The kitchen is the heart of the home, acting as the room that brings together family, friends and more. It’s no surprise that the number of kitchen renovation requests is continuously rising as homeowners want to update the room they spend a lot of time in, making it functional and stylish. Here are a few kitchen trends for 2020 and beyond:
Many times, bright and airy kitchens are what clients request the most. However, 2020 is seeing more requests for darker kitchen tones, resulting in a “moody kitchen.” This sort of modern space resembles a lounge more than it does a kitchen, with darker hues, rich stone accents, antiqued hardware and the like. This “moody kitchen” gives off luxurious vibes and gives the room more character than ever before.
Those looking to maximize space are asking for expanded kitchens that combine mud rooms, pantries and workspaces with the latest kitchen technology and high-quality appliances so that they can entertain in style. Luxury consumers might want to include a full butler’s kitchen that is hidden from view, but has all the same amenities of a primary kitchen.
These days, everyone is trying to do their part to become sustainable and modern kitchens are now being upgraded to include things like composting systems and finishes that don’t need as much chemical cleaning. New eco-friendly materials are being requested in many kitchen remodels, making the highly used room sustainable for the eco-conscious consumer.
Today’s modern family/consumer is busier than ever, which is why a streamlined kitchen is a must when undergoing a kitchen renovation project. Incorporating elements that increase efficiency and streamlines tasks is highly appreciated these days. The most modern kitchen will now incorporate useful technology in addition to elevated design. Things like smart appliances, touchless drawers and cabinets and more are all seeing an increase in remodel requests.
Outdoor eating and cooking has always been popular and outdoor kitchens are becoming the norm. Creating outdoor entertainment areas, complete with a kitchen-esque area, is high on many consumers’ list, which is why outdoor kitchen renovations are highly requested now. Outdoor kitchens have gone way beyond just a typical bar area and grill and now include dual-zone wine coolers, smart grilling accessories, pizza ovens and so much more.