You don't have to think big when it comes to bringing your kitchen up to date with the latest trends. The smallest of details can often make the biggest of impacts.
It's easy to think that it will require a big-ticket purchase, for example, buying a brand new range cooker, to install fashion into your new kitchen, but that's not always the case. We categorise them as Finishing Touches, but don't let the title mislead you, items such as kitchen worktops; sinks and taps, are often defining standalone features that can be the difference between a fashion faux pas and achieving the latest kitchen trend.
One of the hottest kitchen trends is currently the use of handle-less doors, to keep that unspoiled, unbroken minimalist look. An iconic example is the Toulouse range - a sexy, white gloss kitchen that has a smooth groove running along the top of each door for easy access. No handles means that you take a step closer to the stylists' dream of 'unbroken lines' - and, more personally, it makes it a little harder for curious little fingers to search through kitchen cupboards.
Similarly choose to have a kitchen cupboard that adopts a smooth, curves or a glossy finish, such as the luxurious Paris range. Fantastic in terms of styling and also, having less-harsh corners is better for homes with small children should they take that inevitable tumble, plus high gloss surfaces are easy to clean away little food-covered handprints.
It's always worth bearing in mind - you don't have to spend big to keep in line with the latest kitchen trends and fashions. Similarly, there are affordable ways to add a touch of your own personality to your design. Just remember: Accessorise to maximise.