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Kitchen Trends in Bangalore

February 21, 2023

Deesha Nulkar, Sr. Interior Design Consultant, Centre for Design Excellence talks about the kitchen trends in Bangalore.

Kitchen design in metro cities has undergone a lot of changes over the years. Rising aspirations, an influx of migrating populations, and changing socio-economic dynamics – all have influenced this evolution of kitchen design.

Kitchen as an extension of the living area

The open kitchen has been one of the dominant kitchen trends in the city. From a mere functional space, the kitchen has evolved to become more of an interactive space in this open kitchen layout. With the families joining in the activities and getting together in the kitchen, the space has become sort of an extension of the living/common areas in a house. The kitchen being an open layout and acting as an extension serves the purpose of being an interactive space where one can even host parties. It has also become the centrepiece of the house.

Two-Kitchen Trend – Separate Dry and Wet Kitchen

Another trend that has become quite popular is having a separate dry and wet kitchen. Often, the main kitchens are the ones being operated by the servants and have a closed layout. There is also a lot of focus on utility areas related to washing, drying and storing. Clients nowadays want a combination where the wet kitchen becomes the messy area that they don’t want to show people and the dry kitchen becomes the area where you bring in all the exclusive appliances and make it fancier.  These dry open kitchens are generally operated by family members, so we try to bring in a theme and make it more integrated with the living area.

[Edited Excerpts from a Round Table Discussion on ‘Shifting Kitchen Design Trends: A Result of Changing Lifestyle’ held at JW Marriott, Bengaluru as part of Crompton presents Kitchens Unplugged powered by Kitchen Ideas.]