Why kitchens are trending up
A recent survey by Houzz.com.au has revealed the emergence of a new kitchen trend indicating that homeowners now expect far more from this area of the home.
Coined, ‘the super kitchen trend’ savvy home owners are incorporating features and functions associated with traditional living spaces in their kitchens, removing the boundaries between the traditional kitchen and the rest of the home.
The study showed 49% of homeowners use their kitchen space for entertaining, 43% for socializing and 25% as a homework space. The figures indicate the lines are blurring between living, dining and kitchen areas, creating one entity.
As we approach spring selling season, keeping up with trends can significantly increase your home’s value, as it meets the immediate needs of the market.
Buyers are looking for more than a traditional kitchen. They want the kitchen to be the most important hub in the house, to support everything, from family, cooking and socialising, to working, watching TV and reading.
Here’s how to get your own ‘super kitchen’:
CREATE OPEN PLAN
Open up your kitchen to other living spaces and outdoor entertainment areas. Consider the shape and orientation of your kitchen in relation to these other areas in the house. They must have flow and feel connected.
THINK OUTSIDE TRADITION
The kitchen has moved beyond simply a place to cook, so incorporate features that support this style of living. This might include additional dining space, decorative lighting, TVs, entertainment systems or built-in audio and work spaces. Also add features that support entertaining such as a wine fridge, a dedicated area for tea/coffee making, a bar or custom made cabinetry.
PUT IT IN NEUTRAL
Go for neutral colours that are most likely to stand the test of time. Consider shades of beige, grey and white for walls paired with light to medium wood tones for cabinets. White or black are most popular for counter tops. Continue this colour scheme in rooms off the kitchen to allow for more visual connectivity.
ADD COLOUR THROUGH ACCESSORIES
Colour accents can be introduced through funky appliances like SMEG fridges, kitchen aid mixers and Delongi kettles and toaster. Canisters and fruit bowls can also be great colour pops, try top3 by design or Alessi for unique and funky kitchen accessories. For a visual statement, try some metallic or bright Tolix barstools found at Matt Blatt or Clickon furniture.
Vault Interiors is in the business of creating higher value spaces through vibrant and edgy design. Our property stylists specialise in unlocking the potential in your property and helping you increase its value through presentation, functionality and appeal when styling for sale.
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See the survey results from Houzz here.