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The Kitchen of the Future Showcased in Milan

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 by Susan Raisanen


Scottsdale Kitchen Remodel

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 in Scottsdale, Arizona, can expect in the U.S in the years to come.  

Eurocucina confirmed what we have been saying for years already, 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 a 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 in Scottsdale and Phoenix area that will integrate the kitchen with other rooms.

Something new and different is that displays in Milan featured glass room dividers suspended with metal cables from the ceiling to connect the kitchen to the 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 was made from recycled materials.  

Eurocucina also featured herb walls, in-counter herb planters, and containers where 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 their 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 trends to create a dream kitchen that will withstand the test of time?  Give us a call at 1-480-367-1171 to set a time for one of our designers to visit you at your home. Let us show you how to convert your vision into a kitchen that is the envy of your neighborhood.

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