How To Plan A Kitchen Refresh: The Expert Advice You Need To Know - The Gloss Magazine

How To Plan A Kitchen Refresh: The Expert Advice You Need To Know


Explore these expert tips before you plan your kitchen redesign … 

Planning to refresh your kitchen this year, and don’t know where to start? Thankfully, The Panelling Centre, Ireland’s leading destination for kitchens, wardrobes, and appliances, is here to help with a step-by-step guide on the latest kitchen innovations that are here to stay …

1. Consider nature inspired colours

Tonal kitchens are a timeless choice, and colours such as mid blues, earthy greens, off white and natural wood, never go out of style.

Three popular colour choices by The Panelling Centre’s clients this year are Reed Green, Bone and Charcoal, with demand high for finishings in these tones available from the special-order Burbidge range.

2. Add in hints of contrast

Stoneware flooring and quartz countertops are great finishing touches to a kitchen that will also last. Gentle contrasts can soften the overall look of a kitchen, and for kitchens with sage green and charcoal tones, the team at The Panelling Centre recommend considering contrast colour taps, such as St James Living taps in gold, black and copper, for a subtle but impactful finish.

3. Choose ambient lighting

When designing a kitchen, lighting should be a key consideration. Illuminating LED lights for drawers are a recent innovation that adapts a kitchen to different needs throughout the day.

In addition to the wide range of lighting solutions currently on display, The Panelling Centre will also soon stock a brand-new range of innovative lighting solutions that can be added to cabinets, under counter or even incorporated into acoustic panels.

4. Make smart appliance choices

Downdraft hobs are a smart choice for anyone considering upgrading their kitchen appliances. These hobs are versatile appliances that seamlessly integrate the benefits of both induction cooking and a built-in downdraft ventilation system, which efficiently extracts cooking fumes and steam.

Several downdraft hob ranges from top providers such as Neff, Siemens, Bosch and Elica are available to order now at The Panelling Centre.

5. Integrate hints of texture

Countertops and islands are a staple feature of kitchens, and the right finishings will provide hints of texture and add depth to the space. Feature end panels are worth considering for a simple and sophisticated touch. The Panelling Centre is now offering a new feature panel option that perfectly match with kitchen doors.

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