By ggfp. Kitchen. At Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 13:50:58 PM.
Other clients think the \"traffic corridor\" kitchen concept \"clogs\" up the kitchen with unnecessary and unwanted people. Count me in the \"keep-the-unnecessary-people-out-of-the-kitchen\" category. I like to keep the kitchen open and inviting, I just don't want the extra bodies while the meal is being prepared. By keeping the extra bodies out, the kitchen can be smaller and more efficient, meaning fewer steps between the refrigerator, cooktop and sink.
Door Design: In the past few years, kitchen door designs have become much more simplistic. For contemporary kitchens, the trend has moved towards flat panel doors with no detail. An extension of this is the move towards handless doors, and this is going to continue in 2011 with many more homeowners choosing handless kitchens. Even with classical or traditional kitchen styles, the door designs are more simple than before, with many designers using shaker style doors, even with in-frame kitchens. This gives off a very classic bespoke look.
Go to shows! I've worked in the kitchen industry for years and yet, nearly every show I go to shows me some new kitchen innovation that I had never previously imagined. Many of the people we speak to talk of having viewed a kitchen showroom, picking a really nice kitchen to have installed, only to see their dream kitchen at the same or lesser price elsewhere. Shopping around and doing your research is important; new innovations appear first at shows, i.e. the Ideal Home Exhibition, 100% Design and the Grand Designs road show. When they do, it takes a while before they are widely publicised and so going to shows is the best way to find out about new kitchen innovations. This is also particularly good, because many exhibitors will sell off their display items for less than the retail price to avoid carting them back to their warehouses and many others provide discounts to people who wish to get quotes from their stands.