The general trend in kitchen design is a move away from pure stark modernism, towards a more layered look that mixes traditional and modern elements. Whether the kitchen brief is cottage style or chic urban or a combination of both, Muros Wall Panels can be used to transform an ordinary kitchen into an extraordinary space.
Available in realistic brick, concrete, stone or wood designs, Muros panels can be used on kitchen walls, splash-backs and counter-fronts. The panels provide both a durable and distinctive finish in the busiest room of the house, making it an economical investment to enjoy for many years.
Taking pride of place in Kiwi homes, today’s kitchen flows to open plan living for casual dining and easy entertaining. Kitchens are natural hubs that need to be both inviting and multi-functional. A textured wall creates a mood that traditional one-dimensional painted and tiled kitchen walls simply can’t achieve. The mood? The clients' choice — funky, homely, laid back or edgy upscale — with over 100 Muros designs/colour options, most visions can be realised.
Leading kitchen retailers choose Muros Wall Panels in their showrooms to best showcase their products in real-life kitchen settings. Often profiling shiny and sleek products in neutral palettes, the clean smooth shiny features contrast perfectly against the raw textured backdrop of Muros walls. Muros are proud suppliers to Panasonic, Blum and Matisse over recent years.
The Panasonic Highbrook showroom, for example, draws in kitchen designers and customers with its sleek new design and fully-functional kitchen. A combination of polished concrete floors, white cabinetry, light wood benches, low hanging pendants and stainless steel benchtops are set against an industrial backdrop of exposed Muros concrete walls — creating an appealing modern urban aesthetic.
If designers or clients have a more rustic charm or loft-style conversion in mind, they can take inspiration from Muros Rustic Loft Brick which takes centre stage in the kitchen/living space of a special Canterbury home (pictured above). The vision and commitment to bringing old warehouse texture (exposed brick and concrete) into the kitchen build and integrating it with modern design/furnishings in a light and contemporary fashion has created an inviting family space with warmth and character. Projecting the authentic imperfections and appearance of aged brick, the floor-to-ceiling panelling in the open plan living/kitchen instantly achieves a three-dimensional (3D) result that brings the walls to life.
Muros has been installed in residential New Zealand for a decade. The versatility and flexibility of fibre-glass based panels mean the lightweight panels can be easily cut for installation on and around any wall surface, including breakfast bars, splash-backs or wall-mounted cabinetry.
While Muros Wall Panels are robust and fire-resistant, they should not be subjected to direct and constant heat (as would apply to any wall covering). For long term care and maintenance, Muros recommends using a matt wall sealant applied to the installed panels. The sealant is used as an invisible shield to assist with cleaning and maintenance over textured surfaces.