Evolution of kitchen materials over the decade

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When it comes to our home, the kitchen is the heart of space in every home. With the changing lifestyle and  development in material technology a lot has been changed in our kitchen as well. Along with the inception of COVID-19, we realized many things about our internal spaces as well. Not only the foods, with times we have also changed the aesthetics of the kitchen. Be it the lockdown madness of baking dishes or maintaining distance from our beloved ones, our residential spaces and their usage has changed a lot adding some funky Instagram worthy features to it.

Here is an evolution of Kitchen trends and materials over the years.

  1. The Classic Kitchen 
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           With the plywood drawers and some eclectic colours like red, purple and green combined with white had been a prominent design over the years. With limited needs and access to materials this trend was quite popular in the previous decade. Wooden finishes were a preferred option in Indian kitchens for their classic look and warmth. Since wood is a natural and non-toxic material, its porosity towards moisture and stain is high in rate compared to any material in those days, hence becoming the favorite material for every space.

  1. The Modular Kitchen
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The lifestyle change brought a major role in bringing this trend to the Indian kitchens. We adapt everything that brings ease to our lifestyle. With the evolution of our lifestyles, modular kitchens were adapted for the ease of access they brought to the person who has been using the space. Everything at the footstep or organised with the volume and nature of the raw materials brought a massive change in the industry. It not only gave the ease in usage but the installation process was also quite simplified as it had precast pieces which were customised according to the kitchen and were installed within hours of execution. Unlike the traditional plywood shutters, the glossy finish with aluminium profile gave a sleek and clean look overall.  

  1. Acrylic Finish Kitchen
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 With an exceptional change in technology, acrylic changed the view of how design was perceived. Acrylic looks similar to laminates but is expensive in cost. The features it provides with high quality synthetic materials enhances the durability with less threat of damage by liquid substances that are used in the kitchen. Apart from all the perks it is customisable in various colours with any limitation.

  1. French Theme Kitchen
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With the upcoming insta savvy backdrops, aesthetics became a core part of every space in our house. The decks, the staircase and the kitchen in every corner of the house were designed in a manner that they created the finest backdrop itself. The French themed kitchen with shutters of fine grooves and soft curved handles were combined with black and white tiles that served aesthetic with functionality. These French theme shutters are made in MDF which is a sustainable material itself, hence decreasing the cost and serving the aesthetic. Since the shutters are coated in PU with varying glossy and matte finish it can be given funky colors giving a neat finish accompanied by black handles.

5. Contemporary Kitchen in fluted glass

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Combine it with French shutters or wooden ones, the fluted glass has up roared the market with their pleasing looks. With the changing trends in the materials, just like fluted wooden panels, fluted glass has acquired the kitchen as it can be combined with any of the above materials such as wood, acrylic or MDF. 

Written by Drashti Patel
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