The kitchen is becoming an ever more important part of the house. It is no longer a room that is used for cooking and cleaning but rather a multi-purpose room that serves as all things at once, it should be a place that works on multiple levels. Relaxation, entertainment and not forgetting cooking are all tasks we demand the modern kitchen to be able to perform.

The way things are going we’re all spending more and more time in this room, and so it makes sense that you want it be as perfect as it possibly can be. That’s where we at Optiplan Kitchens come in, we have over 30 years of experience in designing and fitting bespoke kitchens perfect for our valued customers’ needs.

We may have 30 years’ worth of experience but don’t think we’re stuck in the ‘80s. Kitchens have come a long way since then, and so have we. Here are just some of the features you can expect in our kitchens going into 2017.

Solid neutral colours

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There are a variety of colours that fall into this spectrum. Everything from eggshell whites, through stone browns to gun metal greys, these adorn cabinet doors, storage shelves and even walls. These sit in stark contrast to stark white worktops and natural flooring – in either stone or wood. The kitchen of the future is a multi-tonal one.

Distressed and authentic timber

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People are seeking authentic and heavily grained woods. The juxtaposition of natural woods against sleek gloss or matte painted cabinet doors, is at the height of style, and looks truly stunning. Natural woods or laminates with as little work or processing done to them as possible also work extremely well as a focal point island in an open plan kitchen.

Open storage

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Clutter used to be a point of shame, hidden behind doors. No longer. Open storage is becoming a point of pride, showing off centre piece plates, bowls, books and glasses. These can be found in many different places around the kitchen, at the ends of a central island, above cookers or as a means of breaking up above-the-worktop storage units.

Focal points

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As the trends lean towards starkness and simplicity there is still some space for a spattering of character and colour. Could this be a wall, the island, a particular surface or an area of storage. Set this area in stark contrast to your muted tones and natural-look woods and splash it with brightness. Blues, greens and punchy greys all work well for this.

Multi-tonal kitchens

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Another feature that is seeing a lot of interest at the moment is throwing a third feature into the mix. Combining wood with flat colours, while eminently stylish, is nothing new. But add a third element to that and you have the archetypal modern kitchen. This could work as a dark wood feature top, paired with a lighter wood work surface across the whole kitchen, combined with mushroom or grey tones on the door fascias.

If you want us to help you design the perfect contemporary kitchen for you. Get in touch, we’d be happy to help.

The kitchen is becoming an ever more important part of the house. It is no longer a room that is used for cooking and cleaning but rather a multi-purpose room that serves as all things at once, it should be a place that works on multiple levels. Relaxation, entertainment and not forgetting cooking are all tasks we demand the modern kitchen to be able to perform.

The way things are going we’re all spending more and more time in this room, and so it makes sense that you want it be as perfect as it possibly can be. That’s where we at Optiplan Kitchens come in, we have over 30 years of experience in designing and fitting bespoke kitchens perfect for our valued customers’ needs.

We may have 30 years’ worth of experience but don’t think we’re stuck in the ‘80s. Kitchens have come a long way since then, and so have we. Here are just some of the features you can expect in our kitchens going into 2017.

Solid neutral colours

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-10-57-25

There are a variety of colours that fall into this spectrum. Everything from eggshell whites, through stone browns to gun metal greys, these adorn cabinet doors, storage shelves and even walls. These sit in stark contrast to stark white worktops and natural flooring – in either stone or wood. The kitchen of the future is a multi-tonal one.

Distressed and authentic timber

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-10-57-59

People are seeking authentic and heavily grained woods. The juxtaposition of natural woods against sleek gloss or matte painted cabinet doors, is at the height of style, and looks truly stunning. Natural woods or laminates with as little work or processing done to them as possible also work extremely well as a focal point island in an open plan kitchen.

Open storage

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-10-58-23

Clutter used to be a point of shame, hidden behind doors. No longer. Open storage is becoming a point of pride, showing off centre piece plates, bowls, books and glasses. These can be found in many different places around the kitchen, at the ends of a central island, above cookers or as a means of breaking up above-the-worktop storage units.

Focal points

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-10-59-51

As the trends lean towards starkness and simplicity there is still some space for a spattering of character and colour. Could this be a wall, the island, a particular surface or an area of storage. Set this area in stark contrast to your muted tones and natural-look woods and splash it with brightness. Blues, greens and punchy greys all work well for this.

Multi-tonal kitchens

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-10-59-15

Another feature that is seeing a lot of interest at the moment is throwing a third feature into the mix. Combining wood with flat colours, while eminently stylish, is nothing new. But add a third element to that and you have the archetypal modern kitchen. This could work as a dark wood feature top, paired with a lighter wood work surface across the whole kitchen, combined with mushroom or grey tones on the door fascias.

If you want us to help you design the perfect contemporary kitchen for you. Get in touch, we’d be happy to help.