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Home Living : August 3rd 2010
4 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 Kitchen future HOMELIVING » ADVERTISING FEATURE Kitchens of the future will change in big ways. Pernilla Johansson, director of design at Electrolux Asia Pacific, identified latest kitchen design trends -- and those of the future -- while visiting Eurocucina in April. Eurocucina is the world's most important kitchen fair, held in the northern Italian city of Milan every two years. During this year's Eurocucina, Ms Johansson identified these trends. Kitchen + living room = growing even stronger The open kitchen trend, in which the kitchen is integrated with the living space, will continue. Our fragmented world drives this trend. When there was no internet and only a few TV channels, families ate dinner together in the kitchen before gathering around the TV in the living room. Today we are all too busy and everyone has a laptop and a portable music device, meaning the only way to be together is to do different things in the same space. This makes it necessary to break down walls and open up homes for more togetherness. Clean surfaces inviting you to touch them There is something very peaceful about a kitchen with nothing but clean surfaces made from tactile materials, with all appliances out of sight. The craftsmanship of materials will then become the key difference. Although you still see all-steel kitchens, stainless steel is now more commonly used for details. Rational displayed a kitchen which used a thin black stone as a table top, aluminium profiles for the integrated handles and matte/textured white glass doors. The wall-mounted cabinets were floating above the stone floor and aligned with a freestanding island that had a very high stainless steel base with drawers that could be opened and closed using the foot. Hide and sink Though modern appliances can be beautiful elements in a living space, refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers and even the hood are often hidden in cabinets. Tomorrow's challenge is how to hide the hob and kitchen sink. Let there be light -- smart light With the trend for more open kitchens and cleaner surfaces, there is a growing need to improve storage. Improved lighting is therefore a clear trend and LED lighting is practical and ambient. Your future kitchen will be honest This year's Eurocucina also put a strong emphasis on sustainability -- recycled materials, materials that can be recycled and that retain value. Any colour as long as it's grey What is a trend analysis without a conclusion regarding future colours? Kitchens will continue to use a more natural palette. The next big kitchen colour will be silver or dark grey. www.waratahwardrobes.com.au FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No. 160400C 2070199i hln wk50 built-in WARDROBES Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors Frameless Shower Screens Ask us about Hebel Homes and our full range of products Contact us at - Unit 39/276 - 278 New Line Road, Dural 2158 Hebel has a solution for your building needs An Enviro Friendly Product PowerPanel PowerFloor HebelBlocks PowerFence Ph: 1300 575 560 Fax:1300 575 590 Web site: www.guardianbuilding.com.au Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Join the move to Hebel 2168174i hln wk02 2081732K HLC wk4 Kitchens Bathrooms Doors Laundries Solid timber maple French Doo Crazy! $169 Shower Screens from $375 Taps from $45 30% off Custom Made Kitchens Toilets from $19 5 full ceramic Vanities from $199 4 panel solid timber maple Doors Crazy! $135 Bathroom Accessories from $15 ainless eel Sinks m $110 AusLux 24 Bridge Street, RYDALMERE - off Victoria Rd Ph 9898 1200 www.auslux.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS Mon - Fri 9.00am-5.00pm Saturday 9.30am-2.00pm Sunday 9.30am-1.00pm Home Improvement SALE Unique Daylighting 210/354 Eastern Valley Way Chatswood (right near Platinum Fitness First) Telephone 9417 7066
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