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Top Kitchen Design Trends for 2013

4. Clever space saving features

Space saving kitchen features are a big trend for 2013, allowing you to make the most of the space that you have, without the need for a costly kitchen overhaul.


This clever pull out drawer from Second Nature extends your work surface, and then cleverly hides away, without taking up valuable floor space when it is not in use.

From £170 at Second Nature

Second Nature 01325 505539


Ideal for use on an Island, these clever pop up power points hide away creating a sleek look, whilst giving you plenty of useful power points to use. From £113 from Gallery Kitchens.

Gallery Kitchens 0870 120 8000;



This clever kitchen sink tap from APC Distributor has an adjustable spout which can fold away out the way. Ideal for use under a window, or in tight areas where space is a premium. £150 from APC Distributor

APC Distributor 0161 929 5300


3.Industrial inspired kitchen design

industrial inspired kitchen design

Achieve a modern but homely feel in your kitchen diner by combining industrial inspired looks with retro modern touches. A bare brick wall effect can be easily achieved with these clever brick tiles from slim bricks , who offer a range of real kiln fired brick tiles, starting at £25.50 per m2.

Slim Brick 0845 217 2880



This Baby Chef style kitchen sink mono bloc from APC Distributor is the perfect addition to your industrial inspired kitchen, with cool styling and easy to use features, this unusual tap will give the added edge to your modern kitchen design. £150 from APC Distributor.

APC Distributor 0161 929 5300



No City cool kitchen is complete with the iconic Smeg fridge to complete the look, available from £890 at Appliances Online in a range of colours. Go for Black velvet (model shown £1090) for an instant hit of cool, or Cream for a classic retro look. If you’re craving a bit of summer, why not indulge in one their pastel ice cream shades, guaranteed to make you drool.

Appliances Online 0844 324 9222


2.Eco Design

Nowadays, being eco friendly isn’t just about putting the right recycling bin out, it’s becoming more and more a way of life. In the past, it was not so easy to achieve a well designed, quality & stylish eco happy finish. Luckily, trends are shifting, so that there are some great Eco options out there, for the environmentally friendly, yet design conscious amongst us!

Auro are a certified carbon neutral company, who make many of their paints from natural raw materials, which are environmentally sourced. As an added bonus, their  matt emulsion Contains rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils. Winner of What Doctors Don’t Tell You – Proof Report conducted by allergy sufferers as most tolerated paint. So it’s great for those of you who suffer from asthma and allergies too. The colour range rivals that of the bigs guys, and personally, we’re all coveting “Lomond” for our kitchens! From £24.90

Auro 01452 772020



Bamboo is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most environmentally friendly products around. Fast growing, it is one of the most rapidly renewable resources available. In fact, harvesting the Bamboo cane encourages it to grow even more. Bamboo flooring has been gaining popularity for a while, and over in the United States,Bamboo kitchen cabinets are becoming more readily available. [www.lagunabamboo.com]2-1Unfortunately, it is not so easy to get a solid Bamboo kitchen cabinets, however  Essex based company Smith & Fong are the market leaders in eco friendly Bamboo products, from flooring & work surfaces to veneers.


Smith & Fong


One of the biggest struggles of being eco friendly is cutting down on unneeded waste. APC Distributors water filter tap helps you do just that. The carbon activated filter cleans tap water of harmful impurities such as chlorine and other toxins, negating the need for environmentally costly bottled water. With each replacement filter lasting for 3000 litres (roughly six months for a family of four) Not only are you cutting down on the amount of plastic waste you produce,but also reducing your carbon footprint by cutting down on your food miles. How many taps can say that? Eco friendly water filter tap, £220.00 from APC Distributor.


APC Distributor 0161 929 5300


1. Ultra Modern Kitchen Design

Our favourite and biggest Kitchen trend for 2013, the ultra-modern, sleek kitchen. Think high gloss, stainless steel and hidden handles, creating a clean, cool, modern look.


Bradburys Kitchen Design based in the South West offer Alno Kitchens, the latest in German design & technology. They also offer a bespoke design service resulting in fantastic, unusual and modern designs such as this one. contemporary_kitchen_design

Bradburys 01392 825940


A common error when creating a super sleek look is the over use of stainless steel. Whilst touches in the right amount look great, you want to avoid making your kitchen look like your local restaurant! A combination of steel and colour helps to liven up your kitchen.


A glass splash back helps to inject a burst of colour, whilst still retaining that modern look.

My Colour Glass offer an unbelievable range of colours, and also offer a unique online quote and ordering tool, thereby avoiding unnecessary contact with pushy salespeople. Glass splash backs are almost impossible to stain, and very hard to damage, unlike traditional tile splash backs, which make them a hardy choice for busy kitchens.

My Colour Glass 020 8099 9455


Our final top kitchen design tip for 2013 is this architect designed tap from APC Distributor. Designed and made in Italy, this kitchen sink mono bloc mixer is unlike anything on the market. With a unique control at the end of the spout, this kitchen tap is functional, clean looking and ultra modern. Available in stainless steel, or brushed steel by advance order, this kitchen mixer will wow anyone who sees it. The Tank kitchen sink mono bloc, £300 from APC Distributor.Tank

APC Distributor 0161 929 5300



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