Year to remember
1909 kitchens, stocked at various outlets across Cheshire, peer into their crystal ball to suggest the trends coming in 2024 for the hub of the home
With 2024 just around the corner, the world of interior design continues to evolve, welcoming a fusion of new and timeless kitchen trends. Homeowners are now seeking innovative ways to elevate their interiors to showcase individuality, functionality and style. Down to the finest detail, 1909 promises to shape kitchens with a look that is unique to each and every customer. From earthy green colour palettes to innovative storage solutions, Jessica Inglis, consumer marketing manager at 1909, shares her insight on meeting the latest trends and demands of the 21st century.
“Rich, earthy greens were hugely popular in 2023 and we don’t see it slowing down in the new year as it brings a sense of tranquillity and natural connection to the heart of the home,” she says. “Green cabinetry in particular can dramatically enhance the overall look and feel of a kitchen, allowing for a variety of design possibilities. From Olive to Forest Green, any of the 1909 kitchens can be painted in a range of organic, green shades that will suit any taste and kitchen aesthetic. For a particularly eye-catching look, pair this colour with white marble surfaces, sleek brass or matt black hardware and a soft backdrop for a sought-after finish.
“Now more than ever, homeowners are seeking clutter-free and organised spaces for a clean and streamlined aesthetic,” she continues. “It’s important to have areas to store awkward items such as cutting boards and trays, as well as spices and cookware. With space-saving storage solutions, you can not only enhance kitchen organisation, but also contribute to a more efficient and enjoyable cooking and dining experience, especially in smaller or galley kitchens. With our range of smart storage, everything is within reach, ensuring not an inch of space is wasted and that surfaces are kept clear. 1909 offers everything from pull-outs to corner shelves and larders that will suit every wish and need.
“A trend that will always be a firm favourite, particularly going into 2024, is designer pantries,” Jessica says. “These spaces go above and beyond traditional storage by incorporating high-end design elements and customisation, providing a functional stow away space that is also the focal point of the kitchen. They cater to those who value both organisation and design aesthetics and are often coordinated with the overall kitchen design, creating a seamless flow between the pantry and the rest of the kitchen. Whether you opt for integrated, free-standing or walk-in, a pantry is a must-have in the new year. Each design is perfect for housing and zoning key tasks, such as a breakfast or coffee station, a home for appliances or even for hiding away a home bar.”
When the family business 1909 was first established more than a century ago, things looked a little different to say the least. Home was a hardware shop, and the team you could count on one hand. Over time, they went from ironmongery into joinery, caring from the very beginning about only making things in the way that they deserved to be made. It was this fundamental philosophy and their uncompromising exacting standards that paved the way for 1909. Now in their fifth generation, the founding principles remain unchanged: 1909 is meticulous in thinking and in doing, is committed to the finest details, and to putting customers first.
Investing in 1909 is to welcome something into your home that has forever in mind. Designed sustainably from the finest natural materials and with a timeless aesthetic that will never date, this is furniture that listens to your every wish and want, thanks to their customisable approach.
The way that they approach their collections is that they are merely the starting point. Slab is their most contemporary and Ovolo their most classic with Shaker somewhere between the two. But a 1909 kitchen is always true to its heritage with every aspect ready to be tailored to your preferences, from your colours and worksurfaces, right through to your hinges, beading and what goes on behind the doors.
As we embrace a new era of innovation and creativity, kitchens should reflect the changing needs and preferences of the modern homeowner. Setting the benchmark for superior design, the 1909 collection pays homage to these trends, promising meticulously crafted kitchens for generations to come.