If renovating your kitchen is high on your priority list this year, this is the place to be. But where do you start? Our experts reveal all.
In this article, we’ll discuss some of the best kitchen trends for 2024, what you should be doing, what to avoid and when to contact the experts at Builders Discount Warehouse for assistance.
Exciting Kitchen Trends for 2024
There are so many inspirational blogs, videos, articles and advice out there that it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to kitchen trends and what you should (or shouldn’t) be including in your own design.
In no particular order, let’s go through some of the most popular upcoming trends in kitchen design that you have the option of incorporating into your own plans.
It’s true, this is a hangover from last year’s trends, but given its high popularity, it is worth mentioning again.
Stop thinking of the kitchen as just the kitchen and start thinking of it as what many designers refer to it as: the heart of the home.
Think about how you use your kitchen – and how you could make better use of the things in your kitchen that could have a dual purpose. Consider the island. Is it really just additional prep area or could it be something more like:
– a homework space for your kids
– an incorporated dining space if you don’t have room for an additional dining table
– increased storage facilities for seldom used appliances
– display cases for keepsakes or recipe books
Again, this is another thing that remains popular from 2023. Statement lighting – or, at the very least a sufficient lighting plan – is so important in a kitchen. But just because something is functional doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful.
When designing the lighting plan for your kitchen why not include a pretty chandelier or pendant to really draw the eye and turn a utilitarian area into an entertainer’s delight?
Bringing Outside In
Whether it’s the kitchen countertops or cabinets, using organic and sustainable features such as stone or wood is something likely to increase in popularity throughout the year.
The idea is that by using sustainable and organic materials, renovators are able to improve the flow of their home – particularly from the indoor to outdoor kitchen or entertaining areas.
Another option is to incorporate a window bank or servery so you can easily pass through food and drinks to those outside.
Even if you can’t afford organic and natural materials in your actual kitchen design, consider incorporating the trend through smaller features like a countertop display of nice, authentic wooden cutting boards or using timber for shelving instead of a synthetic material.
Smart Technology & Specialty Ovens
Want to bring your kitchen up a level? Consider incorporating smart technology such as fridges with LCD screens, specialty ovens, and integrated rangehoods.
You can even take it up an extra notch and install hidden speakers so you’re party ready.
Does your current kitchen have a kickboard or skirting board that doesn’t have a purpose beyond collecting dust? Make it more functional by installing kickboard drawers for trays or pet bowl storage.
If you’re looking for the perfect way to add character into your home, a funky design element that sets your kitchen apart from others or just something a little different, don’t disregard texture.
Texture can really elevate your kitchen and can be used in a variety of areas such as in a feature on your cabinets, around your island or even in your backsplash.
Timber flooring has come a long way in recent years and is no longer something you need to avoid in the kitchen.
If you want to continue your wood flooring all the way through your house, you can now do so with a variety of waterproof or even engineered timber options that won’t be destroyed with their first encounter with water or other spills.
Mix & Match Styles
Who says you have to pick one particular style and stick to it? In 2024, you don’t. Pick what you like from a variety of different trends (whether it be farmhouse, vintage retro, mid century modern) and make it your own.
When to Contact Builders Discount Warehouse
Is all this too overwhelming for you to make sense of? Never fear! At Builders Discount Warehouse we’re experts in kitchen design, and have the tools to help you make it happen.
Our range of kitchen appliances, materials, sinks, hardware and more is second to none, so if you’re looking for quality features that won’t cost the Earth, come see us.
2024 is the year for your new kitchen. Get started on your renovation by talking to our experienced team today.