What’s hot in the kitchen
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From appliances to fittings, Brooke Evans-Butler takes a look at what’s hot in kitchen design.

Island Benches

John Care, from Dale Alcock Display Homes, said large island benches (3m x 0.9m) were proving popular due to their practicality and functionality. “They are great for prep areas, a place for kids to sit down and do their homework or sit with a laptop and surf the net, and of course, ideal to put food on when entertaining friends, ” he said.

Lighting

Retreat Design’s Steve Johnson said sensor lighting was being used more in the kitchen. “Sensor lighting allows different areas of the kitchen to be lit as they are in use, the idea being that when doors are opened a light comes on, whether in a drawer or a cupboard, ” he said.

Cabinetry

“The latest trend in kitchen cabinet configuration is a definite preference for drawers in favour of doors, ” said kitchen designer Derek Thorogood, of Veejay’s.

Colours

Ikea interior designer Chantelle Penny said turquoise was the colour of the moment for kitchens.

Benchtops

“We are designing more kitchens with full stone benchtops that merge up into backsplashes, ” Select Solutions’ Tim Roberts said. “This allows for a seamless and grout-less finish that provides a stunning look and is easy to maintain and clean.”

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Carol Asher wanted plenty of counter space for work space and for buffet space when she entertains. She has learned that her welcoming kitchen is the natural gathering place for family and guests. The counters are Black Absolute granite. David Asher said one of the most important aspects of getting the kitchen right was the lighting design.

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