Trends to redefine kitchen design post Covid-19
Just a few months ago the world was a different place. This pandemic has shaped the way people behave, be it while making the morning coffee, running errands online or putting efforts to make space for family and life.
Kitchen being the heart of any house–– has been abuzz with action since the lockdown began. There’s no doubt that the future of kitchen design will look different in a post COVID 19 world.
The post covid-19 kitchen designs will have a hint of more open and modular kitchen designs and a more conducive environment for cooking and storage. Let us dive straight into knowing if our kitchens are equipped to handle needs of the future and the trends for a kitchen in a post pandemic world.
Open and Modular Kitchens
The coronavirus pandemic has forced people to stay at home, which in turn means increase in kitchen activities. With cities having compact spaces, open and modular kitchens are here to stay. While opting for modular kitchens, the consumers are spoilt for choice. The consumers can choose from so many designs and colours. Modular kitchens can be unique for each household. Equipped with the pre-manufactured cabinet parts, modular kitchens are simple and look elegant with top notch interior styling and designs.
The modular kitchens be dismantled and reinstalled with great ease, as and when needed. Their accessories and fittings are available in a wide range of designs. Most regularly used kitchen shapes include L-shape and U-shape.
Modular kitchens include stylish hardware such as vibrant colored doors, stainless steel doorknobs, all of which are easy to disinfect. The world of modular kitchens is fast evolving today. Increasing open-shelving options and globally influenced appliances are providing a multifunctional touch to the kitchens today! While kitchens are becoming the focal point of socializing, an island counter or counter height tables are considered to be good choices to maintain distance.
More storage capacity
With the world focusing on increasing storage practical design was never given so much emphasis. Maximizing the storage space for those additional stocks of groceries is all the more important in today’s time. Larder units or pantry units can be openable, pull-out, or even sliding with a lot of shelves to house storage jars and dry goods. This is a very practical solution to keep things organized at the same time very convenient for using.
Anti-bacterial laminates and easy to clean surfaces
Maintenance-free surfaces are usually made of stone, glass and laminate that are easy to clean. Some of the most frequently touched surfaces in our homes include kitchen countertops, kitchen cabinets, handles and knobs to name a few. These, while need to be cleaned frequently, should also be anti- bacterial in nature. New laminates are available which are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and can be easily sanitized.
Well ventilated space for veggies and fruits
Wooden buckets are a good way to store potatoes, onions and other vegetables. Wicker baskets are ideal for storing vegetables that don't need to be refrigerated, such as onions and potatoes etc. To keep your veggies fresh and handy & well-ventilated these baskets are a must. Easy of sliding and opening and good ventilation keeps veggies fresh for long.
Appliances like Dishwashers, Blenders
The fear of the virus has forced people to keep their domestic help at bay, and this has led to categories such as dishwashers grow by 250 per cent over last year as per industry sources.
The trend of integrating dishwasher with kitchen design will definitely see a rise as this reduces the reliance on domestic help and provides the convenience of time.
Similarly blenders and choppers will become integral part of the kitchen to reduce dependency on cooking maids.
Better Space Utilization: making using of every corner
As we seen there is lot of bulk buying of groceries happening during the pandemic and we have all faced the trouble of overflowing cabinets and drawers. Internal fittings can solve this problem. Cabinet storage is going to become more efficient and organized with the right kind of accessories.
Kitchen corner units are often neglected and can be better utilized using corner unit hardware's like magic corners and moving corner hardware's which help in convenience of storage.