A new kitchen to fit in 2019? If you lack inspiration or if you are just looking for good ideas to make things easy and turn your kitchen into a pleasant, functional and convivial space, here are some suggestions that may help you… Of course, we encourage you to make the most of the latest innovations in this area and to listen to your heart and desires. But making up your mind, never forget that your decision will impact the years to come, so try not to make choices you will quickly grow tired of.
Wood, a safe haven through times
In 2019 more than ever, decoration trends are strongly based on the comeback of natural materials. So inevitably, modern homes are being furnished with a lot of wooden items, for furniture as well as flooring, or even knick-knacks.
On kitchen side, do not hesitate to bet on rough wood with visible grain which will give an even more authentic touch to the room. The charm of wood does not only come from its appearance but also from its texture. Some laminated woods imitate solid wood surprisingly well, which makes it possible to obtain a very posh result without spending too much.
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Of course, wooden cupboards and worktops for kitchen will need a special treatment for a long-lasting use and to be water-resistant.
Decoration is also for kitchens
For long, the kitchen has been considered as a first and foremost functional room. Its main aim was to allow a quick and easy access to any useful utensil without caring a lot for its overall look.
But things have changed and now people want to give soul to this room, in which they spend more and more time (in a context where the “home-made” is also gaining in popularity). Therefore, designer lighting or house plants on cupboards, as well as knick-knacks, will be seen as one-of-a-kind personal touches.
The main advantage of this choice? If you get bored, you can easily change the decoration without needing to contract any craftsman or to spend a lot of money on it.
Open or closed kitchen: the success of intermediary options
When people buy and design their apartment off-plan, one of the questions that often come first is whether to make an open or a closed kitchen, knowing that both options have their pros and cons.
In the end, most people currently opt for an intermediary solution, which allows to have clearly differentiated spaces without closing totally the kitchen. For instance, in order to make the most of the light coming from your living room when you cook you can opt for glass partitions, which make it more convivial while keeping food odours within the kitchen.
“Most people opt for an intermediary solution, which allows to have clearly differentiated spaces without closing totally the kitchen.”
Of course, in 2019, sustainable development has to be taken into account, all the more so for new build properties that must respect the latest thermal regulations. Therefore, give priority to energy-efficient appliances and do not hesitate to keep an eye on some astonishing innovations, like connected fridges, so as to more easily fight food waste.