Summer is the perfect time of year for getting together with friends and family to celebrate and relax in the warm weather. As the bustling hub of your home, your Leeds kitchen has an important role to play when it to comes to entertaining. From creating a beautiful backdrop to offering all the practical capabilities you need to make your guests feel welcome, your Leeds kitchen must strike a perfect balance between functionality and style. To help you create a kitchen that’s loved by you and envied by your guests, why not take a look at the latest summer kitchen trends and styles for inspiration? Our experts have composed a selection of the most stylish and practical summer kitchen trends to give you some new and exciting ideas for your Leeds home.
Enhancing Alfresco Dining
Sharing delicious food outdoors alongside a perfectly chilled glass of wine is one of life’s greatest pleasures. To take your alfresco dining experience to the next level, we recommend considering how your Leeds kitchen and outdoor space work together. As well as offering a beautiful view, wide bi-fold doors allow you to create a seamless transition between your kitchen and garden, establishing a single connected space. Positioning your garden furniture close to the doors makes it much easier to bring food and drinks from the kitchen. Meanwhile, your kitchen becomes a wonderful, fresh and airy space to enjoy cooking, whether for yourself or guests.
Bring The Outdoors In
Why not go a step further by bringing the outside into your Leeds kitchen? Introducing tropical houseplants and even fresh potted herbs to your kitchen will instantly inject a touch of summery vitality into your space. Positioning larger plants directly next to your patio doors will cleverly blur the boundary between inside and out. Natural light is also incredibly important when it comes to the atmosphere of your kitchen. Skylights will dramatically increase the amount of natural light entering your Leeds home, resulting in a much brighter and more inviting interior.
Make A Statement With Stone
Statement natural materials are undoubtedly one of the biggest kitchen trends this year. Marble effect worktops and splashbacks are increasingly popular and offer the fantastic potential to transform your Leeds home. Featuring a bold white grain, the Silestone Eternal Noir quartz worktop below adds a stunningly luxurious and sophisticated touch to our client’s Leeds fitted kitchen. A daring range of walnut, burnt oak, oxide and slate cabinet finishes also make a striking choice when paired with our on-trend handleless kitchen styles.
Add A Touch Of Metallic Glamour
Our 2021 obsession with deluxe finishes continues with metallic accents. Rose gold, brushed gold and matt black detailing is ideal for adding a plush contemporary finish to your Leeds fitted kitchen. The mottled gold mirror splashback below demonstrates another breath-taking opportunity to add a touch of metallic glamour to your space. The warm dappled reflection transports us straight to a sunny Mediterranean villa.
Create A Tranquil Atmosphere
While moody and charismatic kitchens are certainly having a moment this summer, cool, calming and tranquil Scandi-inspired kitchens are equally popular with those with more understated tastes. Working with a white base will bring a bright and airy feel to your Leeds kitchen while introducing a deeper hue like a navy or grey creates a wonderful sense of depth. Referencing nature by introducing a light wood accent through your worktops or accessories establishes beautiful warmth and serenity.
Those long warm days are ideal for sharing with friends and family, and where better to do so than in your stunning new Leeds kitchen? A kitchen island complete with a venting hob and wine cooler is a fantastic addition for entertaining guests. Position your island close to your patio doors so that you can enjoy your garden while you dine. A kitchen island combined with a garden view makes the perfect British summer alternative to the BBQ. For more tips on creating a kitchen for entertaining, please click here.
Keep Appliances Out Of Sight
The way we experience our homes and kitchens is always evolving, but never more so than in this last year. As the focal point of our homes, our kitchen has become a backdrop to home working, zoom calls, schoolwork and much more, and so creating a multifunctional space that works for all the family is the number one priority. As well as including seating, plug sockets and plenty of worktop space, you should also consider opting for concealed appliances. Hiding white goods out of sight will instantly make your space feel like an extension of your home rather than just a place to cook and prepare food. Furthermore, if you’re looking to impress your guests, then concealed appliances will make your kitchen appear even more stylish and sophisticated.
In the UK it often seems like the summer months come and go in the blink of an eye. However, taking inspiration from the latest trends and ideas is undeniably a great way to establish a stunning kitchen that functions beautifully all year round. For more advice on how to bring your ideal Leeds fitted kitchen to life, get in touch with your local experts Kreativ Kitchens. You can visit our Moortown showroom or give us a call on 0113 269 2784.