Trends can fleet quite fast and a kitchen renovation can become costly, so it’s not something you want to be redoing every few years. The easiest way to have a timeless kitchen is by creating a kitchen that is easy to update. This way it can easily adapt with the times, meaning your kitchen can still be trendy but will save you money in the long run.

3 General Tips when updating your kitchen:

  1. Have a functional kitchen that makes daily duties easy to accomplish
  2. Streamlined with simple clean lines to be time honoured
  3. Avoid any trends that require mass renovation. The decade it was created will be noticeable in years to come.


The colour that will always stand the test of time is white. This neutral hue is perfect to use on cabinetry, walls and on anything really. A plain colour will allow for the space to be transformed by adding a splashback, hardware and accessories. If white is not your style then a rich dark brown is what you should choose as it’s flexible. For counter tops, natural stone is a timeless piece that will be in your kitchen for a long time.


Cabinets and countertops are expensive to replace regularly, so make these pieces a simple statement, which are durable. Transitional cabinets are perfect as it’s a classic style, which has clean lined, modern doors. This is the ideal style to fit into any kind of kitchen.


Opt for smart storage solutions. No one can ever have too much storage and it is something that you will always need. Optimising storage will save you money later on by not having to replace and update cheap storage that will inevitably break. A great way to utilise all your kitchen space is to extend cabinets to the ceiling. This also eliminates the need for dusting and less used items can be stored on higher shelves to maximise the use of space.


Incorporate trends through accessories as they are easy to replace and won’t be costly. A pop of colour through hardware is great for a mixed metal trend and fluffy pillows for a luxe trend. Also think along the lines of appliances as they come in an array of colours and styles, which can transform your home. The best way to incorporate a classy trend is through a glass splashback. They come in many colours to add the perfect pop of personality into your kitchen and are high quality to last you for many years.

Hope these tips help you trend proof your kitchen. For guidance on choosing the right design that best suits your needs, seek the advice of the professionals in kitchen designs at Harrington Kitchens. We will ask the right questions to figure out your needs prior to giving you advice, to be sure that we design the best kitchen for your family and your 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.

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