The kitchen has quickly become one of the most important spaces, if not the most important space. The heart and center of the home – and the party! To celebrate this place of nourishment and social magnetism, we’ve asked Carly to summarize some key considerations when it comes to kitchen design:


  • Painted kitchens – there are so many colours to choose from, why not get adventurous?
  • Wood veneers – more styles and species are available today than ever before.
  • Two-tone kitchens are still big, people!


Quartz is especially big right now and is being made to replicate natural stone, especially marble with the veining. Quartz is praised for being “what you see is what you get”, unlike natural stones. There are so many great lines out there to choose from, such as Cambria, Caesarstone and Silestone.


Have fun with this, especially if you have a solid colour countertop.  If you’ve got a busy countertop, consider going with a solid colour backsplash tile.


Who says your only options are grey tones like stainless and brushed nickel?  These days, golds, bronzes and black tones are in.  Add a splash of colour in monochromatic kitchens. TRENDING NOW: hardware that is built into the door or drawer.


Open shelving is a great way to display any specialty dishes/crockery that you own, and also adds an airy feeling to your kitchen. Taking cabinets to the ceiling is a must – who wants an open, unusable, dusty space above upper cabinets anyway?



Stay Tuned for more design tips, trends and more!


Carly Sanderson