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Five kitchen trends you shouldn't ignore

For any landlord, ensuring the kitchen of properties are functional, safe and offer some degree of style is an absolute must. While some landlords opt for cheaper options, it can often be less cost-effective when it comes to repairs and maintenance, especially with things like boilers and white goods.

Keeping up with trends, styles, technology and opting for quality can be a good option for landlords, not only lessening the chance of breakdowns and breakages, but also slowing the wear and tear process. Alongside this, it also makes the property far more appealing for renters and can command a larger rental fee.

Kitchen area of stylish residential warehouse conversion in London's fashionable Shoreditch area. Wood and exposed brick wall interior design. Photo: istock
Kitchen area of stylish residential warehouse conversion in London's fashionable Shoreditch area. Wood and exposed brick wall interior design. Photo: istock

If you’re reviewing the kitchen in your properties currently, in today’s climate getting right is a must, so here are five trends you shouldn’t ignore.

Natural Stone Tiles

Flooring is such an important factor in rental homes, especially those with multiple occupants and families living in them. Natural stone tiles have made a real comeback in recent years, with the likes of natural limestone tiles ideal for kitchen spaces, due to their hard wearing nature and traditional feel.

The earthy tones and intricate patterns can compliment a range of styles, and fit in with any kitchen space, whether you’re going for something more rustic or a modern kitchen. However, the fact that they are highly durable, and are scratch resistant makes them ideal for rented properties.

Smart Kitchen Technology

Smart appliances have become highly sought after in recent years and while some are a bit fad-like, many others can help make real savings on energy bills. They are designed to make the likes of cooking and day-to-day kitchen activities more efficient, which again can really appeal to potential renters, as well as be great for EPC ratings. Additionally, if you’re a landlord which offers bills included, it’s going to save you a bit of money too.

Sustainable Materials

Sustainability is a hot topic across all parts of the home, especially within modern kitchen design. Opting for eco-friendly materials and practices can reduce the impact of your home on the environment, as well as the likes of reclaimed wood, recycled metals and bamboos also providing a rustic charm.

Again, opting for energy efficient appliances is a must in reducing the carbon footprint of a home, and will help with the overall sustainability of a home.

Open Shelving

A simple but effective trend that can boost the appeal of a kitchen space is open shelving. It’s much easier to clean and maintain, and can make the space feel larger and more inviting.

It can help make for a more organised and curated kitchen, while also is a good way of enabling tenants to showcase their personality, with what they have on display, ultimately reducing things like holes in walls!

Bold Colours and Patterns

Finally, why not have a kitchen stand out from the crowd? Today’s kitchen trends embrace bold colours and patterns, adding personality and vibrancy to the space. Deep blues, rich greens, and even striking black are popular choices for cabinetry and walls, providing a dramatic backdrop that makes a statement.

Patterned tiles for backsplashes and floors can introduce a playful element, while contrasting colours can create a visually dynamic environment. These bold choices can be tempered with natural elements like wooden countertops or stone floors to maintain a balanced and cohesive design.

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