The Kitchen of the Future Showcased in Milan
Every two years Eurocucina, one of the most important and forward-looking trade shows in the world, is held in Milan, Italy. This event showcases the future of the kitchen. The 2022 Eurocucina did not disappoint as 82 manufacturers provided insights into what homeowners the Upper Valley can expect in the U.S in the years to come.
Eurocucina confirmed that the kitchen is no longer a room principally dedicated to meal preparation, cooking and cleanup. The kitchen serves multiple purposes for working, socializing, family gatherings and providing beautiful and functional space. The open floor plan will continue to dominate kitchens of the future, connecting seamlessly to the living room and other spaces. Showcased were kitchens that created separate spaces without building barriers. We will design kitchens for homeowners the Upper Valley that will integrate the kitchen with other rooms. Displays in Milan featured glass room dividers suspended with metal cables from the ceiling to connect the kitchen to living and dining rooms.
Integrating the kitchen with other spaces can be achieved by hiding kitchen components or the entire kitchen altogether. Streamline designs that feature sliding countertops fitting over cooktops and sinks were prevalent in Milan. Displays featured appliances hidden behind sliding doors and cabinets. Caesarstone featured a remote-controlled sliding countertop.
Mixed materials were another Eurocucina trend. There were kitchens that combined glass, stone, wood, metals, porcelain, laminate, marble and concrete. There was also a heightened use of sustainable materials and those with a low environmental impact that were made from recycled materials.
Eurocucina also featured herb walls, in-counter herb planters, and containers were spices and other ingredients used in cooking that are easily accessible.
Almost every drawer and cabinet featured LED lighting that automatically illuminated when opened.
Other trends included:
- Splashes of bold colors to enliven natural tones
- Matt finishes were more prevalent than glossy counterparts
- Islands with pendants at varying heights
- Push and touch cabinets that eliminate the need for knobs or pulls
How can you capitalize on these tends to create a dream kitchen that will withstand the test of time? Give us a call at 603-448-9700 or make an appointment to visit our showrooms at 105 Hanover Street, Lebanon, NH and let us show you how to convert your vision into a kitchen that is the envy of your neighborhood.