Technology 'playing a big role' in modern kitchens
14th Aug 2012
Technology is playing an increasingly major role in the design of modern kitchens at the moment, according to one expert who has predicted this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.
David Moore, kitchen designer at In-toto Swindon, said that the fashion for open-plan living means that boundaries are becoming more blurred, as is the technology that goes with them.
"Expect more integrated music, computers and communication devices into the kitchen furniture, as well as innovations in appliances. For example, fridges connected to the internet with built-in touch displays for recipes, online ordering and video calling to friends and family," he predicted.
Mr Moore added that anyone designing a kitchen needs to ensure that they consult experts to do it, as this will not only guarantee that the job gets done properly, but could also provide them with additional insight.
For people with smaller kitchens, this advice can often be invaluable and help property owners make the most of the space.
"For example, using a light or vibrant colour scheme with interesting lighting can create the illusion of space in a small kitchen," he added.
The light reflecting qualities of gloss or glass fronted cabinets create a sleek, streamlined modern look, he added, emphasising that minimalism is the key with small spaces, so creating clever storage areas in corners with the use of carousels and drawers is also wise.
Posted by Staff Writer: Frances McDonald
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