Kitchen designs in 2020: Trends and Fan Favourites

30th August 2020

Home Inspiration

Creating the ultimate in kitchen luxe

As the most highly energetic area in the family home, the kitchen is always abuzz with meal creation and consumption, sharing conversations to convene and collaborate.  From the chaotic weekday breakfasts to the lazy weekend suppers, the kitchen is there to perform for the busiest of families.

While its highly purposeful function sets the benchmark, the kitchen is also the shining star in the home, with its tingling aesthetic appeal and beautiful shape and design.

Plantation Homes shares our insights on designing kitchens - plus, fan favourites and 2020 must-haves!

Mixing materials

Whether you are after a light and bright kitchen or one that is more moody and opulent, handpicking a mix of materials which is skews away from the mundane, is becoming the surefire way to achieve a drool-worthy space.
Having a statement long island bench, with a stone and a wood-like finish makes the kitche an entertainer’s paradise.

One Plantation home design, the Valletta features a show stopping kitchen that is like no other. It boasts a luxurious second-tier breakfast bar as an option, celebrating the oversized kitchen with its mix of light and dark hues. Sturdy and stunning, the laminate doors are as functional as they are beautiful.

Plantation Homes knows what makes a great kitchen – with function and form well combined. Shaker style cabinetry is proving increasingly popular, as it' suited to both modern and traditional styles.

Form meets function in the Majestic kitchen as seen at Bridgeman Downs display centre

All-white kitchens

Nothing says luxury than an all-white kitchen with a peppering of gold, copper or black tapware. White is timeless, classic and elegant and is back on trend. Was it ever not?

With a white kitchen, you can offset it with glass, funky coloured splashbacks and stone benchtops. It is the ideal foundation that stands the test of time.

The Colorado is a perfect example where white is the glamourous foundation to allow the eye-catching tapware, black cupboard and drawer handles and mosaic splash back to be celebrated.

Black handles in in this all-white kitchen as seen in the Colorado on display at Bridgeman Downs

Coloured matte finishes on cabinetry is also making a real comeback. From the dark bold kitchens in black, navy and charcoal or lighter shades such as soft greens, light greys and lattes, non-white kitchens create a significant statement piece in the family home.

Plantation Homes has also seen the mixing of coloured cabinets in the kitchen. The mixing and matching of timber with a plain colour is still on trend at the moment. Timber grains add a feeling of warmth and produce a welcoming atmosphere to any space. Another popular choice is two-tone cabinets using highly contrasting colours to create a monochromatic space. The sharp contrast between dark and light is very dramatic and still a current choice for many homes.

In the Panama, the choice of warm rich timbers, set against a peppering of light cabinetry creates a stunning look. Similarly, the Mirage Series opts for lighter timbers and white cabinetry, creating a luscious look and feel.

Rich timber detailing creates a stunning look in the kitchen of the Panama, on display now at Rochedale World of Homes

A must-have: Butler’s pantry

A Butler’s Pantry, which was once a ‘maybe’ item, is now a must have.  Out of sight, the Butler’s Pantry is the place to prepare meals, with all your essentials items stored and stack at arm’s length and kept organised and in its place.

As the secondary kitchen, The Butler’s Pantry may have a dishwasher, microwave and even a second oven and hotplate, as well as having additional storage for the larger items which may not be used all the time such as your air fryer or slow cooker.

Butler's pantry makes for great convenience in the Emperor in display at Springfield Rise

Doubling down on appliances

Kitchens are fast-becoming serious culinary zones, often featuring double ovens, inbuilt coffee makers and state-of-art appliances. Look no further than the European, complete with oversized island bench, double oven and endless storage and cabinetry to make any budding chef squeal with delight.

The kitchen continues to evolve as a statement piece in a home – its sleek look, stylish design, is it any wonder it is called the heart of the home?

Need more kitchen design inspiration? Over 20 Butler’s Pantries are on display throughout Plantation Homes World of Homes centres, across three premium South East Queensland locations – Springfield Rise, Rochedale and The Surrounds.

Contact us to book an appointment in a display centre near you.

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