The way homeowners and tenants use their homes – especially their kitchens – is constantly evolving, and no more so than in the last two years. The function of a house has transformed since the pandemic, now becoming a blended place and changing the way architects will design spaces in the future.
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The industrial concrete trend has been around for some years, featured on TV and in high-end architectural and interior design magazines. Poured concrete kitchen worktops, splashbacks and cladded walls are becoming highly fashionable, but there are shortcomings with the real thing, explains Jon Stanley, Vice President of Marketing at Caesarstone UK.
The property based in Chelsfield, Orpington was having a kitchen-diner refurbishment and extension in a modern contemporary design. Dickens Developments – the contractor on site contacted ARP’s Area Sales Manager – David Capel, as they had met at a previous site. David was invited to a site meeting, where the extension was surveyed and the various Trueline fascia and soffit options were discussed.
There can be no doubt that there has been a trend in recent years towards an open-plan style of living within the kitchen and living room area. The kitchen has become more than just a food preparation area and this means that the space has to be frequently adapted for a multi-purpose to accommodate dining, living, a home media area and socialising, says Neil McDonald, Design Manager at Moores.