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Home Living : August 3rd 2010
HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 1 Trends shape future look of your kitchen 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 important kitchen trends, which are likely to shape kitchen design in the coming years. 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 with our own things: 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 evolving social structure makes it necessary to break down walls and open up our 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, and with nothing left but the execution of the interior. The craftsmanship of materials will then become the key differentiator in kitchen designs as we move forward. Though 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 perfectly with a freestanding island that had a very high stainless steel base with drawers that could be kicked open 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 commonly hidden in cabinets. Tomorrow's challenge is finding smart ways to hide the hob and kitchen sink. Let there be light -- smart light With the trend toward more open kitchens and cleaner surfaces, there is a growing need to improve storage of everything needed in a kitchen. Improved lighting is therefore a clear trend and LED lighting is seen everywhere both for practical and ambient purposes. Your future kitchen will be honest This year's Eurocucina also put a strong emphasis on sustainability -- recycled materials, materials that can be recycled without losing their properties and materials that can retain value for a long time. You can have any colour you like as long as it's grey What is a trend analysis without a conclusion regarding future colours? In keeping with home trends, kitchens will continue to use a more natural palette ranging from white to black and blond to ebony. The next big kitchen colour will be silver or dark grey. In any case, who really wants a living room that is also a kitchen in pink? • 2 x Mirror doors • Wall to wall up to 2.4m wide • 1 x Single Hanging space • 1 x Draw unit (4 draws) + 3 shelving •1xShoerack • 1 x Double hanging space • 3 x mirror doors •Walltowallupto 3.6m wide Bankstown 9786 0395e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2173633i hlc wk49 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & SLIDING DOORS BETA - VIEW BETA - VIEW 900x900 (3'x3') $138 1200 x 1500 (4' x 5') $202 1200 x 1800 (4' x 6') $224 1200 x 2400 (4' x 8') $328 web: www.betaview.com.au - email: email@example.com PRICES FOR WINDOW ONLY & INCLUDE GST AVAILABLE IN BROWN, WHITE, HAWTHORN GREEN, PALE EUCALYPT, STONE BEIGE, CLEAR ANO, PRIMROSE FREE QUOTES FOR SUPPLY & INSTALL Unit 6, 9 Kurrajong Rd, St Marys 2271155i hln wk44 Ph:9623 5611 F:9623 5091 ABN 14 070 225 197 Master Lic No 408872083 Lic 84933c Security lic. no. 408925402 GLASS CUT TO SIZE OPEN SAT BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER AND SAVE $$$ METAL RO PRODUCTS PTY LTD We service the whole Sydney Metropolitan Area Ph 9675 5622 www.zammitroofing.com.au We supply • Carports & awning • Metal roofing • Guttering • Flashings & all roofing accessorie AMMIT 2199658i hls w35 NO OBLIGATION FREE MEASURE & QUOTE wardrobe specialists Guaranteed to beat any price Life time guarantee. Call now for a FREE measure & quote. We service all areas Eftpos available 2066725i hls wk3 9725 2266 f. 9725 2166 e. firstname.lastname@example.org Unit 4/94 Hassall St, Wetherill Park from $389
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