As we start to head towards summer and the silly season, let’s take a look at what’s new in kitchen renovations in Perth and what design trends we’re seeing in new kitchens and renovation projects. Spring and heading into summer is a great time to start your kitchen renovation project with the weather allowing the process to run smoother.
Homely, eclectic kitchens full of life
A trend that has popped in 2018 in Perth kitchen renovations is a less minimalist and more homely feel in the kitchen. Kitchens are fast becoming an extension of the rest of the home, and moving away from hidden storage and clean, smooth lines is a turn towards a more creative and ‘dishevelled’ space, with items on display to reflect the home owner’s personal style. This can be achieved with open shelving or glass fronted cabinetry, where you can leave your items and appliances on display to add to the warmth of the room – whether this be brightly coloured crockery, recipe books, plants or artwork. The kitchen no longer needs to be a sleek space with everything tucked away into cabinets.
Storage, storage, storage
Having said that, storage is still really important in a modern kitchen renovation in Perth. If you are working with a smaller space, clever and effective storage options need to be considered. Overhead cabinets extending to the ceiling will create plenty of extra space, and other options such as pull-out pantries are a great idea if you have a narrow space for your pantry – being pull-out, your items at the back will still be easily accessible. Corner units, such as the Hafele Le Mans units, are also a good choice to make tricky spaces work for you. If you have a larger kitchen, one idea to consider is adding a butler’s pantry or scullery. A scullery will create extra preparation and cleaning space, ideal for those of us who love entertaining in an open-plan kitchen but want to keep the mess tucked away from guests.
Dark colour palettes
Hugely popular in kitchen renovations in Perth this year has been darker colour combinations, with blacks, dark greys and navy blue seen more and more in both cabinetry and benchtop selections. White kitchens have traditionally been perceived as a safe choice, so going for a darker and more striking colour palette has been gaining popularity steadily as a modern alternative. Matte black handles, tapware and accessories are also on trend, with clients turning away from traditional silver and chrome selections in favour of a contemporary and fingerprint-free option in matte black.
If you’d like to speak to one of our designers about what’s new in Perth kitchen renovations, give us a call today on 1300 270 000. From the initial discussion right the way through to after-sales care, The Maker will ensure your project is an enjoyable experience. The Maker is Western Australia’s most awarded kitchen design and manufacturer focused on providing quality customer service and innovative designs and products.