The Latest Global Trends in Kitchen Design
The kitchen continues to gain popularity as a multifunctional and social space, and its design is increasingly reflecting that, according to Cosentino Group’s newly released “2019 Global Kitchen Study,” a reflection of worldwide trends in kitchen design. The study compiles findings from a survey of kitchen studios around the world and insights from design experts.
“While losing its nature as a purely ‘culinary’ space, the kitchen has started to host activities typical of other rooms within the house, often merging with the living room to create a new environment of family coexistence,” the researchers note. “This transformation influences the design of the space and its integration in the home, both in new construction or in renovation works.”
The main activities in a kitchen have become meals, reunions with guests, doing work, and performing other tasks, the study finds.
Other kitchen trends found in the report relate to the growth of more technology in the space. The report highlights the rising use of social media on smart-home devices. Fifty-four percent say they use social media as inspiration to renovate or redecorate their kitchen, according to the study. Sixty-two percent also say they use it to take better care of their diet and consult social media as a source of information. It’s influencing them to change their eating and cooking habits: Fewer owners are cooking processed foods, and as such, food preparation in the kitchen is becoming more involved.