The secret to a well-designed domestic kitchen is finding the balance between style and function.
This winning combination is influenced as much by the homeowner's passion for cooking as it is by the latest appliance trends and technology. According to kitchen specialist Winning Appliances, there are three stand-out trends emerging in Australian kitchen design.
The first trend is a strong interest in larger capacity refrigerators. It seems bigger is better as homeowners seek more shelf space and larger fruit and vegetable bins. With the growing interest in cooking and entertaining at home, accommodating fresh produce and maintaining food freshness is extremely important. American brand Sub-Zero is a leading example of refrigeration at its biggest - and best - with all refrigerators designed with an enhanced food preservation system.
Black is back. Australians are looking abroad for culinary inspiration and this is no different for kitchen design. The European trend for black appliances, including refrigerators and ovens, is emerging in Australia as a stylish alternative to white or stainless steel. It's an ideal way of making a design statement, with the darker surfaces adding contrast and depth.
Finally, many consumers undertaking a full kitchen renovation are choosing appliances that can be totally integrated into their kitchen cabinetry for a sleek and uncluttered look. From dishwashers to refrigerators, keeping appliances out of sight creates seamless open plan living and adds a bespoke feel to the kitchen.
Winning Appliances offers an extensive range of brands and products and guides renovators to make choices not only based on trends but also with consideration for the household's individual cooking style, www.winningappliances.com.au.