microwave in one take up less space and is a great new development in terms of kitchen design and method of cooking.
Carol Cameron from KI's Dundas St studio in Edinburgh adds: "Banqueting seating which is attached to the island, using the same cabinetry, is hugely popular as it takes up less space and provides an instant, designer dining table."
T: 0131 523 0477
6th November 2015