If you were thinking about a new kitchen this time last year, chances are you probably had to put plans on hold due to the pandemic. But what about now? Is it time for a new kitchen?
The answer is yes! If you plan your new kitchen now, it should be able to happen in 2021. So the sooner you start making plans, the sooner you will have your brand new on-trend kitchen.
Stone and Chrome can help you do this. Although our showroom is currently closed to clients, we are working and can offer remote consultations via Zoom, Teams or FaceTime. We are still able to design kitchens and can either work from your plans or visit your property, under Covid guidelines.
Our installation service for kitchens and bathrooms is also still operational. We have adapted our working practices to adhere to the current Government guidelines and implement social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures when working in clients’ homes.
So if you are ready for your new kitchen, we are ready to help make it happen!
If you need some ideas for on-trend for kitchens in 2021, here are three to get you started.
Your kitchen – your life
Kitchens are no longer just about eating and preparing food. They are the hub and heart of the home. More so than ever during lockdown. Under normal circumstances they are places where we can socialise and entertain; and we all look forward to the time when we can do that again. But during lockdown many kitchens have become multipurpose spaces for living, working, and homeschooling.
This means that as well as having defined yet flexible spaces for different activities, kitchens need to reflect the life going on around them. They need to be designed to be relaxed and welcoming as well as smart and stylish. There is also an increasing trend for the curated look, with open visual spaces to display items that represent your passions in life and add personality to the room.
The gorgeous handmade in-frame shaker kitchen shown below ticks all the boxes. It has different seating areas for flexible use, and also features stylish open shelving above the oven for books and display items. And even a special corner for the dogs!
For the colour of your kitchen you need to think outside the box. Perhaps mix two or more different colours instead of having everything match. Take a look at our article Colourful kitchen design which gives some great ideas for kitchen colours.
Greens and blues are currently popular. We’re noticing a growing trend for darker colours such as forest green, teal, cobalt blue and navy, as well as contrasting paler ones such as sage green, moss, mint and powder blue.
Black is also very much a rising trend. If you don’t want a completely black kitchen then you could feature some key items in black. For example, the barn conversion in-frame shaker kitchen pictured below is painted in soft neutral grey but features a striking black Aga for dramatic effect, and also black worktops including on the island.
Stone and Chrome are the masters of hidden storage! Our kitchen and bathroom designs often feature clever storage that is both incredibly practical and also so stylish. It feels like the rest of the world is now beginning to catch up with our leading edge design here!
Two increasingly popular hidden storage trends are pantries and boot rooms. Let’s take a quick look at an example of each of these.
Pantries are seeing a resurgence in popularity and are becoming a must-have item for contemporary family homes. They have proved invaluable during lockdown, when more people are doing larger shops less often, so need somewhere to store all their goods in an organised way. A walk-in pantry such as the one below enables you to see everything at a glance, and frees up precious space in the kitchen. Painted in very on-trend Farrow and Ball Studio Green, it also features a gin dresser and wine fridge!
A boot room is another precious ancillary space which clears the clutter out of your kitchen. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish in its own right. We’re really proud of the bespoke handmade boot room pictured below. It is painted in Farrow and Ball’s Stiffkey Blue and features wonderful satin brass handles from Armac Martin. It would make a fabulous addition to any kitchen.
So, if it’s time for a new kitchen and you want the very best, look no further than Stone and Chrome. Simply get in touch with us in one of the ways outlined on our website, and we will take it from there. We look forward to creating your dream kitchen in 2021.