They have This is using glass & metal fabrication as well as solid laminates which are still strong enough to maintain rigidity rather than flex or be brittle like wood or stone. Chunky worktops are out – slim and sleek is in. However, the island is also returning to a use of a singular dining area with a separate area for food preparation.

The only way to achieve this aesthetic is in a more tailored manner by having bespoke cabinetry designed and made just for your space. As a result, these designs aesthetics can be cued from and incorporated in more normal kitchen designs.

The Kitchen Design Trends 2011

The Kitchen Design Trends 2011

Designs like these are really to be used in very large spaces. They certainly look the part but would probably not be right for the majority of kitchen spaces. At the latest European showcase, showstoppers included curved kitchen islands that combined the majority of required appliances with organic shaped breakfast bars incorporated into curved cabinetry to form ergonomic shapes wrapping around the user. Corian, Hi-Macs and other acrylic solid surfaces are making a strong case as they are the only kitchen materials hard wearing enough to mould into exotic, ergonomics shapes. However, curves and malleable materials are becoming more present from higher end designer kitchen companies. The old carthorse of white minimalist kitchens with high-gloss contemporary cabinetry and handleless doors is still thriving and will continue to do so for many years to come.

The Kitchen Design Trends 2011

The Kitchen Design Trends 2011

The Kitchen Design Trends 2011

The Kitchen Design Trends 2011

The hunger for a new style direction is consuming any new material or format that pokes its head out of the ground.  It’s a strange but compelling time for contemporary kitchen design.

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