The first task of any kitchen is functionality, but since we spend so much time in the kitchen, it doesn’t hurt to know what the latest trends are too! While some of these updates are more cosmetic, there are a few ideas that can make your kitchen more stylish AND function, and who wouldn’t want that? Check out the 2020 kitchen trends you need to know.
Marble countertops continue to grow in popularity
Nothing adds a touch of luxury to a kitchen like marble. More specifically, calacatta marble has a stronger more pronounced look because of its veining. It can go with any kitchen as it has warm and cool tones. Calacatta is usually much smoother than your typical Carrara marble, a popular marble in many kitchens. It’s generally bright white with thick, elegant veins that can come in a variety of colors from beige all the way to gold. Calacatta marble is a great transition material for homeowners looking to update the look of their outdated countertops.
Sleek and simple
Kitchen cabinet styles are moving away from the ornate look to a style that’s more sleek, simple and elegant. Flat-paneled millwork with minimal detailing is the preference for 2020; a welcome change for those that are tired of trying to clean every nook and cranny of their overly ornate kitchen cabinet doors.
OK, we’re not suggesting that you build a second kitchen for your dog, but there are some fun features that cater to your fur baby. Anyone with a dog or cat knows that they can make a mess of our kitchen, yet it seems to be their favorite place to hang out. Kitchens are now being modeled to include alcoves under kitchen cabinets to house water and food bowls, pullout storage for treats, and even hooks for leashes. Check out other ideas for remodeling your home for pets to get inspired!
While sleek and simple are in, some people still crave a pop or area of interest in their kitchen. The best way is to put your artistic preferences into a bold backsplash. While not new for 2020, this trend continues to pick up speed and offers even more choices than before. Add unique statement lighting and texture, and you’ll have a gorgeous focal point in your kitchen.
Subway turns to brick
Are you a fan of the subway tile look but want something different from the crowd? Brick is the latest trend for kitchens, and backsplashes with brick are unique and fun. It’s a good contract to an otherwise sleek and minimal kitchen look or can add a more rustic feel to a modern kitchen.
Kitchens as kitchens
Open concept kitchens continue to be popular since they usually double for entertaining space, but many homeowners are asking that their kitchens go back to just being kitchens. Depending on the flow of the house overall, this might mean adding a full wall that closes the kitchen off from the dining room or living room or simply adding elements like a half wall to create more of a separation. Not ready to completely shut in your kitchen, or still like the idea of the roominess open concept kitchens provide? Not a problem! The movement is simply to take back the kitchen as a kitchen only, so even arranging seating, bookcases or other furniture to create the feel of delineation will put you on-trend.
As we’ve always said, trends are fun and sometimes help add functionality to a room you hadn’t thought of, but of course, your home is your home, on-trend or otherwise, so take these as ideas for inspiration and make them your own. Not sure how to start? Work with one of our designers to help you update your kitchen!