The kitchen is the heart of the home, so what does your kitchen say about your style?
Winning Appliances sheds light on the latest design and technology trends that Australians can include in their homes.
Winning Appliances CEO David Crane explains, “The kitchen is where celebrations, family discussions and life happens – it’s the heart of the home. Just as your personal style reflects who you are, so too does your kitchen. Practical, beautiful and stylish can be expressed in many ways. We have compiled the top ten kitchen trends based on what's in demand right now and what consumers can expect to see in Winning Appliances showrooms in 2013”.
According to our experts, here are the top 10 Australian kitchen trends for 2013.
If you love your gadgets, there’s plenty of room for them in your kitchen. From unique LED lighting to appliances that can be altered to suit your needs or mood, technology has changed the way we think about appliances. Pop-up rangehoods and dishwashers hidden behind kitchen cabinetry are now possible, as well as combination ovens that offer over 100 cooking programs and induction cooktops that turn off automatically.
There are some things that never go out of style when it comes to kitchen design. Classic round lines, chrome accents a truly individual retro aesthetic. Add a pop of colour and have a bit of fun transforming your kitchen into a mix of yesterday’s looks with today’s technology.
Whether you’re hosting a party of a simple family dinner, there is no better place to do so than outdoors! Transform your alfresco space into another useable room, accessorising your BBQ cooking area with state-of-the-art appliances such as an outdoor dishwasher or wine cabinet so that you can spend more time in the sunshine instead of the kitchen.
When space is at a premium, you want your appliances to offer as much as possible. Creating a complete kitchen solution can be tricky in an apartment or other small space, so all-in-one and compact options mean that you don’t have to compromise on technology because of a smaller size.
The colour white has long been synonymous with appliances, but a new take on this idea has put the ‘white’ back into ‘whitegoods’. The reinvigorated tint has resulted in crisp exteriors of fridges and dishwashers being effortlessly integrated into contemporary kitchens. This look is far from boring, and is perfectly paired with touches of stainless steel for a clean and streamlined aesthetic.
Why not make a statement with dark and glossy appliances? Not only do they look great, but they are practical too- hiding dirt and requiring little maintenance. The growing trend of ebony and charcoal appliances is changing the definition of ‘whitegoods’. Personality meets functionality for a stunning and sophisticated result, and you can add as much or as little as you like, from fridges, dishwashers to cast iron trivets on cooktops.
Growing families need space and lots of it! Innovative design means that larger capacity fridges are no longer a bulky presence in the kitchen. Family-friendly appliances not only have to be budget-friendly, but they also have to offer a additional safety features, such as triple-glazed oven doors and child locks on dishwashers.
The kitchen is often the heart of the home, and there is nothing more heart-warming than the country trend. New technology with a touch of vintage is encapsulated in an upright cooker, which is ideal for preparing Sunday roasts for the family. Appliances such as a built-in rangehood or refrigerator can be cleverly disguised behind your custom cabinetry, while wine cabinets offer a sophisticated option for storing beverages.
Homeowners are increasingly looking to bring professional quality into their own kitchens. Statement rangehoods matched with large cookers and ovens help to tie the robust stainless steel look together, while the extra cooking capacity allows you to create restaurant quality meals in your own home. Cast iron trivets and easy to reach burner controls offer precision, allowing you to take your cooking to the next level.
This sleek and contemporary aesthetic is a timeless look that many people now choose. Clean lines such as stainless steel combine with some of the latest in kitchen innovation to produce a modern space. Built-in appliances, pyrolitic ovens and eye-catching rangehoods are all synonymous with this trend, while black ceramic cooktops offer a modern twist on the kitchen staple.
About Winning Appliances: Established in 1906, Winning Appliances is a family owned and run kitchen and laundry specialist. The company is based in Sydney, Australia and has nine showrooms across NSW and Queensland. The business, through its retail stores and commercial division, also works with architects, developers and the construction industry to provide appliances for commercial projects across Australia. Winning Appliances also opened Winning Bathrooms in October 2011, with a showroom in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley and Indooroopilly.