Kitchen remodelling projects you should consider in 2024 - The Redditch Standard

Kitchen remodelling projects you should consider in 2024

The world of interior design is changing just as rapidly as the fashion industry, with new trends appearing all the time. It’s impossible to follow all of them and come up with a brand-new kitchen every year, but there are bound to be some designs that catch your eye every now and then. Going into 2024, many homeowners are thinking of changing things up a little and bringing something new into their kitchen. If you’re part of this group as well, and you have been thinking for a while that your kitchen deserves some redecoration, here are some of the trends you might want to include.

Simple units

The trend for simplicity in interior design will continue in 2024, and many homeowners will continue integrating it into their interior design. There’s no denying the appeal of simple kitchen units with a clean design and made from premium-quality materials. Choosing this option means getting a piece that will stand the test of time and look stylish regardless of time. This type of furniture is also much easier to clean and manage, so you’re not constantly scrubbing surfaces.

Communal seating

The kitchen is often where the whole family comes together to spend quality time and enjoy each other’s company. Enter communal seating that will help your kitchen become warmer and much more informal, unlike the stylish but separate bar-style seating arrangements. This type of seating also allows everybody to be more involved in meal preparation and cooking since everyone can be seated comfortably while the ingredients are simmering.




Ornate lights

You need lighting in your kitchen to be able to perform your tasks. Natural lighting is essential, especially since it can lift your mood. However, that doesn’t mean you should neglect the importance of artificial lights. Making sure all areas of your household are well-illuminated is a must. This way, you avoid the risk of becoming injured while mincing ingredients or working with boiling water and hot oil. That doesn’t mean that lights have to be purely functional. Oversized, statement light fixtures are becoming more commonplace among homeowners since they can make such an impression and change the whole décor.

Green

Just because minimalism is still quite popular inside the home, and most people are starting to prefer clutter-free spaces, doesn’t mean that the colour palette must follow strict orders. Minimalism is typically associated with subdued neutrals that look good with everything. Beige, ecru, white, and darker tones such as deep blue or charcoal grey are also commonly found in minimalist households. One of the most noteworthy colour trends of 2024 is green. All shades are welcome, from the more toned-down sage to bright emerald. For extra elegance, pair the green with brown accents.


Splashbacks

Splashbacks protect walls from stains and spills that can cause damage during cooking. However, this feature has evolved well past having a purely functional role and is indeed an integral part of your kitchen design. The latest trend in this area is to get solid surfaces as splashbacks. Also known as the slab trend, it’s easy to see the appeal of this design since it makes cleaning much more straightforward. Quartz is one of the most popular choices for this low-maintenance design, and the colours are typically either neutrals or earth tones.

Better storage

With minimalism being important for kitchen designs, it should come as no surprise that storage solutions have become increasingly important for homeowners. They allow your household to have a simple, seamless design, as well as make the entire cooking and cleaning process much more efficient. Many homeowners are also looking for cabinets that come equipped with built-in drawer dividers or partitions, to make the storing of small objects more efficient. Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry is another trend for 2024, as well as low cabinets that are deeper to maximise storage.

Peace and quiet

The appliances of today are increasingly quiet, with manufacturers increasingly aware of how disruptive they can be otherwise. All design elements that could prove to be too noisy are gradually removed as customer demand for silent appliances continues growing. Ultra-quiet dishwashers or trash compactors are becoming the norm, and even cabinets are being switched for the push-to-open alternative.

Stainless steel

There’s no denying the appeal of stainless steel, a classic that will continue to look fresh no matter how much time passes. It will remain a dominant presence in kitchens going into 2024 as well, and while there has been growing interest in matte black and glossy white finishes in recent years, stainless steel is still king. The second most popular option is to use panelling to hide appliances altogether. The reason for its enduring popularity is simply that stainless steel looks good in any combination.

Fridge and cooktop

When it comes to refrigerators, French door designs remain the most popular. Their main advantage is that they have larger storage capacities, meaning that you’ll be able to fit more foods compared to fridges designed to follow a side-by-side configuration. You only need to open one door to access the foods inside, keeping more cold air in and being more sustainable. As for cooktops, gas ranges are gradually going out of style, especially since research has shown that they might have hazardous effects on health. They’re replaced by induction cooktops that are more environmentally and health-friendly.

Large windows

If you’ve got the space for it, you should consider getting larger windows, a design choice that allows more natural light to enter the kitchen. If you live in an area with incredible scenery, it is a shame not to put it on display. People want to feel more connected with nature, and there’s no better way to achieve this than a panoramic view over a green landscape.

Kitchen designs change every year, and it’s impossible to follow every single one unless you have a considerable budget and feel comfortable with the mess and slight discomfort remodelling always brings. If you’re thinking of changing your own kitchen, the kitchen trends that will be popular in 2024 might provide you with inspiration.

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