Here at Cambridge Kitchens & Bathrooms we’re seeing a definite trend towards mixed finishes and the use of 2 colour cabinetry to give a bespoke look. Simple clean lines of handle-less styles are popular especially in open plan layouts and look equally at home in both new and older properties.
Shaker styles in natural wood or painted finishes are still popular and combined with integrated appliances and quartz worktops can look just as contemporary, but with that added country charm.
If you have the space, the island unit is ever popular, being a great functional area and a place for entertaining at the same time. Depending on your layout, it is possible to house a sink, hob, integrated oven or wine cooler. We like the new downdraft extractors that fit into the worktop when not in use, so you have room to hang your show piece ceiling lights above. In addition to stools up to the island you could consider a lowered section as an alternative to a kitchen table for informal family meals.
There seems to be a shift away from large American style fridge/freezers and range cookers, with our designers increasingly favouring the new built in appliances which have moved on significantly over the past couple of years. Look out for swipe display technology and the new Home Connect models which allow users to operate appliances via their tablet or mobile phone.
To see what our designers could do for your kitchen this spring, please give us a ring on 01223 213266 or call into one of our showrooms www.cambridgekitchens.co.uk