Since a kitchen revamp can add value to a home and make time spent cooking more enjoyable, here are the top kitchen design trends for 2019…

From appliances to aesthetics, kitchen trends are looking super cool and sizzling hot going into 2019.

Modern open-plan homes allow a seamless flow between cooking, eating and lounging. It also puts the kitchen in centre stage, making kitchen design more important than ever before.

“From a property value perspective, investing substantially in your kitchen, whether when building a home from scratch or revamping, means adding more value to a home and making it more sellable in the long-term. Beautiful, quality kitchens often seal the deal,” says Wendy Williams Managing Director of Engel & Völkers Southern Africa.

When building or revamping a kitchen, it’s important to not only try and improve functionality but also to take into account the latest kitchen design trends that could complement your home and what would appeal to future buyers.

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Let’s explore the top kitchen design trends for 2019 and beyond:

1. Industrial chic

Industrial finishes, like concrete, copper piping and brushed brass, are drawing attention in kitchen showrooms.

Brushed brass can be used to give a luxurious finish to handles, small appliances, taps and even plug sockets.

Copper piping is being incorporated to create practical storage solutions such as a place to hang cooking utensils.

2. Natural materials

Marble, granite and quartz add functional beauty to any kitchen. These materials are durable, they can withstand high temperatures and are easy to clean.

Due to its myriad of colour- and look options, manufactured stone, such as Caesarstone, is still a hit. Whether used as a splash back or on countertops, manufactured stone is available in a multitude of colours, adding a unique look and style to any kitchen.

Wood and metal are also being included into kitchen design for an elemental look that is contemporary and oozes a wow factor.

Bringing the outdoors in is another on-trend design feature. This can be done with a kitchen garden including a few pots overflowing with herbs, a planter incorporated into the central island or opening the kitchen out onto a courtyard with wall-to-floor sliding doors or a glass door.

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