The New Year is upon us. What a better way to welcome change in your life than to redesign your kitchen? The kitchen is the most lived-in room in the house. It’s where friends and family congregate and what makes your house feel like a home, so why not update it? If you’re not sure which trends, styles and designs are current this year, you’re in luck. The Durban kitchen experts at Cupboard Value have a few ideas where to start.

Concealed Storage

Kitchen cabinets are the focal point of any kitchen. As the kitchen is the most-used room in your home, the kitchen cabinets will get much use. They’re opened, searched and closed – restocked to bursting regularly and emptied relatively quickly. Your cabinets are made by hand, not in an assembly line in a factory. You can rest assured they’re built to last.

Open Shelving

This year, expect to see storage with hidden cupboard doors grow in popularity. These cabinets are smooth, without handles or door knobs, yet still easy to open and shut. They look like beautiful wall panels. Coming in various materials, they offer a seamless, streamlined finish.


Wood is a design trend and material that’s as old as time. It’s a classic look that will never go out of fashion. In 2019, the trends surrounding wooden cabinets come in the form of using reclaimed and sustainable wood that has less of a negative impact on the environment.

Integrated Appliances

A new design that we’ll see in kitchens in 2019 is wall-mounted cabinets with gaps for all your appliances. This includes custom built slots for your microwaves and double ovens. Cupboards that integrate your appliances free up valuable counter space and make your kitchen look neater and bigger.


Changing the colour of your kitchen cabinets can brighten up the room, and give it a new atmosphere. If you’re looking for an affordably priced, easy to implement kitchen transformation, this is it. Colours in fashion this year are hunter green and matte black.

If you’re thinking about redesigning your kitchen this year, you’ll no doubt want to improve your cupboards and cabinets. As experts in designing kitchens in Durban, Cupboard Value can help you get started. Contact us today.

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