According to House Beautiful Magazine, there are several major trends happening in kitchens at the moment. Below we have a look at some of the most popular:


1. The Rise Of The Quality Worksurface

Laminate may have been the way forward for years, but for people looking to upgrade, there’s been a definite shift to more expensive materials like quartz. This is due to people investing more in their homes, deciding to stay there longer and having the money to do it as they get older. Natural stone is a definite way to upgrade the look of a kitchen and is no longer seen as a luxury item, but rather one of reachable aspiration.


2. Industrial Style

Always combining function and form, the industrial look favours not so much a stark approach, as an exposed one. Think visible pipework, often as a feature, metallic or dark colours, and harsher materials like concrete, stone or exposed brick.


3. Handle-less Units

but how do we open them? It’s easy – these units respond to a simple pressure – just push and they pop open. It’s all about clean lines and a sleek, linear overall look. Often these units are also high-gloss in neutral or earthy tones.


4. Great Storage

Everybody loves a cupboard.. but even more so now. It’s part of a trend to keep worksurfaces free of clutter. There will always be people who love to display their items,  but for those who want cleaner lines and a feeling of space,  storage is the way forward. Just make sure everything you need regularly is at a good height for you to reach easily.


5. Painted Cabinets

This is where JMF Doors comes into its own! Supplying a huge range of cabinets in all sorts of styles –ready to paint in your preferred  colour or finish.  Go classical or modern – or a combination – it’s your choice and such an easy process.


6. More Technology

The Smart Home is already here, and showing no sign of stopping. There’s a big rise in Bluetooth integrated features, pop-up sockets for recharging appliances and colour-changing lights. There’s even an iKettle that you can control from bed, ordering it to boil in time for your arrival downstairs!