Demand for kitchen renovations has soared by 24 per cent, with new data from Rated People revealing Brits are still investing in new kitchens despite tight living costs. . Homeowners’ priorities have shifted to optimizing their kitchen designs to better meet their needs and make more of a statement. In addition to this, some reports suggest that a newly renovated kitchen can boost the overall value of a property by 5-6%.
James Barnard, director of design-build firm Plus Rooms, which has delivered over 1,400 kitchen projects, has narrowed down the popular requests he has seen and the trends he expects to dominate 2024. Read below for more information.
1. Warm wood
The idea of natural materials and patterns on the key surfaces creates a beautiful pop against a simple background. Solid wood cabinetry stands out against clean white walls, creating a modern yet traditional warm kitchen that’s both timeless and perfect.
2. Functional island
People are looking for more from their kitchen islands than extra sitting areas. Other features should also be preserved, such as incorporating a work sink or more storage space. In addition to this, the wraparound seats are a great addition and create a more intimate atmosphere for you, your family and your guests.
3. Bold colors
A colorful kitchen is a great way to personalize your kitchen. Funky wallpaper, bold accent colors, unique backsplashes, the opportunities are endless. Playing with color not only allows you to tailor your kitchen to your personal tastes, but also creates a cozy and stylish kitchen combination that most homeowners are aiming for this year.
Bringing nature in as an extension of your kitchen is the perfect breath of fresh air to liven up your home. Bringing the outdoors in allows you to incorporate both spaces, making entertaining at home much easier. Incorporating natural elements into the kitchen, such as large bifold doors or significant doors, creates the feel of a larger kitchen and allows homeowners to feel more connected to nature and their outdoor space.
5. Stylish home appliances
As the heart of your home, the kitchen is an important space that needs to be set up correctly. When used alternately with materials such as copper and brass, a sophisticated sink will give your kitchen the perfect elegant touch. The rise in the trend of statement-making, sophisticated appliances made of materials such as stainless steel and brass, or a mix of materials, adds a unique custom touch to kitchen designs and serves as a focal point in the space. Therefore, it is an exciting feature to look out for in 2024.
6. Statement lighting
This year, interest in understated and minimalist kitchens will subside. Instead, 2024 will see more demand for stacked lighting and oversized or irregular statement pieces as we introduce creative ways to spice up the kitchen.