Multi-generational Kitchens Among Hot Trends For 2020

by | Dec 19, 2019 | #kitchens

Interiors specialist Brandt Design predicts that demand will rise for design that future-proofs kitchens for the whole family

Kitchen layouts that cater for the multi-generational needs of a family will be one of the key design trends for 2020, according to interiors specialist Brandt Design.

Multi-generational living requires future-proof design that is ousting the one-size-fits-all approach as a growing population continues to live longer, marry later and demand more in terms of valuable interior design.

According to Brandt Design, enhancing family life will be critical to the design process, with bespoke kitchen furniture being used to accommodate different types of user, application and siting.

“Striking the right balance between fashion, function, design and desirability is the challenge for kitchen designers in 2020”

Forget the extension, as the ‘flextension’ will create the ultimate in flexible living for families from the kitchen alone.

Features such as integrated seating areas, low-level and full height storage solutions, and extended breakfast bars or island units that double up as an all-inclusive workstation complete with food prep areas and space for cooking, dining and home office work will be vital.

Harnessing a more sociable way of kitchen living, 2020 will be an exciting time for home renovations, says the company, as there is a clear appetite for eclectic designs that enhance the flow of the kitchen and its connection with other rooms.

“The past decade has seen huge change in our homes, with kitchen design becoming top priority on the list for essential updates,” comments Julia Steadman, Head of Operations for Brandt Design.

Striking the right balance between fashion, function, design and desirability is therefore the challenge for kitchen designers in 2020, with a few stand-out style trends already set to innovate next year.”

Mixed materials

There will be significant focus on the chromatic, tactile and decorative identity of kitchen products and how they impact the environment, both aesthetically and economically.

Whether designers incorporate a mix of raw and imitation finishes, or commit to one complete scheme, innovation in surfaces is providing a new level of freedom in terms of design and material selection.

Painted kitchens and grey colour trend

The year will see a rich palette of natural and liquid stone, high-texture leather and marble accent details, balanced by tactile wood finishes and the extremely versatile palette of grey.

Grey will continue to be the neutral of the moment with taupe and light hues through to charcoal and slate grey hitting the mark in 2020.

The ‘painted kitchen’ has also become a practical choice, now offering a modern take on a more traditional look and finish.

Offering a new lease of life to the kitchen cabinet, painted furniture when paired with authentic raw materials like marble and concrete will create a durable kitchen environment that is classic in nature, yet contemporary in finish.

Innovation in surfaces is providing a new level of freedom

Hide-and-seek storage

Discreet storage solutions such as multi-purpose island units with custom seating, built-in appliances and reactive banks of furniture comprising pull-out larders, integrated wine stores and departmental drawer solutions are key markers for a functional kitchen space in 2020.

With their ability to establish zonal utility in an open-plan kitchen space, innovations in concealment are set to grow, according to Brandt Design, which predicts a continued stream of organisational fixtures and fittings designed to maximise storage, improve user convenience and ensure best-in performance.

Interior storage solutions are therefore as important as appearance next year, with bespoke storage elements optimising both kitchen and lifestyle.

Julia Steadman, Head of Operations for Brandt Design

Brandt Design / brandtkitchens.co.uk

Multi-generational Kitchens Among Hot Trends For 2020

by | Dec 19, 2019 | #kitchens

Interiors specialist Brandt Design predicts that demand will rise for design that future-proofs kitchens for the whole family

Kitchen layouts that cater for the multi-generational needs of a family will be one of the key design trends for 2020, according to interiors specialist Brandt Design.

Multi-generational living requires future-proof design that is ousting the one-size-fits-all approach as a growing population continues to live longer, marry later and demand more in terms of valuable interior design.

According to Brandt Design, enhancing family life will be critical to the design process, with bespoke kitchen furniture being used to accommodate different types of user, application and siting.

“Striking the right balance between fashion, function, design and desirability is the challenge for kitchen designers in 2020”

Forget the extension, as the ‘flextension’ will create the ultimate in flexible living for families from the kitchen alone.

Features such as integrated seating areas, low-level and full height storage solutions, and extended breakfast bars or island units that double up as an all-inclusive workstation complete with food prep areas and space for cooking, dining and home office work will be vital.

Harnessing a more sociable way of kitchen living, 2020 will be an exciting time for home renovations, says the company, as there is a clear appetite for eclectic designs that enhance the flow of the kitchen and its connection with other rooms.

“The past decade has seen huge change in our homes, with kitchen design becoming top priority on the list for essential updates,” comments Julia Steadman, Head of Operations for Brandt Design.

Striking the right balance between fashion, function, design and desirability is therefore the challenge for kitchen designers in 2020, with a few stand-out style trends already set to innovate next year.”

Mixed materials

There will be significant focus on the chromatic, tactile and decorative identity of kitchen products and how they impact the environment, both aesthetically and economically.

Whether designers incorporate a mix of raw and imitation finishes, or commit to one complete scheme, innovation in surfaces is providing a new level of freedom in terms of design and material selection.

Painted kitchens and grey colour trend

The year will see a rich palette of natural and liquid stone, high-texture leather and marble accent details, balanced by tactile wood finishes and the extremely versatile palette of grey.

Grey will continue to be the neutral of the moment with taupe and light hues through to charcoal and slate grey hitting the mark in 2020.

The ‘painted kitchen’ has also become a practical choice, now offering a modern take on a more traditional look and finish.

Offering a new lease of life to the kitchen cabinet, painted furniture when paired with authentic raw materials like marble and concrete will create a durable kitchen environment that is classic in nature, yet contemporary in finish.

Innovation in surfaces is providing a new level of freedom

Hide-and-seek storage

Discreet storage solutions such as multi-purpose island units with custom seating, built-in appliances and reactive banks of furniture comprising pull-out larders, integrated wine stores and departmental drawer solutions are key markers for a functional kitchen space in 2020.

With their ability to establish zonal utility in an open-plan kitchen space, innovations in concealment are set to grow, according to Brandt Design, which predicts a continued stream of organisational fixtures and fittings designed to maximise storage, improve user convenience and ensure best-in performance.

Interior storage solutions are therefore as important as appearance next year, with bespoke storage elements optimising both kitchen and lifestyle.

Julia Steadman, Head of Operations for Brandt Design

Brandt Design / brandtkitchens.co.uk

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