Re: Anglia Factors
7/01/2019 - Anglia Factors
Now that 2019 is here, most people are looking for a way to refresh their living space. Why not start in the heart of the home, the kitchen? Our friends at Anglia Factors have identified some of the hot trends that are sure to whet your appetite for a design project of your own.
Flawed finishes and natural looks were a big part of 2018 for interiors in general, but things look set to mature in 2019. Matt units combined with rugged wooden worktops are a popular starting point. Artisan pottery, fabrics on the walls and a touch of shabby chic furniture are all great additions to this style of kitchen design.
Kitchen design experts have been creating some unique and striking looks with concrete in recent years. It’s grey colour and texture is becoming a popular finish, and makes a striking pairing with steel doors and fixtures, for that truly industrial look.
Open shelving has been a popular choice in kitchens for several years, but metal shelving looks set to be a stand-out choice this year. It’s perfect for putting your best utensils on show and even has the ability to reflect light around the room, which gives the impression of a larger space.
Open plan living is always popular, but it brings with it that age-old conundrum of ‘where do I hide all my stuff?’ But fear not, because this is the year of discrete, seamless and near-invisible hidden storage. We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve, such as bespoke pocket doors, secret cupboards and skilfully placed out-of-sight racking that will keep your open plan kitchen effortlessly free from clutter.
The rise of copper continues
Not content with being a quirky choice for taps and handles, copper looks set to establish itself as a viable material for ovens, countertops and even fridge freezers. It’s easy clean, long-lasting properties have been touted for a while now, but this year looks set to see the continued popularity of copper in our kitchens.
The rise of the machines
This looks set to be a watershed year for technical marvels in the kitchen. We’re talking everything from smart fridges that can place a food order when they detect your shelves are getting empty, to discrete, built in extractors that work harder, make less noise, and go almost unnoticed. Remote controlled spotlighting is also coming into its own and is going to be a popular choice. App controlled appliances are also appearing on the market. In short, this truly is the year that our kitchens start thinking for themselves.
Has all the wear and tear of Christmas made you realise it’s time to make that redesign happen? Visit Anglia Factors at their Martlesham showroom to see what bespoke and on-trend ideas they can offer you today.