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What’s cooking: 2021’s hottest kitchen trends

Looking to update your kitchen? If you're scouting for inspiration, you're in the right place. Here's what's hot in 2021.

If you’re hoping to get your new dream kitchen in 2021 you’ll probably be thinking about what new trends to look out for. Fortunately for you we have called upon the expertise of Surrey-based kitchen designer, Park House Kitchens, who will give us the insider know how of what’s sizzling in a 2021 kitchen.

Go local

Park House Kitchens, Surrey - handmade

It’s all about bespoke, unique and local in 2021. A handmade kitchen ticks all of these boxes. By choosing a local kitchen business you’ll be supporting local crafts-men and -women, whose talents know no bounds. While many well-known high street brands often say they offer bespoke handmade kitchens, you’ll normally be choosing from a selection of styles. For a truly unique handmade kitchen look no further than an independent kitchen company – the quality of the product and the customer service will exceed your expectations.

Bold is best

Park House Kitchens, Surrey - bold colours

With some amazing shades out there (yes, Dead Salmon is officially a colour!) there’s plenty to choose from. The exciting onset of bold colours in the kitchen is a trend set to continue in 2021 with the predominantly popular bold green and deep blue at the fore with clean unbroken work surfaces in durable whites and greys.

Other colours to look out for? Soft pinks and light fawn. Two tone kitchen always look fabulous!

More than a handle

Park House Kitchens, Surrey - tiles and handles

The whole look and feel of the kitchen can be determined by some well-chosen handles. And when you delve into the world of door knobs you’ll see just how much choice is out there. A dark, matt finish, straight-edged handle will give any country-kitchen a contemporary twist, just as a pretty, gemmed handle can add a touch of glamour to any home.

Faucets for the future

Park House Kitchens, Surrey -  taps

Forget kettles, boiling water taps are the future. Quick, simple and sleek they are the definitive new kitchen must. There are a few brands to choose from, some of which offer a filtered and chilled water option, too – great for filling your reusable drink bottle and even better for the planet and your plastic waste!

Beautiful barstools

Park House Kitchens, Surrey - bold colour, bar stools

If you’re fortunate enough to have space for an island in your home, then get creative with your seating. In 2021 we’re looking at sustainably-made wicker barstools as a must. Designers like Vincent Sheppard have some beautiful styles to choose from. The mix of their traditional weave balanced with the well-designed modern legs means that these barstools will be the envy of your friends and neighbours.

Signature splashbacks

Park House Kitchens, Surrey - splashbacks

Making the most of your wall space will be a 2021 must. Contemporary and stylish fixed wall panels can double-up as shelving for your home-grown herbs and spices, or perhaps a place to pop your tablet while you follow your favourite recipe. If that’s not your style then tiles are back in – simple and elegant tiles work well with bold painted kitchens.

Park House Kitchens is an independent kitchen company based at the foot of the Surrey Hills in Ockley. Established in 1992 and owned by Emily Rowland – who took it on from her mother, Trish – Park House Kitchen designs and installs truly bespoke and beautiful kitchens in Surrey and West Sussex. Call Emily to book an appointment to discuss your ideas.

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