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2021 Adelaide Kitchen Design Forecast

Continuous lines, smart storage, matt finishes, flexible dining spaces and natural inspired surfaces are trends that will dominate 2021! If you’re planning a new kitchen, draw inspiration from our 2021 Kitchen Design Forecast below.

Continuous Lines

Smooth, continuous lines are predicted to be big in kitchen design with minimalist looks in high demand.  Achieve the look using integrated kitchen appliances, handle-less cabinetry and solid surface finishes.

 Pictured: Corian Axis Sink in Gunmetal Finish

Pictured: Wallspan. Milano white, handle-less cabinets

Matt Is Back

Luxurious, velvet to touch surfaces will be high on the lust list for kitchen renovators. Unlike the surfaces from the late 80’s, today’s matt finishes look great, are durable and come in a variety of sheens and textures.  From tiles and cabinets to benchtops and even mirrored splashbacks, matt is back!

Photo Credit: Silky Matt Mirror Finish

Caesarstone Natural Finish – Black Tempal

Smart Storage

With so much time spent at home in 2020, the functionality of our kitchen spaces has never been more important.  Lack of storage is one of the major reasons customers choose to redesign their spaces but smart storage is more than just a functional layout.  From maximising space to making hard to reach spaces even easier, the clever suite of storage technologies available from Blum are hard to go past.

Vertical storage solutions and pull out pantries and accessible space corner cabinets are all great ways to squeeze more space out of your design.

High quality dividing systems will also ensure your can maximise the flow of your kitchen.  We love Blum’s Orga-Line range which allows you to keep everything within reach and close to cooking zones. Pictured below is the Orga-line bottle tray and cross divider – perfect for securely storing bottles and chopping boards.

 Photo credit: Blum Orga Line Range

Natural Surfaces

Natural materials such as marble, stone and concrete will continue to be popular and are a great way to add a sense of sophistication, texture and visual interest into your design.

Best of all, most product ranges now incorporate natural inspired surfaces meaning you an achieve the look across all price ranges of surfaces.  From solid surface and engineered stone through to laminate finishes, the variety of designs and textures on offer are diverse.

Photo credit: and her Caesarstone Cloudburst Concrete Island  

Photo credit: Wallspan. Corian Solid Surface Benchtops In Raincloud 

Dark Stainless

After years of stainless-steel appliances taking centre stage in kitchens throughout Australia, we’re seeing a shift towards more refined, darker alternatives. The new Westinghouse Aspire range is bang on trend, stylish, durable and most importantly, finger smudge proof!

 Photo credit: Westinghouse Aspire Range

Colour Crush: Earthy Greens

While white kitchens will never date muted colour tones are finding their place in designer’s stylebooks for their warm, welcoming simplicity.  Paler greens and earthy, mid-green shades inspired by the forest we’re predicting to be popular adding a fresh, yet subtle liveliness to spaces.   Pair with neutral tones such as warm whites and soft greys for a balanced and inviting design.

Photo credit: Wallspan Eco Cabinets in Bayleaf

Photo Credit: Polytech’s range of earthy, mid-green cabinetry tones

Dining Islands

With 2020 renewing an appreciation for the simpler things in life such as family time and social connectivity, we’re predicting dining islands to be right on trend for 2021.  A dining island is an extension of the island benchtop that provides an integrated space for both meal prep and more structured dining.  The format creates a flexible zone for prep, dining, entertaining, study and even work.

Photo credit: Wallspan. Strata Grey feature  island bench, Caesarstone Ice Snow benchtops and a laminate dining table area in Halifax Oak


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