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A new spin on kitchens

Many people still opt for at-home offices rather than commuting to traditional work premises – and it’s a trend that is affecting how we decorate our kitchens.

Stalwarts in the home and décor space, the East Coast Radio House + Garden Show, offers the perfect opportunity for local businesses to shine a spotlight on great design and latest trends.
With the Covid-19 pandemic affecting how we do business, how we socialise and how and where we spend our time, the past two years have seen an incredible refocusing of priorities, spaces and mindsets.

“The concept of working from home has become an everyday trend that sees people opting for at-home offices rather than commuting to traditional work premises – a trend that is likely to be around for a lot longer than anticipated,” says show director Cairey Baxter-Bruce.

“Given that people now spend more time within their homes, the attention is turning inwards, making the work-home dynamic both comfortable and sustainable.”

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As a result of this need for space-making, Hirsch’s, the biggest home appliance store in SA, is calling the kitchen the new living room. They have seen a clear demand for smaller, faster and more versatile kitchen equipment and products that combine form with function, which are on the top of the must-have list.

One of their biggest sellers, the Philips All-in-One Cooker is flying off the shelves, and for those needing a barista-style coffee in the comfort of their own home, the De Longhi La Specialista is the appliance to have.

Local business, Milestone Kitchens, have created Milestone Smalls eco-friendly kitchen accessories that are as practical as they are pretty. People want to live in spaces that not only look beautiful but are also easy to live in and easy to clean and maintain. They even offer free-standing designer kitchen units that tick all the right boxes!

These stand-alone, individual units are aesthetically pleasing, offer simplicity and practicality, are easy to move around and are extremely easy to clean. At the same time, the units speak to the sustainability trend as all of their raw materials are sourced locally, eco-friendly water-based paints and glues are used, and they are primarily solar-powered.

With a varied array of local and national businesses showcasing their products and designs, there is sure to be something for every style and taste at this year’s East Coast Radio House + Garden Show. Celebrating 40 years of creative spaces, the proudly KZN event (brought to you by Durban Tourism) takes place between 24 June and 3 July at the Durban Exhibition Centre.
Details: www.housegardenshow.co.za

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