As 2019 draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the next predicted home design trends. Everyone’s tastes are different, of course, but many upcoming designs tend to fall into several categories. Understanding these upcoming kitchen design ideas for 2020 and knowing which ones you prefer will help you plan your own home renovations or know what to look for if you shop for a new home.
What’s Your Style?
Generally, kitchen designs in 2020 are expected to follow a more modern aesthetic overall. But there’s still plenty of room to personalize your own space. Whether you prefer the ultra-modern sleekness and sterility of an entirely white kitchen or the up-and-coming warm colors inspired by nature, there’s something for everyone in modern kitchen design. Here’s what you can expect to see rising to prominence in the coming year:
- Minimalist handles and integrated hood covers
- Natural stone counters
- Natural-colored appliances
- Plenty of storage space
1) Minimalist Handles & Integrated Hood Covers
Modern room designs tend to incorporate smooth, unbroken surfaces. Consequently, cabinet handles are generally to either blend in with the cupboards or simply not deliberately draw attention from the rest of the design. And don’t forget the unsightly appliance of a vent hood for the stove! While few homeowners want to get rid of the hood entirely, many would prefer to have it more subtly incorporated into their kitchen design. Talk to your kitchen designer to see if you can extend your wall covering over the hood for a well-integrated design.
2) Natural Stone Counters
Few things match better in a modern kitchen than stone countertops. Colorful patterned stones like granite or quartz add a splash of color and variety to an otherwise uniformly colored kitchen. Meanwhile, homeowners who prefer to emphasize a single color can opt for marble or a similar stone dominated by one or two colors and a subtler pattern.
Pro Tip: If you’re installing a new backsplash in your kitchen, see if your countertop experts can simply extend the countertop material into a backsplash as well. This keeps everything in a single piece and adds an element of continuity to your design.
3) Natural-Colored Appliances
Black appliances, though long seen as an elegant addition to any kitchen, are gradually being phased out in favor of more neutral colors like beige. These colors give your kitchen a softer edge, add some color without overwhelming the eye, and give the entire room a brand-new look. The soft, natural atmosphere provided by natural-colored appliances will help upgrade your kitchen to a modern appearance.
4) Plenty of Storage Space
Large, open storage spaces serve two purposes in modern kitchen design. First, and more obviously, they provide plenty of room for you to store all your food and supplies without crowding or bending over to hunt for something. Secondly, an open storage plan can help your kitchen feel larger and brighter. Even if you don’t have a lot of floor space in your kitchen, the feeling of having more room will help a lot!
Designing Your Ideal Kitchen
There’s no right or wrong way to make a modern kitchen. However, these trends are sure to satisfy you long-term and increase your home’s value as people hunt for these features. Keep these upcoming kitchen design ideas in mind as you start upgrading or selling in 2020!
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