New funky finishes

Never before have kitchen designers had access to such a multitude of varied and tactile materials – each one offering their own individual flexible advantages. Materials such as cement, stone, concrete and leather together with glass and rustic timber are amongst the latest styles and finishes to be implemented in the manufacture of kitchen furniture.

The use of handleless doors is one of the most popular choices when designing an up-to-date contemporary kitchen. A handleless kitchen offers a sleek and tidy appearance whilst providing a seamless transition from the kitchen through to the living area and vice versa – an extremely important feature with the current demand for open-plan living.

The trend towards open-plan living is still highly persistent and shows no sign of slowing down. It is a key element used by housebuilders in the majority of new build properties. Open-plan living is ideal for both spacious and compact environments as it adds a generous feel to the room. This, combined with the many design options provided with modern kitchen furniture, makes it an ideal ingredient when it comes to furnishing the space. The result will not only be functional, but also cosy, inviting and yet totally individual. This is due to continually evolving storage solutions, the many attractive finishes and variable lighting options. On the practical side, premium kitchen furniture offers the opportunity to create a smooth transition from one area to the next.

Nolte Kitchens offer several ideas for blending kitchen and living areas together. Units can be used in more than one way, for example as sideboards or benches. Because of co-ordinating decors, both inside and out, units can easily be used without doors, and there are lots of additional options for open shelves.

Kitchen designs using a combination of matt and high-gloss doors continue to be popular together with colour choices for 2017 leaning towards blues and greys.

A manually applied layer of cement gives each door in Nolte Kitchens’ new Portland range a truly unique appearance – no one door is the same. Available in a choice of Agate Grey or Anthracite, the Portland range is the perfect choice for the discerning client.

Nolte’s NAPPA range features a realistic ‘leather’ surface which is almost indistinguishable, in both appearance and touch, from the genuine thing. It is available in Inca Gold (shown) or Brazilian Brown. It helps create a softer feel in the contemporary kitchen and provides the kitchen area and living space with a real sense of individual character.

Nolte Kitchens’ current ‘Wood Concept’ is totally in line with the latest trend to use tactile and visually appealing materials.

Legno’s thick oak veneer finish on a black background emphasises knots and cracks for a modern, rustic effect.