Kitchen / June 24, 2018 / Elie Ignace.
A trend toward wellness is more a concept than a specific look. Large windows, comfortable seating-perhaps a kitchen sofa or banquette, space for plants and herbs, high performance/easy care products such as engineered stone, room for art, design elements from nature, a large sink, purified water, ample traffic flow and a steam oven are some attributes of a kitchen designed for an overall feeling of wellness.
The kitchen design outlook for 2018 has evolved from recent years in notable ways and offers a virtual basket of both mature and fresh design goodies for everyone. The vernacular of kitchen design in 2018 puts the spotlight on an elevated aesthetic, promotes well being, encourages food prep efficiencies and as a result, the kitchen becomes the room in the home where all five senses reside. It’s a magnet for physical and emotional nourishment.
We’re still seeing natural wood elements in the kitchen and the floor is where this design statement is being made. Noted above, wood countertops are on the upswing, thick wood shelving and more textured door styles in clear or semi-opaque stains are beautiful design elements in 2018 kitchens. Backsplashes are generally quiet affairs, creating to a visual flow in the design. Seamless engineered stone with soft patterns are trending. Tile for the backsplash is either very small shapes or larger format sizes.
Kitchen flooring needs to satisfy many criteria – it has to be practical, comfortable, damage-proof, and ambiance-pleasant. But how is that possible. Of course, the first idea that will come to your mind will be to choose an impressive piece which looks up-to-date and stylish, and that’s where you are risking to make the ‘practicality mistake’. Before thinking of aesthetics, thinks of durability, and don’t do the mistake of saving.
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