Decades ago, the kitchen was hidden in the back of the house. It was a place where meals were prepared and dirty dishes were washed. Nowadays, the kitchen has a much different role.
Today, the kitchen is the focal point of the home, the place that brings everyone together at the beginning of the day or after a long journey. Moreover, the kitchen is lavishly presented in all its beauty and warmth right in the center of the house.
Kitchens have changed a lot over the decades, and planning your new kitchen is very important. Technological advances and changing social dynamics have greatly contributed to the growth of modern kitchen.
There is a much greater emphasis on open-space concept homes, which focus around the kitchen so that everyone can be together.
As in any modern design trend, clean and simple styles have become the favourites of new homeowners, natural light becoming an essential aspect of the overall look and function of the kitchen space.
Technology came into the kitchen in force not only in the form of gadgets and appliances. Today you can have a kitchen with technology integrated in every function and home-appliance – from taps to refrigerators up to lighting. This is what we call a smart kitchen.
Technological accessories are kitchen taps equipped with motion sensors, which can sense the presence of your hands underneath them so the water will flow automatically or faucets that can be controlled with a simple touch.
Refrigerators that can warn you when food items are running low or a coffee machine programmed to make your special coffee when you wake up. There is also a gadget that monitors your eggs, telling you which one is nearing the end of its validity period.
We can also update the lighting system, so now you can control all the lights on your smartphone or tablet.
Here are some of the new trends for 2020:
- Aparate electrocasnice inteligente
- Uși “Pocket” – sunt ușile care glisează între corpurile de mobilier
- Smart home appliances
- “Pocket” doors – are doors that slide between furniture units
- Extensible countertops
- LED lighting
- Deep drawers
- Fewer suspended wall units
- Open shelves system
- Large and practical sinks
- Reinforced glass
- Hidden hoods (ceiling mounted or furniture built-in)