Zesta Kitchens stays ahead of kitchen trends to achieve that perfect space in the heart of the home – here’s a trend we have been noticing in kitchens that we would like to share.

A few years ago, results from a survey were published by Bureau of Labor Statistics on how time is used. Over the course of a year, 21,000 people kept diaries of exactly what they did during each 24-hour period. No surprise on average, about 11 hours were spent sleeping, eating, and participating in exercise/recreation and on a working day take away 8 hours leaving only 3 hours for shopping, cooking and organising the home – no wonder we are so rushed and arrive home to “did you remember the milk (or more importantly the kids)?”



With such busy lives, the simple things are easy to forget but a visual reminder as we leave the home is exactly what is required. There are many research studies that confirm the power of visual reminders for recall so a more resourceful way is a simple chalkboard that many are choosing for their kitchen to add words and even pictures for reminders. This is also good for those motivational quotes or a loved one’s message – all designed to jog the memory as well as add a more homely feel not to mention a talking point when family and friends gather in the kitchen! So when thinking of your new kitchen design black and white has always been a popular trend so a blackboard teamed with a “Nouveau White Gloss” is sure to impress both young and old!