Therefore, when designing your kitchen, it is important to think about what the space means to you as an individual and to your family. How does it fit into your household? Who uses it? How do they use it? When do they use it? Thanks to open plan spaces, the kitchen has fast become the hub of the home, evolving into a space in which families and friends are drawn too. It is no longer considered the room where you simply cook food.
As the trend in homes has moved to open plan living, we are spending more and more time in the kitchen than ever before. Therefore, when designing your kitchen, it is important to think about what the space means to you as an individual and to your family. How does it fit into your household? Who uses it? How do they use it? When do they use it? Thanks to open plan spaces, the kitchen has fast become the hub of the home, evolving into a space in which families and friends are drawn too. It is no longer considered the room where you simply cook food.
Texture and Colour
Texture and colour play an important role in the overall look and functionality of your kitchen. While it is important to have a stylish kitchen, the most important feature is that it is functional. Many textures available today help strike that balance between function and style. The trend towards laminated cabinetry in a range of finishes allows you to tick the style box, whilst also creating a functional space that is easy to keep clean. Polished engineered stone benchtops, glass splashbacks and unique cabinet handles also add to those textural elements, creating interest and focal points in the space. The overall colour theme often complements its surrounding areas; most often the living, dining rooms, and increasingly and outdoor alfresco area. There are many colour options available, from neutral creams and browns, sparse whites and dramatic blacks. White and black are still two of the most popular colour choices for kitchens to date, however there has been a shift towards differing shades of greys in the colour spectrum that has allowed for a softer overall scheme. However many also implement a POP of colour to bring a touch of individuality to the space.
If you are a busy household, a breakfast bar can be a good area to informally sit down and have your meals or even pay your bills. It generally consists of a bench that overhangs far enough from a piece of cabinetry to comfortably fit stools underneath. It is a so-called table and a countertop all in one. You can also perhaps have your breakfast bar as a kitchen island bench standing alone. Not only are breakfast bars practical in terms of space savers, they can be a decorative piece of your kitchen. You can choose backless stools, stools with arm rests, stools in range of materials and of course if you choose a different benchtop material to the rest of the kitchen this will make it stand out.
Choosing the right material for your benchtop is very important, as it is the part of your kitchen that will have the most use. Engineered stone is a very popular choice, as is natural stone such as granite and marble. Stainless steel and glass are also suitable options; however they are not as durable as stone. Vedastone engineered stone, compared with natural granite and marble, does not need sealing as the composites used in its fabrication provides maximum protection, making it stain resistant to red wine, coffee, tea and food.Coupled with its versatile colour range and consistency from slab to slab, it is the obvious choice for a beautiful and functional kitchen.
Vedastone offers a wide range of colours and patterns, including the purest white finish on the market.