For many of us, our kitchens are the heart of our homes and, for those lucky enough to have the space, a place to spend quality time with family at the end of a busy day.
People will always be looking to update their kitchens, and in this article, we look at the latest kitchen trends for home renovations and some of the kitchen trends which are huge right now.
Go bold and go home
According to interior experts, pale colours and neutrals have had their day for the time being. Instead, colours are going bold, and some of the biggest colour trends for kitchens include:
- Metallics – Gold, bronze and silver are having a moment this season, which can add a touch of glam to even the smallest kitchens.
- Jewel shades – Dark reds and greens are big news, and these shades, when used sparingly, can add warmth and elegance to your kitchen.
- Earth tones – Warm browns, rusts and greens add a country feel to a kitchen – even if your home is in the middle of the city.
If you’re worried that a colour switch-up means shelling out a fortune on a whole new kitchen, don’t be. At Kitchen Makeovers, we can quickly and affordably help you to refresh your kitchen’s colour scheme by replacing doors and drawer fronts so that your kitchen is bang on trend for a fraction of the cost of a new kitchen.
On the surface
Tired and dull countertops and surfaces are well and truly over this season and are being replaced with transparent, reflective surfaces. Not only do these add a clean and modern aspect to your kitchen, but they also reflect light, thereby making your kitchen look larger.
Our Kitchen Makeover team has the experience and expertise to swoop in like a gang of kitchen ninjas to quickly and affordably replace your countertops and work surfaces without any fuss, mess or disruption to your family life.
A touch of glass
While some people tend to avoid glass in the kitchen due to the challenges of keeping it looking clean, there’s no denying that glass adds a modern yet elegant look to a kitchen.
Glass dome and lantern lights are going to be hugely popular in UK kitchens this year, and these look great either on their own or in a cluster for a more dramatic effect.
Glass-fronted cabinets are also trending for this season. If you don’t fancy going full-on glass, cupboard doors with windows are a great compromise. The Kitchen Makeovers team can replace cupboard doors quickly and without mess to give your room a fresh new look without the expense of installing a whole new kitchen.
When it comes to floors, 2022 will be remembered as the year of the geometric tile. This enduring trend looks great in larger kitchens and adds a touch of art deco style to the room. For smaller kitchens, try a few patterned tiles rather than going for the entire floor for a more subtle – and less busy – look.
If patterned tiles aren’t your thing, simple wood or laminate floors look great – and will never go out of fashion.
Getting a handle on things
Drawer and cupboard handles aren’t usually the first thing we think about when we look at kitchen decor, but even these are subject to trends.
This season, it’s all about the vintage style, brass look handles for your cabinets and drawers, and the good news is that this is a trend you can get on board with quickly and easily and with little to no expense. At Kitchen Makeovers, our team is on hand to upscale your handles and fittings to give your kitchen a new lease of life without any fuss.
The appliance of science
Replacing kitchen appliances can be pricey and is often unnecessary if they’re still in good working order. That doesn’t mean that you can’t upstyle these kitchen essentials. Adding appliance doors to match your decor is very much on trend, and it won’t have to break the bank. Our Kitchen Makeover team can expertly add these to your kitchen at an extremely affordable price, and this can even add value to your home when it comes to the time to sell.
Trends to avoid
While following the latest trends can give your kitchen a welcome fresh look, some trends can actually devalue your home. If you’re thinking of selling your home in the near future, here are a few trends to avoid:
- Dark colours – Very dark colours in a kitchen have been doing the rounds for a while; however, these can’t make a room look a little poky and have been known to slash the selling price.
- Busy flooring – While we’ve mentioned geometric tiles for floors in this article, these should be used sparingly as they have been known to put buyers off.
- Wall art – People have been obsessed with having ‘motivational’ phrases painted on their kitchen walls for some time. However, this can cheapen a room and potentially reduce the buying price.
Style is always in fashion
While it’s tempting to follow the latest trends when it comes to our home decor, it’s worth noting that fashions come and go. This can mean ongoing costs as you try to keep up with every new trend. Instead, it makes much more economic sense to choose a classic style and colour scheme that fits in with your lifestyle and will stand the test of time.
At Kitchen Makeovers, our team has years of experience in providing kitchen solutions that fit your lifestyle and don’t cost a fortune. We specialise in replacing features and fixtures such as countertops, work surfaces, cabinet doors and drawer fronts – which means that you get a fresh-looking kitchen without the huge cost of installing a new one from scratch.
Combining expertise with outstanding customer service, we can replace your fixtures and fittings in just a few days – without any of the fuss, mess and disruption that come with installing a brand new kitchen.
Get in touch today to find out how we can help to reboot your kitchen.