New homeowners moving into their fresh abode want nothing more than to add their own stamp and personal feel to the property.
There is no room that sets the tone for the rest of the house than the kitchen and it’s a modern phenomenon for young couples to create more of an urban, upmarket feel in their suburban kitchen. There are many ways that people will try and achieve this type of modern kitchen design.
Achieving a feel of space is vitally important when it comes to creating the perfect ‘urban’ kitchen.
Gone are the days of trinkets and bric-a-brac all over the kitchens facade. Kitchens of 2012 are more likely to have glass fronted cabinets and open shelving to make the best use of space and also make the room look as open and far reaching as possible. Incorporating designs such as this are also a great form of storage to maximise space.
The use of natural granite and stone finishes is not just a practical choice. Preparation areas provided by the likes of Diresco worktops have never been so popular in choice due to the fact that they give the kitchen that feeling of an inner city, New York loft apartment.
As well as the materials incorporated, the colour scheme is very important when achieving an urban feel that appeals to young couples. Dark coloured cabinets such as red and purple are extremely trendy at the moment.
Once again, partnered with classic granite worktops from the likes of Silestone worktops, the contrast is striking and sets the kitchen off perfectly.
The colour of the room itself is vital when it comes to creating the ambience and vibe of a modern, ‘urban’ kitchen. Black and white is a classic look that never ceases to appeal, though more recently homeowners and designers alike have started opting for classics such as magnolia and creams.
The advantage with this type of colour scheme is that it works with strong coloured cabinets and dark, quartz and granite worktops provided by the likes of Compac worktops.