2018 Kitchen top Design trends
Trend 1: Countertop thickness
As time goes by, we are seeing an increase in demand for thinner worktops. Recent technologies mean that nowadays, engineered stone countertops come as thin as 1cm. Torn between thick or thin? We recommend going for a thickness of either 2/3cm, for a design that will stand the test of time.
Trend 2: The Kitchen Island
The kitchen island trend will continue growing in popularity in 2018 with island becoming longer and larger, including more seating, storage and appliances. The most popular kitchen island styles are single level islands (as opposed to raised bar islands). These help to increase the kitchen’s surface area for both food preparation whilst also creating a more casual atmosphere for family dining. Apart from functionality, islands are also aesthetically pleasing, acting as space dividers in large open spaces.
Trend 3: Quartz is still the top solution
No material can seem to move quartz off the podium as the most popular kitchen top material. Available in a wide range of colours and patterns and known for its durability, we do not see its popularity decreasing for quite some time. (Pictured: Silestone Yukon)
Trend 4: Modern Classics
Design trends in 2018 seem to be moving away from an uber modern, almost sterile ambiance. Whilst sleek and modern designs are still very popular, they are now mixed with more traditional and timeless materials. And what better way to add timeless charm to your kitchen than traditional marble? Granted, marble is not the most ideal material for a kitchen top, being a material that is easily scratched and stained. However, nowadays, one can find quartz surfaces that mimic the look and feel of real marble so well, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference, such as Silestone White Arabesque.