2017 Trends – Part 1

As 2017 is fast approaching, it’s time to look into some of the trends we expect to see. We’ll show you all the features and colours that are hot in Europe and influencing the market in a huge way.  Kitchens have come a long way over the last 10 years but as technology continues to improve, there is no end to the possibilities for your space. Social media being what it is today, these trends hit our shores faster than ever before.

Our designers have their fingers on the pulse when it comes to trends so I chatted with them about what their predictions are for the New Year. You might be surprised by their answers!

Thin benchtops

A trend that has been around for a couple of years but is really starting to hit its stride is the thin benchtop. Reconstituted stone comes as a 20mm slab however the trend is even thinner than this! We’re talking 6-12mm thin. Products that can achieve this include some reconstituted stone brands, porcelain, acrylic and stainless steel. TKDC Director and Designer, Michael Simpson, says thin benchtops had a heavy influence at the recent Eurocucina exhibition and he predicts more Australians will be asking for it in 2017.

Benchtop 3 Benchtop 4

Benchtop 6 Benchtop 2

 

Focus on lighting
Lighting continues to be a feature in kitchens. Whether is specific task lighting or decorative pendants, lighting is what completes a kitchen. Lighting warms up the space, makes it inviting and encourages you to be in it. TKDC Designer, Daniel Stelzer, says lighting in kitchens will continue to evolve and be featured in 2017.

Lighting 1 Lighting 2

Lighting 3 TKDC - Balwyn - Corey 3

 

Integrated appliances
More people are opting for integrated and built in appliances. It’s not uncommon for dishwashers and fridges to now be completely integrated but now ovens and microwaves are snuggly built into their place. TKDC Designer, Corey Johnson, has more clients every week who are choosing integrated and/or built in appliances than ever before, creating a sleek and uniform result.

Integrated fridges 

 

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