What's New for Open and Broken Plan Living
Open Plan Living
Across all sectors, open plan living is a trend that shows no sign of slowing down and is continuously demanding furniture design that offers increased flexibility and multi-functionality.
Within the home, one of the most popular areas for open plan living is the kitchen-lounge-diner; the social areas. This style creates spacious zones that cater for all users simultaneously, meaning that whilst one person prepares food, another can study or relax. This social style grew in popularity on the continent and has since captured the imagination of UK homeowners.
The new Slido Fold Bottom Rolling System is the latest innovation in the Slido range, Häfele’s comprehensive brand of sliding door gear. The system allows even heavy doors to move with ease, minimal noise disruption and maximum corrosion resistance. Highly secure and weather resistant, the Slido Fold Bottom Rolling System is ideal for conservatories, out-buildings, or where a top hung system is not structurally possible. For more information on sliding door gear for your project, see our Commercial or Residential guides.
Designed and engineered by Häfele, the Loox range has been extended to bring you a comprehensive range of lighting options that bring increased versatility, integrated design and ease of use to your projects. For information on all of the new products in the Loox range, please see page 42 of What’s New: The Autumn Edit.
The Grohe Red 2.0 is the ideal addition to your customer’s kitchen, delivering water heated to 99 degrees instantly. This space saving solution eliminates the need for a kettle, maximising worktop space and provides users with absolute peace of mind with its automatic ChildLock function. Grohe Red 2.0 is COMING SOON. Find out more about Grohe here or request a Grohe brochure.
Broken Plan Living
For customers who aren’t quite ready to commit to open plan living, there’s a new trend to embrace; broken plan living. This is a compromise between open plan and traditional living styles, that takes the spacious and social elements of open plan living, and combines them with small space distinctions, such as partitions or mezzanines, between spaces and their functions.
Both open and broken plan living styles are designed towards sleek kitchens with an uncluttered aesthetic and demand appliances that bring with fluidity. The NEW Built-in range from Rangemaster does just that; a range of cookers that complement the modern kitchen and embody the quality and innovation that Rangemaster are renowned for. View the new range here.
For customers that demand a more playful and distinctive design, Smeg SDAs are the go-to products. Smeg are constantly monitoring the market to ensure their appliances are ahead of the curve for both performance and style. Smeg SDAs are the ideal finishing touch to inject personality into a broken plan kitchen.