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Modern & Stylish 2018 Kitchen Design Trends to Consider

With 2018 well and truly upon us, we wanted to take a look at some of the top kitchens design trends this year. Whilst some are already popular, 2018 may just prove to be their year!

In short, it’s going to be a year of technology working for you and classic, practical designs. For our team, we really invested in modern kitchen tech and connected devices in 2017 and look forward to seeing more kitchens with these implemented.

Quartz countertops

quartz worktops in matt and wood kitchen

We’ve already installed a number of kitchens throughout Sussex with quartz countertops and the trend looks like it’s here to stay, and we can see why. Quartz is a durable, timeless material that’s easy to clean, hygienic and offers a shimmering surface that doesn’t overshadow the rest of your design and colour scheme.

Connected devices

Kitchen with modern technology with Quooker boiling water tap

Technology has had a huge impact on the home and especially in the kitchen. Innovative devices allow you to manage your appliances via Wi-Fi when you’re out of the house, and Quooker boiling water taps save you time when making hot drinks and filling saucepans for cooking.

As we’ve embraced technology in so many areas of our lives, it only makes sense for it to play such an integral role in the kitchen.

Single-level islands

Single level kitchen island

In open plan kitchens, islands are a fantastic way to accentuate your space and create a practical, social area. Single-level islands will become even more popular in the next year, creating neat lines in kitchen designs.

Single levels also help you benefit from an increased surface area for food preparation and can add to the intimate family or dinner party atmosphere.

Integrated appliances

Minimal modern grey white kitchen

In line with modern household trends, minimalism will continue to grow and be strong in the coming year. As a result, it’s likely your new kitchen will include integrated appliances behind stylish cabinets and panelling.

The above image shows a modern kitchen we installed in Warnham, Sussex with an integrated fridge-freezer. The final look is fresh and clean. You can view more of our case studies here.


White and gold kitchen


It’s been suggested that gold accent colours may be a huge hit in 2018, so watch this space. They do provide a warm touch to kitchens but up until now, copper has been favoured.

If you’re thinking of updating your kitchen this year and are researching styles and costs, call us on 01403 7322 for a no obligation chat.

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