6. Glass doors/ partitions: Maximising glass use within the kitchen and the living areas is going to be big in 2022. Having glass doors to the pantry is a great way to hide the mess but not fully close off the space in a small area. Having glass front cabinetry doors for an on-bench pantry is also becoming very popular. These don’t have to be plain glass, we are seeing reeded glass and frosted glass being used. With the increasing trend of multifunctional spaces there is a need to be able to close a door if working from home, having internal glass doors is such a great addition as light is not compromised. It is not only doors that we are seeing glass be put into; large pendant lights over the kitchen bench and display vases are among others.
7. Multifunctional Spaces: As mentioned above the use of multifunctional spaces is becoming ever present due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic which has seen a lot of people needing to work from home. It has been tried and tested that working from table, couch or the bed is not great for our backs or our work ethic! Equipping your home with a functional space to be able to work in and separate the home/work life is very practical. A lot of people might not have space to have a full study room so here is where you have to get creative. A good place to add a desk is at the end of your kitchen area. You are able to follow the benchtop along the wall at a lower height to suit your needs, creating a seamless, clean appearance. Another way to add a desk is into a small area that can then be concealed with some doors to hide any mess.