Reno Inspo: The Top Kitchen Trends

February 20, 2024 - 6 min read 

Longing for a total reno refresh but don’t know where to start? How about with a sneak peek at the hottest kitchen design trends tipped to rule in 2024! Tania Grillinzoni, The Good Guys Buyer – Cooking & Dishwashers, has the lowdown on the fridges, cooking appliances and dishwashers that will be popping up in all the best-dressed kitchens this year.

And to help you create your dream kitchen blueprint, we asked the design whizzes at Kinsman to unpack the most tempting kitchen trends for 2024. Let the reno inspo begin!

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Top Kitchen Appliance Trends for 2024

It’s kitchen reno 101: the perfect makeover should always start with pinning down the perfect big-ticket appliances to anchor your new layout. In 2024, that means appliances that don’t just come with all the latest and greatest features, but also deliver the star quality that every new kitchen needs.

“To really turn up the heat in terms of kitchen style, consider a focal-point, freestanding oven; an exposed rangehood; or a statement smart fridge that offers you all the perks of Wi-Fi-connected cooling.” says Tania Grillinzoni. Keep reading to find out more about the latest trends for your kitchen!


Trend #1: Smart Induction Cooktops 

If you want seamless cooking, you need an induction cooktop. Fast, safe and easier to clean, it’s no wonder they have been featured in new kitchens. Pans and food not only get up to speed faster, but cool down quicker too, which makes life easier for any cook, especially when creating delicious dishes.

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Westinghouse 60cm Induction Cooktop

Electrolux 90cm Induction Cooktop

Haier 60cm Induction Cooktop

ASKO 64cm Induction Cooktop

Trend #2: Functional Fridges

The fridge is often the heart and hub of any kitchen - the right one adds instant flair, function and form to your reno (not to mention energy savings!). That’s why it’s absolutely essential to nail down your refrigerator before you even think of starting your reno, to allow enough space to accommodate it in your kitchen design - and through your door!

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Fisher & Paykel 538L Quad Door Refrigerator

Samsung 640L Family Hub Refrigerator

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Trend #3: Bold And Beautiful Colour

Sleek black kitchen appliances aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. But to really make a splash, go with one of the hottest new kitchen trends. You’ll want to dive into the colour wheel for your walls, cabinets, and even small appliance staples like toasters, kettles and stand mixers too. 

“Colour is a brilliant way to inject instant personality and style into your kitchen,” says Alisa Fraser from Kinsman. “Blues and greens are the two big hues we expect to be seeing a lot. Both are stylish, soothing and provide that connection with the outdoors and nature that appeals so much to Australians.”

How about KitchenAid’s new Colour of the Year Stand Mixer in Blue Salt? The perfect way to break the monotony in your kitchen, this periwinkle blue is subtly alluring, creating a reddish pearl finish that’s ideal for adding a touch of sparkle to any kitchen.

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KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer Blue Salt COTY

Breville The Brunch Set Sage

Smeg Portofino 90cm Induction Upright Cooker - Red

Trend #4: Slog-Saving Dishwashers

We all want more time and less waste in our days, and the latest intelligent dishwashers are stepping up to deliver.

“You might have heard of auto-dosing washing machines that automatically dispense the right amount of detergent for your loads? Well, this superhandy tech is now available in dishwashers, too,” says Tania Grillinzoni, The Good Guys Buyer – Cooking and Dishwashers. “Dishwashers with Wi-Fi-connectivity are also making our lives easier, as you can pause or start loads from your smartphone and even download additional washing cycles.”

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Bosch 60cm Freestanding Dishwasher Black Inox 

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Trend #5: Supersized Ovens

Planning a kitchen reno? Plan smart for the future (and your home’s resale value) by upgrading your oven.

“We’re a nation besotted with cooking shows, and wider ovens are gaining popularity as they’ll give you the extra cooking space a passionate entertainer or growing family needs,” says Tania Grillinzoni. “A 90cm oven easily lets you cook multiple courses at the same time, or roast two chickens and all the sides at once.”

Ovens nowadays do so much more than just baking and roasting, they can also air fry and steam, helping you enjoy healthier cooking and save on bench space!

The latest ovens are also bringing more to the (dinner) table with clever AI tech. From app controls to internal cameras, there are exciting features to help you step into the future of cooking. 

“To really turn up the heat in terms of kitchen style in 2024, consider a focal-point, freestanding oven; an exposed rangehood; or a statement smart fridge that offers you all the perks of Wi-Fi-connected cooling.”

Plus, you can't forget the clean-up! If you want to save time and effort, pyrolytic ovens have the functions of a normal oven AND take care of most of the work when it comes to cleaning. They will turn tough grime into ash so all you have to do is wipe away!

Hot tip - if you are undergoing a full kitchen reno, it's worth considering a supersized sink and pull-out taps to tackle all those heavy-duty baking trays.

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Smeg 90cm Dual Fuel Upright Cooker Anthracite
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Haier 60cm Pyrolytic Oven

Miele PF H-2267-1 BP Pyrolytic Oven CleanSteel

Bosch Series 8 60cm Pyrolytic Oven

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Trend #6: Air Frying

Air Fryers still remain a top favourite for many families' benchtop appliances, thanks to its legendary ability to churn out speedy snacks and healthier versions of our favourite takeaways. Oven manufacturers are also joining the party and are now making models with in-built air fryers. This new kitchen trend makes whipping up large batches of those crispy, crunchy treats a breeze – and will also save space on your benchtop. For tips on choosing the right air fryer for you, click here.

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Philips Essential Digital Airfryer XL White
Technika 60cm Electric Built In Oven with Airfry

Tefal Easy Fry Classic Air Fryer 

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Trend #7 Marble Magic

This richly veined natural stone continues to adorn kitchens, lending a sense of style and luxury. While slabs of ivory have lasting appeal, international trend forecasts point to dramatic black marble benchtops and even moody dark-green splashbacks. Sleek, stainless-steel appliances pair well with white marble finishes, while integrated appliances work especially well in dark kitchens.

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Hisense 417L Bottom Mount Refrigerator

Bosch Series 2 60cm Electric Oven

Samsung 60cm Stainless Steel Freestanding Dishwasher

Nespresso Creatista Plus Stainless Steel

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Trend #8: Seamless Style

The contemporary kitchen is so much more than a utilitarian cook space; it’s a place where we gather, eat, entertain and even work. It’s about creating a seamless feel in an open-plan space. Consider installing a cantilevered dining table off the kitchen island to unite cooking, dining and living zones. Integrated appliances are also a must – think slick dishwashers that recede into cabinetry. They make your kitchen clean and tidy, as well as produce a premium, luxurious look.

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Smeg 60cm Semi Integrated Dishwasher

Smeg 60cm Concealed Rangehood

Westinghouse 44 Litre Combination Built-In Microwave

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Trend #9: Wine Time

No longer the sole domain of collectors and gourmands, the wine fridge will take centre stage in 2024, blending functionality with contemporary good looks. “Either way, be sure to position the fridge out of direct sunlight” says Peter Simic, The Good Guys Buyer - Refrigeration.

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Hisense 30 Bottle Wine Cellar

Vintec 35 Bottle Wine Cabinet

Vintec 50 Bottle Wine Cabinet

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Trend #10: Striking Touches

Another big design trend we're seeing in kitchens this year? Timber elements and textures. 

“To get the look, focus on organic, raw and natural finishes in various components throughout your kitchen, from your cabinetry to benchtops,” says Alisa Fraser from Kinsman.

“Touches of timber will add instant warmth, while white joinery and earthy quartz benchtops all sync well with this nature-inspired trend. Amplify your aesthetic with stainless steel cooking appliances that will play beautifully against all those light timber textures.”

2024 is also the year to push design boundaries. “Some stunning looks to consider this year are statement tiles in warm beige, greens, blues and russet,” says Jane Thomson. Feminine curved profiles will star, as well as classic herringbone, basket weave and subway patterns. The perfect finishing touch? Gleaming tapware and sleek kitchen sinks.


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Oliveri Diaz Universal Double Bowl Sink

Franke Sirius Sink Kit 

Oliveri Grab and Go Pack 

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Make your perfect kitchen a reality in 2024! Visit your nearest The Good Guys store today for the best expert reno advice from the Kinsman team; then browse all the most in-demand ovensfridges and dishwashers online to find your new dream appliances!

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