Expert insight from The Main Company
A new year means an opportunity to refresh our homes. Often the heart of the household, kitchens are designed to stand the test of time, but are also an opportunity to showcase our style. Alex Main, Director of The Main Company provides expert insight into upcoming trends for 2023 including the importance of adding texture, mixing materials and those all-important personal touches.
TEXTURE, TEXTURE, TEXTURE
“We’re seeing many homeowners experimenting with texture, in part due to the emergence of cottagecore, and the requirement for warmer and more tactile materials in the home. Whether this is in the form of a reclaimed element such as a wooden worktop, or a crisp panel detail, clients are experimenting more and more, and are looking for individual touches in their kitchens. Reclaimed wood is increasingly popular thanks to its sustainable nature and visual appeal, with exquisite natural details which give a characterful, rustic aesthetic to a home.”
NATURAL STONE IS HERE TO STAY
“Natural stone is a timeless choice for many homeowners, with Ceasarstone quartz and marble worktops remaining firm favourites in 2023. Manmade options aren’t as good as the real thing, however the quartz equivalents are a respectable alternative and tend to be more hardwearing. Renowned for its quality finish and incredible versatility, natural stone works across both traditional and modern kitchens alike. From worktops to splash backs, there are huge array of options out there to suit any style of kitchen.”
“We’re noticing a shift with consumers looking to incorporate mixed metals into their kitchen designs. Metals in similar tones offer a cohesive style, such as copper and gold which pair perfectly due to their warm undertones, or cooler metals like nickel and chrome which sit well against lighter colours and modern kitchen designs. Using too much of the same metal can look one dimensional, so ensure the finish you choose suits its placement in the kitchen.”
“As we reflect on the past few years, comfort is now more than ever at the forefront of people’s minds. As a result, kitchens are evolving to include nostalgic detailing and homely touches. We’ve seen a rise in requests for bookcases displaying personal possessions and traditional large farmhouse sinks with quality sink skirts, which give kitchens so much personality and warmth.”
Leading bespoke kitchen brand, The Main Company have a wealth of experience creating kitchens uniquely tailored to the homeowners’ individual style and functional needs.
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