Reno Inspo: The Top Kitchen Trends

February 20, 2024 - 6 min read 

Is your kitchen feeling staler than last week’s sourdough? 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 next 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!

Modern kitchen detail with dark timber cabinetry, natural stone island bench and splashback, and built-in coffee machine and wall oven in a black finish.

Trend #1: Wow-Factor Appliances

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 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, like the Samsung Family Hub range that boasts an LCD screen so you can stream the news while you cook dinner,” says Tania Grillinzoni.

“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.”
product image of the Samsung 637L Family Hub Refrigerator

Trend #2: 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.

KitchenAid in stylish kitchen.

Shop Colourful Appliances

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer Blue Salt COTY

Breville The Brunch Set Sage

Smeg Portofino 90cm Induction Upright Cooker - Red

Trend #3: 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.”

Shop Smart Dishwashers

Miele Built Under Dishwasher – Clean Steel

Bosch 60cm Freestanding Dishwasher Black Inox 

product image of the Bosch 60cm Freestanding Dishwasher Black Inox

Trend #4: Supersized Ovens

Planning a kitchen reno? Plan smart for the future (and your home’s resale value) by upgrading your oven from the standard 60cm to a wider 90cm 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.”

Scaling up your oven as part of your reno? Don’t forget, you’ll also need a supersized sink and pull-out taps to tackle all those heavy-duty baking trays.

Shop 90cm Ovens

Smeg 90cm Dual Fuel Upright Cooker Anthracite
Emilia 90cm Dual Fuel Upright Cooker

product image of the Emilia 90cm Black Gloss Gas Upright Cooker

Trend #5: Air Frying

Like Taylor Swift, the air fryer remains at the top of the charts, 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.

Shop Air Fryers

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

Tefal Easy Fry Classic Air Fryer 

product image of the Philips Essential Digital Airfryer XL White

Trend #6: Organic Textures

Another big design trend we’ll be seeing in kitchens in 2024? 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.”

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.

Shop Stainless Steel Appliances

Hisense 417L Bottom Mount Refrigerator

Bosch Series 2 60cm Electric Oven

Samsung 60cm Stainless Steel Freestanding Dishwasher

Nespresso Creatista Plus Stainless Steel

Front on product image of the Nespresso Creatista Plus Stainless Steel

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 a slick, black dishwasher that recedes into cabinetry.

Shop Integrated Appliances

Smeg 60cm Semi Integrated Dishwasher

Smeg 60cm Concealed Rangehood

Franke Fragranite Double Bowl Sink & Tap Pack

Westinghouse 44 Litre Combination Built-In Microwave

Product image of the Westinghouse 44 Litre Combination Built-In Microwave

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.

Shop Wine Fridges

Hisense 30 Bottle Wine Cellar

Vintec 35 Bottle Wine Cabinet

Vintec 50 Bottle Wine Cabinet

Front on product image of the Vintec 35 Bottle Wine Cabinet

Trend #10: Striking Splashbacks

Blame it on the drudgery of the past few years… 2024 is the year to push design boundaries. “Some stunning looks to consider this year are handmade tiles in pinks, salmons, warm beige, greens, blues and russet,” says Jane Thomson. Feminine curved profiles will star, as well as classic herringbone, basket weave and subway patterns. Match the latter with a classic, country-style cooker, or team a jewel-coloured statement tile with gleaming gold tapware and subtle steel or grey appliances.

Shop The Look

Oliveri Essente Goose Neck Stainless Steel Gold Pull Out Mixer

Miele VitroLine Graphite Grey Oven

Fisher & Paykel 60cm LP Gas on Glass Cooktop

3/4 angle of the Oliveri Essente Goose Neck Stainless Steel Gold Pull Out Mixer

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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