Kitchen Trends in 2013

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It’s a brand new year, and for some of us that means a brand new kitchen! If you’re planning a kitchen redesign but you’re stuck for inspiration, we’ve got some of 2013′s hottest trends wrapped up:

1: Perfect lighting. The kitchen often occupies an intersection between functional and homely, and the lighting needs to reflect this. Task lighting for work areas, ambient lighting for seating – mix it up to create the perfect atmosphere.

2: Muted shades. If your kitchen’s on the bright side, here’s the perfect reason to change it – the colour trend for this year is neutrals, so get busy with greys, greens and natural wood tones. You can still liven things up with a touch of colour as an accent, though!

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3. Glass splashbacks. The high-gloss look is made for the kitchen, and some tasteful glass tiles can give your kitchen a modern edge that’s more visually interesting than ceramics. Buy in a few colours and make a mosaic.

4. Invisible appliances. Well, maybe not invisible, but tucked away and blended seamlessly into the kitchen. Hide things like dishwashers and fridges behind wooden panels to achieve this sleek, streamlined look.

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