If you are looking to give your kitchen a new lease of life in 2018, water softener services in Beaconsfield could provide the finishing touch you need, but what other trends are proving popular in kitchen design in the months to come?

According to The Chron, dark floors are moving through the home. A dark floor stain brings up the cosy factor in any room, plus for the kitchen a dark wood will be easy to clean, but also forgiving of any spillages.

Metal is also being given a big boost in kitchen trends in 2018. Copper sheets, straps and rivets are good for adding warmth to the heart of the home and are functional as well as attractive when incorporated into kitchen cabinets and extractor hoods.

Going for a bold tile is a popular choice for floors, but the news outlet reminds homeowners that something statement-making might be better put to use somewhere at eye-level, like the splashback for the cooker or basin.

Next, chrome is out and black is definitely in.

Black appliances are back, replacing stainless steel, which can dominate small kitchens. Black and slate-coloured appliances are better for creating a sense of space in a little kitchen and there is lots of choice out there.

Finally, adding a soft touch is essential as the kitchen is the heart of the home and should therefore be comfortable and inviting. The best way to achieve this feel is with soft furnishings such as slip covers for chairs, cushions and decorative electrical items and hardware.