What’s hot for your kitchen?

Personalisation is the key trend of 2018, covering everything from colour and materials, to appliances to aesthetics. This week we look at the craft of accessorising your kitchen space which includes shelving, islands and handles - the big comebacks of 2018.

Open Shelving

Open shelving is a convenient storage method offering easy accessibility - but it’s also the ultimate method for making a personal mark on your kitchen. Display your plants, photography or array of spices. It’s an easy opportunity to make your house a home!


Going well beyond breakfast bars, islands are now an essential feature in any kitchen. Islands offer a superb combination of a food preparation area, storage, seating or even mini bars. And they make a fabulous focal point – use your surface for fresh flowers, fruit bowls or whatever else takes your fancy.

Top Tip: a small sink or hob in your island lets everyone get involved with food prep. More space, less work!

Concealed Spot Lighting

In modern architecture, the use of disguised lighting built into plasterboard is so on trend. Why not try it in your own home? For atmospheric appeal, place concealed LEDs under your worktops and below your cabinet space.

You can take this idea into your bathroom too, with our 6 Watt LED Downlight Bulb & Fitting. Designed to accompany our Ancona range, these lamps are extremely environmentally friendly, saving up to 90% energy efficiency on other bulbs. The bulbs give off a warm white light, but with a low 6 watt energy use.


The linear look is out and handles are back, big style! Think juxtaposing modern cupboards with ornate decors or pair up your accessories and interiors.

All it takes is a few small tweaks and touches to keep your kitchen personal, practical and bang up to date!