If a kitchen remodel is in your near future and you are wondering what are the latest trends for 2020, here are some suggestions:
Technology – Termed “smart kitchens,” there can be sensors everywhere from the faucets to your appliances. Some refrigerators can even tell you when your supplies are running low.
Storage – There are a lot of clever ways to conceal your appliances. You can also explore new dividers for your drawers to keep things tidy. Trays will roll out and there are caddies for your cookware.
Flooring – Hardwood is back in style, or perhaps it never left. Ceramic tile is less popular but with new designs it is still a mainstay for easy cleaning. Some tile can even imitate hardwood, so you get the best of both worlds.
Islands – The kitchen island can be the focal spot of the room. They are now designed with more versatility and can be used to store appliances under their counters, seating for casual dining or a cocktail area. If you have enough room, look into a double island.
Sleek Looks – Even if you have a farmhouse style décor, clean lines are trending. Look to modern touches like metal to add a different texture to your kitchen. Speaking of metals, don’t be afraid to mix and match. Add some chrome-backed chairs for seating around your island or coordinate with the nickel faucets.
Designated Areas – While still maintaining your open floor plan and the feeling of spaciousness, use carefully place folding screens or tall house plants to section off quiet spaces like a reading nook or a spot for children to work on homework or projects.
Outside In – Enjoy your landscape no matter what the weather with a glass door to the patio or deck, or trade that small window over the sink for one that is 5 feet wide.
Countertops – Realizing that granite is difficult to keep clean, quartz is a great choice. It is long lasting and easy to clean. Manufacturers are now incorporating designs that make it looks like marble or other stone.
As you can tell, there is a lot to choose from when you start to renovate your kitchen. While it can seem a bit confusing, speak with a professional renovation company like Lavergne Renos in Ottawa to show how you can keep on trend while still keeping a utilitarian kitchen that will span the decades and offer a good value at resale time.