The storage wall
The floor to ceiling storage hub is expected to be a key trend for kitchens during the coming year. The perfect way to hide clutter and create more usable space, high-quality and hard-working storage will create a wow factor in any kitchen.
The Shaker style kitchen will continue to be popular as a design choice, but the trend towards pared down looks will also impact on the more traditional kitchen. Gone are ornate mouldings and chunky profiles in favour of a more modern look and feel, always with painted doors.
The Internet of Things is finally here and with it a range of smart appliances that make everyday life just a little easier. Start small by automating your kitchen tap then download an app that tells the oven to cook the dinner before you even walk through the door.
Wood as an accent colour
Wood can add a beautiful accent to your kitchen when used sparingly. While unpainted wood cabinets may be out of favour, beautiful wooden work surfaces or island cladding in either bleached timbers or darker walnut are strongly on trend. Wood flooring is also having a moment, thanks to engineered woods that have greater resistance to moisture and come in a huge range of finishes. Upgrade to Quartz
This is perhaps the biggest trend for 2017 and creates some stunning effects, pairing wood and stone, polished concrete and marble and mirror to create worktops, floors and splashbacks that all play into the retro industrial look. Playing with different textures and materials will create kitchens that are uniquely stylish with practical function.