In recent years kitchen trends seem to have flown in different directions, ranging from the raw industrial look to minimalistic, glossy and, recently, collections that incorporate more natural materials such as wood and stone. Technology and new innovations have become increasingly important in the kitchen, offering the home cook easier and more efficient ways to store, clean, prepare and heat food.The Cloe kitchen by Arredo 3 is available in five different ranges that are all compact, contemporary and eye-catching. This kitchen offers ample storage with handy wall units and large open compartments. The doors can come with either groove or handle, and in neutral and natural-toned finishes. Arredo 3 is available fromDecodan in Estepona(www.decodaninteriores.com).
Above The Gourmet+Habitat kitchen by Inko Cocinas showcases “when lifestyle meets the kitchen”. This kitchen offerslarge work surfaces with plenty of storage, while the use of wood mixed with white gloss gives it a contemporary and timeless look. Inko Cocinas kitchens are available from Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com). Below Blanco by Gutmann have produced custom-made extractor fans that offer a long service life and high performance. Available from Decodan in Avda. Juan Carlos in Estepona (www.decodaninteriores.com).Generally, the kitchen is the most expensive room in the home followed by the living room. Having an open-plan kitchen that integrates the dining and lounge area is a natural progression, and this has become an increasingly popular trend in recent years. This design layout brings together the whole family, creating the focal point of the home. The kitchen featured here by Xey is available from B&D Marbella in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.bydmarbella.com)