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Thursday 19th of July 2018 11:35 AM

Kitchen design trends to watch out for

Lifestyle Desk : With homeowners becoming design conscious nowadays, it is crucial for the kitchen design to be exciting as well as functional. Ensure the kitchen is well lit, and space has high-tech tools and easy to reach shelves, experts suggest.
Experts have given some tips for kitchens:
* High Tech tools: Technology is becoming a dominant part of the kitchen now. From the blender and microwaves to auto clean chimneys, people are relying on gadgets to help make the kitchen a space cleaner, practical and maximise cooking efficiency.
* Multipurpose kitchen islands: Kitchen islands are no longer an afterthought but have emerged as the ‘jack of all trades’. They are meant to create an impact while attending to multiple uses by the homeowners. Storage is an important element of a well-designed kitchen and kitchen islands are working even harder for us now with better utilisation of space to stow away built-in appliances like microwave and an oven to help the space look clutter-free.
* Light it up: Kitchen is a multi-activity space and hence needs multiple layers of light to suit both the functional purpose and the design elements. Task lighting and ambient lighting are imperative to aid the functional use, while accent lighting and decorative lighting help enhance the aesthetics of the space. A kitchen also needs adequate horizontal and vertical illumination for efficient usage, and to enable both owners and guests to have an experiential culinary experience with decorative hues.
* Two-tones are better than one: The two-toned theme gives depth to the kitchen making it look bespoke. It is always advisable to use darker colours at the bottom and lighter shades going up. This makes the kitchen look bigger as the lighter shades on the upper cabinets draw the eyes aloft. The two colors or materials that you choose can either be bold and vibrant or subtle depending on your personal style.

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