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Top Kitchen Trends of 2021

Renovating kitchens is an exciting undertaking, but it can also be incredibly stressful. You want your kitchen to suit today’s trends, but you also want it to suit the trends of years ahead. After all, no one wants to be carrying out kitchen renovations more often than they need to.

Fortunately, the following top kitchen trends of 2021 are those that will likely continue leading the way in the years to come.

Introducing Curves

In decades past, curves were a common theme throughout most homes. If you didn’t see them in a kitchen, you would more than likely see them in a living room or even a bathroom. However, they have come back – and in a big way.

Rather than opt for rectangular island bars for extra bench and dining space, homeowners are choosing to add a curved end. The slight curvature allows for even more bench space as well as an exciting aesthetic appeal.

Natural Colours and Materials

Homeowners went through a phase of opting for contrasting blacks and whites. While those colours remain popular today, there is now room in the market for a new theme: natural.

Raw and matte finishes are becoming increasingly sought-after, with homeowners introducing greens, greys, and other earthy hues. They then pair them with wooden floors, nature-themed pendant lighting, and cabinetry with subtle colouring.

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The Qualities of a Good Cabinet Maker

We are all DIY Tradespeople – in our own minds. But when you are sawing, drilling and planing your latest renovation project, have you ever wondered how a person becomes a good cabinet maker? It’s a timeless craft trade and these days, not so common.

If I were a Carpenter…

A cabinet maker specialises in the making of fine pieces of furniture, be they tables, chairs, shelving or cupboards. Their work is a level above that of a carpenter, albeit they can do carpentry work. If you were to look at some way to differentiate between the two, then maybe you can say a cabinet maker is an artisan carpenter. The work they do and how they do it contains a number of factors.

1) Precision. A desire for minute detail and precision in the making of the pieces results in a quality product. They have a standard to which they must adhere to ensure the quality of their work.

2) Attention to Detail. This is pretty much like precision,  although this aspect refers to their overall view of a project to make sure that everything they make will fit together perfectly on completion. A great crafts person will not skip parts of the work or overlook the smallest detail so as the work can be finished quickly.

3) Commitment. A cabinet maker is always committed to produce excellent work. This requires dedication, an artistic eye, and high work ethic.

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