There’s no denying that colourful kitchens are ‘in’. Yet despite the growing trend for postbox red appliances, ocean blue splashbacks and copper taps, there’s little chance white kitchens are going away.
‘Dark kitchens’ are massively popular these days. They’re virtual kitchens that allow pretty much anyone to whip up mouthwatering foods and deliver them to customers, without a physical venue. They work in collaborative spaces – or rent a section of a restaurant kitchen – to cook without the cost.
Would you love to have a bigger kitchen? You’re not alone. In fact, a 2019 survey by laminate manufacturer Formica found that nearly 60% of Brits questioned were frustrated with the size of their kitchen. Many said they felt it was ‘too small’, that there was ‘not enough space’, or it felt ‘crowded’.
Of course, it wouldn’t hurt to have a little more food prep space, room for a bigger table, or some added storage. But at Just Kitchen Doors, we think there’s so much potential in even the smallest of kitchens.
We see that classic panelling, those eye-catching indentations, and that less-is-more design, and we instantly know that we’re looking at Shaker-style furniture. The characteristics and qualities of this traditional American design are loved the world over. But where did the Shaker story really begin?
Have you been thinking about making your kitchen more eco-friendly? You’re not alone. The pandemic has made many people reconsider what they want out of their spaces. In fact, nearly 50% say that spending more time at home during lockdown has made them interested in making a few eco-friendly changes.
If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll know that we’ve recently taken an in-depth look at the hottest kitchen design trends for 2021. But now, we’re going even further to explore the future of home kitchen tech. We want to share our predictions on what the average home kitchen will look like in 2030… and beyond.
Due to the global health crisis, more and more people are working remotely. This means that many of us have spent a lot more time at home over the past year. And while there are advantages to this, there are definitely a few downsides, too. For some, it’s been a chance to transform the former commute into opportunities to get small jobs done around the house. But on the other side of the coin, it’s also meant that we’re using our home kitchens more than ever. And consequently, we need to clean them more often.
The concept of ready-to-cook meal kits definitely isn’t new. Even before the pandemic, busy families were jumping on the Hello Fresh bandwagon. But, of course, the COVID-19 crisis has definitely sparked a surge in this area. With restaurants being forced to close under Government guidelines, keen cooks have had little choice but to try whipping up their own tasty restaurant-style meals at home.
Looking for a touch of inspiration? We’ve tracked down four of the most jaw-dropping kitchens in the world to give you some great ideas for renovating your kitchen. Some of them may be more practical than others…
New year, new look! As we leave 2020 behind, many of us are looking to make some changes, and it’s not surprising that we’re starting with the kitchen. The ‘heart of the home’ has never been more important as we spend more time indoors. So how can we make our kitchens look fantastic this year?