Like all design, the patterns of interior décor are constantly changing and evolving to correspond with the current trends and styles. This is no different when it comes to kitchens, and you might find that your kitchen design can become outdated quickly. This article will provide you with some tips and advice on how to keep your kitchen contemporary and modern. Worktops Having the right worktop for your kitchen is very important for creating the best atmosphere and look for your kitchen. It needs to compliment all other aspects of the room, from the colour of your cabinets to the style of your taps and sinks. From minimalist combinations to more colourful pairings, the right material and colour scheme can work wonders for any kitchen. Here at Touchstone we a have a wide range of quartz and granite worktops that complement kitchens of all styles and colours. If you browse our catalogue, you will see an assortment of top quality brands and styles available to you; we are proud suppliers of quartz worktops from Silestone, Caesarstone, Arenastone, Zodiaq and Quartz Compac. These brands all bring the highest quality design, craftsmanship and durability to their worktops, ensuring that whichever one you choose, you won’t be disappointed. Edge ProfilesAlthough it may not sound overly important, the edge profiles of your kitchen worktops can have a large effect on the overall appearance of your kitchen. The current trend among contemporary kitchens favours more rounded edge profiles as they give off a ‘friendlier’ feel as opposed to the more clinical, angular edge profiles that feature on some kitchens. At Touchstone, our worktops can be designed with a range of carefully created edge profiles, ensuring that your kitchen is perfect down to the finest detail. Simply browse our catalogue of edge profiles and see which one is right for you. Taps & SinksDespite not taking up a large amount of space in your kitchen, you will be surprised at how important the design of your taps and sinks is to the look and feel of your kitchen as a whole. Using coloured sinks and taps can be a risk, but if you carefully combine your choice of colour with the colour of your worktops and cabinets you could reap the benefits. Different styles of kitchen will suit certain colour schemes better than others. For example, if you have a neutral-style kitchen, then stainless steel taps and sinks will complement it perfectly, whereas a coloured sink would look out of place. However, if you’ve opted for a more colourful theme, then choosing a corresponding colour for your taps and sink will enhance the room. Our range of sinks and taps at Touchstone comes in a variety of styles, materials and colours to match any taste in décor. Above are just a few tips to help you bring your kitchen into 2014. Kitchens are unique in the way that their décor doesn’t have to match the overall style of your home, so you can exercise a little more creativity when it comes to the interior design. It is important to know that there is no defining trend for a kitchen, but these are just a few ideas to consider when it’s time to renovate your own. For more ideas and options for your worktops, taps and sinks, view our extensive catalogue and see which one is right for you!