Kitchen Trends Of 2017 Part One


More people are choosing to revamp their kitchens, as we spend more time socialising in this space. We want it to be a room where we can relax and socialise. Instead of choosing to move, people are turning their homes into the ideal space for them by adding extensions and orangeries to their kitchens.

Whether your space is a compact galley or a large open plan room, at Essex Kitchens & Bedrooms we make sure we offer our customers a large, up-to-date choice. Ted Baker and Laura Ashley tiles, Sensio lighting, and clever storage solutions are just a few of the accessories we have to compliment your living spaces.

Investing in a new kitchen can be exciting, and we can ensure that the total process is stress free because we know how important it is to get it right. With so many options available on the market the choice is endless. Below are just a few of the kitchen trends that seem to be popular at the moment.


The perfect design for a modern and traditional home mixes high-quality gloss cabinets with exposed brick, pipe work, concrete and metals. This look has been inspired by factory and warehouse apartments.

To add warmth to this style of kitchen you can add hints of copper to the design. For example, polished copper splashbacks bounce light into an all-white, simplistic space, and copper lighting pendants work beautifully with both modern and shaker style units.

Show off your walls.

Feature walls are a good place to add a burst of colour without overpowering the room. The muted tones of the kitchen cabinets lend themselves well to a contrasting colour.

Another way of adding a bold, contrasting colour to the walls would be to introduce a bright coloured glass splashback.

Tiles laid in a brickwork pattern are also very popular as they add character to any style kitchen. You can use a contrasting colour of grout between grey or dark tiles as this will really accentuate the pattern.

Quartz worktops.

We have noticed that a number of people are upgrading from laminates to quartz. In the past, quartz was always seen as a luxury surface, but the development of composite surfaces is opening the possibility of natural stone as an option in kitchens and bathrooms. Stone worktops create the grandeur of a room for a relatively modest price.

Here at  & Bedrooms, we work with you and your exact requirements. Not only do we design your chosen style from start to finish, we also have over 30 years of experience that ensures the job is done correctly. For more information on our services, get in touch today by calling 01621 893491.