Handy hints for a modern kitchen

July 9, 2015 - 2 min read

Have you been putting up with an old-fashioned kitchen for too long? If 2015 is the year you finally turn your worn-out kitchen into a modern masterpiece, there’s a few important things you need to take into account.

Your kitchen is the hub of your home and while it’s vital to get it looking schmick, you don’t want to take away from its functional integrity. Whether you’re a fan of the indoor-outdoor kitchen or love a distinctive ceiling, there’s a number of kitchen design ideas that’ll dramatically increase the look, feel and overall value of your home. We’ve done our research and found some innovative kitchen design trends to consider when building a new home or renovating.

Open plan

Like all other parts of the house, modern kitchen design trends are promoting a more indoor-outdoor style of living. People want that alfresco feeling as they chop their vegies on a warm Tweed Coast evening. The simple addition of bi-fold windows and doors can seemingly combine your kitchen with your outdoor areas, all while protecting you from unwanted creepy crawlies and bad weather when necessary.

Make it shine

It’s no secret that stainless steel has been an integral part of most Australian kitchens and this isn’t going to change any time soon. However, if you’re looking to make your kitchen stand out from the rest, consider adding warm metallics like gold, copper and bronze to make your kitchen appear less sharp.


Just like adding bi-folds can combine the kitchen with your outdoor areas, adding wallpaper can connect it with the rest of the house. While wallpaper in the kitchen may be considered a little old school, this is a trend that has certainly made a comeback. If you want an open-plan kitchen, adding wallpaper instead of tiles will make the kitchen feel more like part of the home and not as segregated.

Minimalist with a splash of colour

When renovating your kitchen, sometimes less is more. For the past few years the minimalist look has dominated kitchen designs all over Australia. While this is still the case in 2015, adding a little colour to this minimalist design will give your kitchen that little extra pop. This doesn’t mean making your kitchen look like a rainbow, but brightening up your splashback or furnishings with a bit of colour can make a drastic difference.