Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. Kitchens are the nerve centre of every home and as the weather cools, that’s when they really heat up. We’re entertaining indoors and we’re cooking and baking up a storm. Plus, the holidays are coming! Slicing and dicing are done in all kitchens; same for cooking and keeping everything cool, but design trends change all the time.
What are some of the hot trends at the moment? In countertops, one of the newer and more interesting options is porcelain! You heard me right, porcelain! It has a lovely look, a bit like marble with delicate veining and apparently it’s super durable! It’s popular now worldwide, even as far away as Australia.
Cabinet colours? Combinations are strong, with uppers in one tone, lowers perhaps in another. Joe Rozman of Weenen General Contracting Limited notes that white is still extremely popular with other elements added to give some ‘pop’. “I’d say white is seen in about 50% of our designs,” he notes. “An island or pantry may be a different colour – an accent. All styles, from strikingly modern to traditional are very popular. People express themselves a lot in their choice of kitchen design.”