As the way we live is continuously evolving and getting busier everyday, the way we design kitchens are changing to suit our lifestyles. Alterations in living designs are most evident in kitchens and bathrooms as they encompass the bulk of our everyday routines. We show you the most notable trends in kitchens from lifestyle and open-planned living to technological innovations to help you create a modern kitchen which suits your everyday needs.

Open-Plan Kitchens
Kitchen functionality and aesthetics are continuing to embrace spacious family living with open-planned layouts and seamless transitions from cooking, entertaining and relaxing. Kitchen layouts are being designed with an emphasis on ‘liveability’. 

More Drawers
Drawers are easy to access storage elements with more efficient organisation than cupboards and cabinets. Incorporating more drawers instead of doors in the form of pull-out dishwasher drawers, fridge drawers, wire drawers in cupboards or drawer bin systems, makes it much easier to organise your kitchen items and reach the back of your storage units.

Central Docking Station
A centralised docking station in your kitchen is great if you need a place to set up your laptop or browse through Pinterest for recipes on your iPad while you are cooking. Carve out a drawer for a place to store your laptop, remotes and work essentials when not in use. Ensure you include multiple power outlets and storage for your devices and chargers.


Vertical Opening Cabinet Doors
Harrington Kitchens often use the Blum Aventos range of vertical opening, lift-up door systems – particularly in sleek, modern kitchens. Lift up systems can be a practical option for upper cabinets. With integrated soft close features for silent opening and closing, the latest technology means no matter how hard you push, the door will glide to a silent close. Electronic opening options mean you can effortlessly touch your cabinet for automatic opening and closing, a great option for taller cabinets.

Charger Drawers
If the kitchen is the social hub in your home, you are part of a busy working family or one who loves entertaining, allocate a charging drawer to congregate all of your devices. With a hidden charging port, it can hold all of your bulky gadgets and free up your bench top for more workspace.

With these design ideas you can utilise all of your available space and turn your kitchen into a multi-functional and organised space. We hope these creative tips will help you design a kitchen that is suited to your lifestyle.

At Harrington Kitchens we have a reputation for excellence in innovative kitchen designs, high quality kitchen materials and professional kitchen installation. You can count on our team to use our ideas, experience and the latest technology to custom design a kitchen that best suits your needs and lifestyle.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation
Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiryAlternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

See more great kitchen ideas in our Online Gallery.