Handy hints for a modern kitchen

July 9, 2015 - 3 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, […]

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.


Wallpaper

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.


Need help?

If you want the job done right, you should consider letting a professional handle all of your renovations and installations. We’ve found the best Tweed Coast kitchens, renovations and equipment experts for your job.

TR’s Cabinet Making & Shopfitting

So you’ve got your designs sorted, now it’s time get started! If you’re looking for a qualified cabinetmaker to look after all your kitchen supply, installation and maintenance needs, contact the team at TR’s Cabinet Making and Shopfitting. Using only first-class products in all of their construction—like Formica, Laminex, Caeserstone, Essastone and more—you’ll have peace of mind knowing your kitchen will stand the test of time. Whether you’re looking for a new stone benchtop or need some more kitchen storage, TR’s Cabinet Making and Shopfitting will be happy to supply you with a free measure and quote.
Where: 3/27 Morton St Chinderah Tweed Coast NSW 2487


Mynt Interiors

Prefer to leave your kitchen design to the experts? Kitchens are the most important part of the house and there are so many factors to consider if you want to give it that modern feel. With more than 80 years’ combined experience in the industry, Mynt Interiors will do all the work for you. They’ll use their expert knowledge to custom design your kitchen and help you with the installation. Using the latest state-of-the-art technology, the team here can create a 3D model of your kitchen to view before any installations begin (potentially saving you thousands of dollars in costly design changes!). Worried you can’t afford a new kitchen? Contact the team at Mynt Interiors for a consultation today and they can personally design a kitchen to suit your lifestyle and budget.
Where: 9/3 Ozone St Chinderah Tweed Coast NSW


Have you recently completed a kitchen transformation on your home? Let us know how it went in the comments below!