1. Welcome With A Sociable Kitchen

Activate the ergonomic benefits of curves to get the party flowing.

2. Make Your Kitchen A Multiuse Space

‘When seeking to create a family-friendly hub, it’s great to incorporate a bespoke desk and study area.

3. Add Smart Partitions

Don’t be afraid to disrupt sightlines in a modern kitchen – not every chef enjoys an audience.

4. Create Unusual Shapes For Shelving

The kitchen should be a fun, interesting, and wonderful space.

5. Take A Quieter Approach To Interiors

With busy lives, homeowners are now more aware of their decorating choices and are aiming to find a balance between streamlined minimalism and luxury for their kitchens

6. Embrace A Wood Resurgence

Wood kitchen cabinets are a popular choice for those that love a timeless or classic look, so it comes as no surprise that we will be seeing more and more homeowners look for walnut and oak cabinet kitchen ideas in the near future.

7. Think About Display Possibilities

No space for a dresser? Glazed wall cabinets are just as beautiful and the display possibilities just as strong, albeit on a smaller scale.

8. Invest In A Shapely Backsplash

Why end a kitchen backsplash in a straight, horizontal line when curvaceous silhouettes can prove far more enticing?

9. Step Up

Now there’s one more reason to celebrate high ceilings – the library ladder is coming into its own.

10. Go For Pattern Play

Traditional kitchens are making a play on directional pattern. Focus on areas such as cupboard interiors and backsplashes

11. Decorate With Color Of The Season

Carrara has competition – the latest natural stones are all about green, the undisputed kitchen color hero for 2023.

12. Bring Flooring Up-To-Date

Those seeking an alternative to herringbone or chevron kitchen flooring should check out mansion weave.

13. Introduce Mirrored Elements

An established backsplash favorite, antiqued mirrored glass is making a move onto kitchen cabinet ideas.

14. Provide Statement Seating

When it comes to bar stools, bespoke maker Jack Trench points to a trend for more intimate perching in the kitchen.

15. Create A Lovely Look With Antique Wood

As part of the trend toward less ‘kitchen-y’ cooking spaces, classical wood kitchen ideas are making a move into the kitchen.

16. Go For Glazed Tiles

A tiled kitchen backsplash is nothing new, but there will be a shift away from matt finishes and towards gloss. A glazed tile is not just easy to clean – it will also reflect the light around the room, with effective results regardless of the color.

17. Mix Vintage With Antiques

Future kitchen trends are about dispelling any notions of a show home, and introducing some antique or vintage furniture into a kitchen has the immediate effect of creating a warm, lived-in home environment.

18. Break Up Your Space With Partitions

After years of breaking down walls to create large open-plan rooms, over recent times we've come to appreciate the benefits of being able to close the door and escape the soundtrack of the entire house.

19. Make A Statement With Metal

While they are generally considered something of a necessary evil in the UK, the American approach to extractor hoods has long been more celebratory, with custom-made designs in unusual finishes making strong and defining statements in kitchens across the land.

20. Focus On Layered Lighting

Lighting in a kitchen is always a challenge to get right but the art of layering will be key to designing kitchens successfully going forward.

21. Add Interest With A Single Shelf

With so much going on in kitchens, the risk of a visual overload is always high. Those searching for a more restrained look will need to focus on colors, which should be kept simple, and thinking about leaving wall space bare.

22. Evoke Nature With Natural Elements

The use of natural materials has increased considerably during the pandemic and will strengthen in appeal as marble, granite and unpainted wood kitchen cabinets become a firm fixture.

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