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7 Current design trends that will date your kitchen the most


What does the typical 2016 kitchen look like? Which trends will date and which will stand the test of time? We consulted the experts to ensure your next kitchen is as stylish and timeless as it can be…

Brick Splashbacks – Splashbacks can completely transform a tired-looking kitchen, creating a focal point within your layout. Flip through any glossy magazine and you’ll see that the brick pattern has been hugely popular of late. Yet whatever goes up one season must inevitably come down the next. As Melbourne-based interior stylist and founder of Homeroom Studio Romy Dankner says, “I love a good trend, but when something reaches a certain level of popularity, I tend to run in the opposite direction! My advice would be to keep clear of the dark grout-white tile combination and stick to tone on tone.”

Nordic Light – Typically, Scandinavian design favours pale and delicate colours, including natural and light-finish woods for the kitchen. This minimalist and clean look will be popular for some time, but too much of it can appear bland and monotonous. “Polytec offer some amazing colour options that contrast beautifully with these light tones, allowing their natural beauty to come through,” suggests Dankner.

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7 Practical tips to consider when designing a kitchen


1. A breakfast bar overhang
Kitchen islands with bar stools are must-have commodities in modern kitchens. These breakfast bars are the perfect way to separate the living area from the kitchen, while maintaining an open living environment. Parents can cook dinner and keep one eye on their kids as they do homework, and friends can sit and have a glass of wine while their hosts cook. If you are planning to include a breakfast bar in your kitchen, ensure you include an overhang on your island. This will provide legroom for those sitting on the bar stools. Anywhere between 30 – 48 centimeters overhang on the back side of the island will ensure the sitters are comfortable

2. Close dishwasher and sink placement
If you wish to avoid dripping food and grease on the floor, place the dishwasher within arms reach of the sink. That way, when you rinse the excess food off plates, you can place them straight in the dishwasher. Otherwise you will have to travel across the kitchen dripping dirty water as you go, and I am yet to meet anyone who enjoys mopping the kitchen floor! It is also important to place the dishwasher by the sink in order to connect the dishwasher plumbing to the drain and taps.

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