Home design trends 2014

Posted September 18, 2014

We would love to hear your ideas and visions about how you want your home to look and feel. To help fuel your creativity, we have done some research about emerging design trends in the home. These feature articles will explore different areas in the house and show you some designs and features we think are unique and exciting! This month we start with the kitchen.

The Kitchen
The kitchen is the centre of the home. Where kitchens were once used solely used for cooking, these days they are often a central feature of the home and a space for family and friends to gather. This is why it is so important for a kitchen to be well-designed; to be both functional and warm. As one of the most respected new double storey home builders in Perth,  we have designed and built many exceptional and award-winning homes. Through our journey, we have seen some amazing kitchen spaces! Here are some great kitchen ideas to inspire you!

Straight Lines
A clean, modern aesthetic is both minimalist and sophisticated. Promote clean and straight lines in cabinetry, juxtaposed with rich textures and warm colours in flooring, backsplashes, lighting and accessories, to create a more welcoming entertaining space. Less is definitely more!

Be Smart
Create a smart kitchen both by ensuring that your cooking space is functional, and by giving thought to how you use your appliances. Think about installing soft close multiple-tiered drawers, vertical wall storage and strategically placed cupboards to allow easy access to your most often used items. Access to power points is also an essential consideration that we will be happy to assist you with.

In the Mood for Monochrome
Monochrome is elegant, simple and sleek and a classic monochrome colour palette won’t date. Think about pairing sleek white cabinetry with glossy black kitchen benches and fixtures. Beautiful stainless steel accessories will complete the vision. To avoid creating a sterile, cold space, accessorise with natural materials such as raw woods and colourful vases bursting with gorgeous blooms.

Neutral, Not Boring
Neutral tones allow you to personalise your kitchen style with unique accessories and features. Use whites, off-whites, linens, mushrooms and greys to create a kitchen that is elegant, warm and chic. Pair these beautiful tones with cabinetry in matte materials to keep the look understated.

Down to Earth
The use of natural tones and materials is a design trend that has been popular throughout the entire home, including the kitchen. Natural, raw materials create a feeling of industrial warmth and elegance in the kitchen. Expect to see rustic brick walls, exposed wooden beams and beautiful raw, wooden kitchen countertops. The use of these industrial elements combined with soft lighting and neutral tones, creates a calm and intimate entertaining space for family and friends.

Novus Homes are on hand to help make your dream kitchen a reality and we would love to hear from you.