Santos’ 2019 Collection: new trends in kitchen design
16 / 05 / 2019
The blog Arquitectura Singular, as well as the magazines Interiores and Arquitectura y Diseño, have reviewed the latest trends in kitchen design, based on the new kitchen units included in Santos’ 2019 Collection.
Kitchens open to the rest of the house
One of the main trends is opening the kitchen to the rest of the house. This room is no longer exclusively envisaged as a place for working, but also as a place to get together and interact. In addition, the blend of spaces reinforces the feeling of openness in the areas, a key factor in smaller homes.
Santos kitchen units, with their clean and simple lines, seamlessly blend into all architectural and interior design styles. What’s more, the possibility of showing or hiding the interiors of the cabinets lets the kitchen change in appearance, adapting to the function it performs at any given time.
Practical and organised kitchens
Although the average floor area of homes is getting smaller and smaller, the same is not true for the need for space for storage, working or enjoying family moments. The lack of space, together with the scarcity of time, makes having practical and functional kitchen equipment a must in order to facilitate tasks, organisation and access to the contents.
The combination of the island and tall units makes it possible to have everything necessary for cooking and storing in a compact and organised way, offering maximum performance in the least amount of space. The drawers and bins, which can be completely pulled out, are located in the most comfortable area for users, with ample storage capacity to hold the most frequently used items.
In this regard, the new plinth drawer by Santos is worth pointing out, as it expands capacity down to the floor and makes the most of all the height and depth available under the worktop. In this way, it is possible to have up to four easy-to-access tiers of storage.
Unique and personal kitchens
Users increasingly want the spaces they inhabit to be an extension of their personality. This is why the possibility of adapting the units to the specific tastes and needs of each person is particularly important.
The interiors of Santos’ retractable tall units are completely customisable, combining multiple finishes for the structure, sides, shelves, back panel, worktop and drawer fronts. The cutlery drawers also adapt to the user’s habits, as they have a modular base onto which multiple kitchen accessories can be integrated and combined: cutlery dividers, trays, chopping boards, knife trays, spice trays, roll holders, etc. In the bins, the plate rack accessory makes it possible to store crockery securely and tidily, and the container boxes help to classify the contents while scarcely reducing capacity.
As far as materials and finishes are concerned, natural ones such as wood, stone and marble, or synthetic ones with a natural and realistic look and feel take centre stage.
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