Less is more. In terms of style, minimalism is still king but will blend itself with the existing style of the house. I anticipate crossovers; for example in an industrial style home or a mid-century home with different design elements and choices. Clients want to conceal their clutter but showcase their style and character through really interesting and considered finishes, textures, colour, lighting, shelving space and decorative elements.
Seating. Because most people spend a lot of time congregating around the kitchen island tables, you need the right stools to sit on, says Emma. The right stool can make or break the finish on not only the bench top, but the kitchen, too. It also encourages the kids to jump up and grab a seat if you’re busy in the kitchen.
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Lighting. Feature lighting over island benches is still trending and it can really define your space. There is so much great lighting out there, but you need to choose one that complements the style of your home. And don’t forget to put the lights on a dimmer!
Prioritise your workflow Don’t forget to think about how you will move around the kitchen, and therefore the location of your cabinetry, sink, dishwasher and cutlery drawers in proximity to your kitchen island bench, says Patrizia. This will allow for an easy workflow when preparing and washing up. Don’t go rogue Don’t be afraid to experiment, but it needs to be cohesive with the rest of the kitchen. Put your personal touch to the space!
Open plan, u-shaped, cute and simple, nice and natural or showstopping. Take your pick from these brilliant modern kitchen design ideas. Blue and white. This colour combination makes for a stunning contemporary kitchen. Classic chrome pendant lighting picks up the silvery tones in marble finishes on benchtops and kitchen island. Collected pieces of china and porcelain imbue character.