If there’s one room in the house that generates the greatest interest from buyers it would have to be the kitchen. And is it any wonder. For most of us the kitchen is the heart of the home, a hub of activity and a place to gather and chat about the events of the day, solve problems and enjoy the aromas of whatever is cooking in the oven or on the stove. So it makes sense that it is also one of the first areas of a home that people aim to renovate.
A kitchen should be both practical and stylish. With the latter in mind, here are the top 5 kitchen design trends to watch in 2020.
- Coloured cabinetry
In our final newsletter for 2019 we revealed the Pantone colour of 2020 as Classic Blue. So it’s no surprise that this will be a popular colour choice for kitchen cabinetry this year. We already observed that colour was becoming an increasing feature in kitchens last year. This year we will see that confidence to move away from all white step up a notch. In addition to Classic Blue we will see colours like slate green, spearmint and even pastel pink emerge in the kitchen. Nothing will be off limits.
- More edge and drama
Statement benchtops will be big in 2020, whether crafted from natural or engineered stone. Think darker, grey-based marbles as well as granite with strong patterns in the vein.
- Decorative handles
Think of handles as a fashion accessory (like jewellery) for your kitchen. Brass, leather and even rattan will continue to be popular handle choices in 2020. But we will also see powder-coated handles in bespoke colours feature in the kitchen this year. Also popular will be eclectic mix and match schemes, like a combination of complementary knobs and handles.
- New details on the island bench
The island bench continues to be as popular as ever as a centrepiece of the kitchen and open plan living space. In 2020, however, we will see a move away from the standard waterfall bench and an increase of detail in the base of the island bench. Decorative panelling, turned timber legs and curved stone edges with interesting angles and features are some of the trends we will see this year, making the island bench more of a statement piece than just a practical meal prep area and breakfast bar.
- Statement appliances
In the past the trend has been to conceal or streamline our kitchen appliances. Now we are going to see more appliances featuring front and centre. From large freestanding ovens to butler’s sinks and decorative rangehoods, the statement appliance is an ode to classic American style interiors.
Don’t have the budget for a full kitchen renovation?
No problem. Most of the above design trends can be brought in to the kitchen as part of a refurbishment to breathe new life into a tired looking space. For instance, new handles are a simple and inexpensive way to refresh your kitchen. You would be amazed at the difference it can make.
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