The kitchen is the heart of the home. They set the tone of entire home. We cook, gather, entertain, and basically live our lives here. It’s a place where we bond over team tasks like baking, crafting, homework and playing games. What we’re doing is not as important as who we’re doing it with. It’s more the experience that matters. A room this important should be functional and look good. Every year new design trends come and go. Our kitchens are forever changing. They’ll change as trends change as long as we have kitchens!
This year we have trends that seen to kick other other trends out.
Read on to see how it works.
High-end kitchens everywhere hail the quartz!
The material is extremely hardy, can last virtually forever, is a breeze to maintain and is anti-microbial. Granite, the main competitor in the high-end bracket, requires slightly more maintenance.
When quartz counter-tops first came into the market, the main worry was lack of variety in terms of colors and finishes. But with time, thanks to technology, manufacturers have provided a wide range of colors to choose from as well as realistic stone patterns. You can even get quartz finished with elaborate swirls and large veining to imitate other materials like natural stone. These unique styles have become immensely popular.
We’re talking the actual stone. The look will stand the test of the time. The material itself has too many issues.
They need to be resealed every few years; can scratch, chip, or stain; and are porous so heat and even certain cleaners be problematic if used incorrectly. The reason for its exit? There are more durable options available — like quartz, butcher block, or even granite. This one is sad because marble is so pretty.
A good alternative is counters made of faux marble. They give you the look of marble with the durability you need in a busy kitchen. See quartz.
In: Pops of Color
Love color? You’ll love this trend. Take a spot in the kitchen and add an unexpected ‘pop of color’. Great places for this trend are appliances and range hoods.
This kitchen added some red cabinetry and grout for a bit of flair.
Out: All White Kitchens
It’s not that you can go wrong with an all white kitchen. It’s that the design world is over it. They are now officially added to the list of things that make you go ‘ho-hum’.
Just ask yourself. Which kitchen seems like it has more fun happening in it?
Realtor Tip: Home on the market? Stick with neutral colors.
In: Steel Hoods
Designers have seen an increase in demand for these.
“We think steel hoods are the new trend of 2020. We are noticing a surge in custom kitchen hoods that steer away from the boring stainless steel or basic painted wood. We have been implementing steel and plaster-work into our designs more and more and we are loving how these are becoming a focal point and conversation piece for our kitchens.” — Janice Barta of Barta Interiors
Out: Pot Racks
These heavy, over-sized hunks of steel have had their moment. Designers think that moment has passed. New trends favor a lighter and less obstructed style. One that doesn’t obstruct views and lets the rest of the kitchen shine.
There will probably fewer concussions happening in the kitchens as well. Done wrong these racks can be a safety hazard.
In: Updated Classic Design
Bring on the glamour, Monsieur. Si vous plait. The new chic will amp up the glam factor without making you feel like you need to dress for breakfast. Unless you want to dress for breakfast.
Sleek lines, warm tones and classic lines are all in for 2020.
Out: Industrial Statement Lighting
Heavy, oversized pendant lighting is going the way of the pot rack. It had its time but now the kitchen needs to shine.
Attention will paid to scale of lights in comparison to counters, cabinets and kitchen islands. Lines should be sleek and classic. Think comfort meets glamour.
In: The Kitchen Island
This isn’t a new trend. They’ve been around since forever. What’s new in kitchen islands is pretty much everything. Houzz.com has called the island the ‘trend of the year’ so expect a lot in the way of new designs and features.
There’s the ‘gravity defying island’. Unique island designs where functional elements of the kitchen recede to reveal more space and become an extension of the architecture itself. They can also have a chameleon effect, bridging the gap between classic, pre-war architecture and more contemporary feeling spaces.
Dual islands are also expected to be a trend. Two islands can expand a kitchen’s function and maintain traffic flow. They can be a convenient way to divide the area between meal prep and entertaining.
Out: Stainless Steel Appliances
Now that there’s a wide range of finishes available for your appliances, you can forget stainless steel. Bye bye fingerprints! Now that there’s a wide range of finishes available for your appliances, you can forget stainless steel.
Black stainless steel is extremely popular, looks great and is easy to clean. There are also panels that can hide appliances all together. New finishes are continually popping up, leaving stainless steel a bit ‘untouched.’
Who knows what manufacturers will come up with tomorrow!
Whatever happens tomorrow, it’s bound to be interesting. The world of design is never, ever boring.
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