What's trending in kitchen layouts – open kitchens connected to open living spaces or perhaps a return to a separated off cooking space? We put the question to designers on the Trends Design Council panel
1. Kitchen, bathroom and interior designer Natalie Du Bois, Du Bois Design
They are extremely practical in today’s world. With demanding jobs, people have less and less time to spend with family.
So having a kitchen area that is open, where you can multitask, check on kids doing homework nearby, or even catch up on the news is a positive.
We also love entertaining in New Zealand, and we like our guests to be with us when we prepare food.
Gone are the days of the mother cooking in a hidden-away small utilitarian space not big enough to swing a cat in.