With the amount of time spent in and around our kitchens last year, 2020 left us wishing we had renovated them already. However as learning and working from home continues indefinitely, remodeling your kitchen is the best way to start 2021.
This year’s kitchen trends are influenced by two top factors; tidiness and flexibility for holding multiple users and tasks.
Read on as we give you a breakdown on the 7 Kitchen Renovation Trends ruling the scene in 2021!
Larger Islands or Double Up With a Pair
Between online classes and daily zoom meetings, your kitchen has never gotten busier. A staple of the post-pandemic kitchen is therefore a roomier island or even two, to accommodate work and studies with space for more. While the two-kitchen island design is best for when there are no space limitations, a single larger kitchen island (we’re talking at least 24 square feet in size here) can take on many activities happening simultaneously. A larger kitchen island that can perform as a dining space with room for bar stools or chairs is what families are going after.
Handle Free Cabinetry
Give your kitchen a sleek, streamlined and pared back look with push open-close doors. Cabinetry details in 2021 are going handle-free or adding recessed handles lined in interesting materials and colors gives that attractive yet minimalist look.
Touchless, motion controlled as well as touch–tap faucets and soap dispensers come into play in 2021 to cater to the need of the hour.
A hands-free functionality.
Rather than the traditional stainless steel, add warmth and richness to the kitchen by opting for black or brass faucets.
Voice controlled kitchen devices are also brand-new technological features getting popular this year.
A slab splashback is probably one of the biggest kitchen trends for 2021. Slab splashbacks give that instant ‘wow’ factor and when matched with the countertop, can give a chic, luxe look. A solid splashback with large scale veining suits spacious kitchens whereas dressing a small feature area, for example the space between the range and the hood in stone, will give smaller kitchens a nifty effect. You can play with various options when it comes to the material for a slab splashback such as marble, granite, or even glass.
Better Storage Space
Smart storage solutions and pantries are on everyone’s kitchen wish list this year. With clever use of space and design, almost any kitchen can add on ample room.
A fine example that is having a revival of sorts is the appliance garage. Innovations and latest engineering ideas allow your countertop appliances like toasters and coffee makers to be away and out of view when not in use. This increases counterspace as well as gives that uber tidy look.
Drawers are again a popular kitchen trend. A 2-drawer base offers the same storage as a traditional 2 door base cabinet, but with better visibility and easy access.
Pantry Cabinets & Shelving
Adequate pantry space is crucial in 2021 as more people are cooking at home. Having a well-designed pantry that houses all your dry groceries in one place and not scattered about gives you a lot more control at staying organized. A good pantry shelf frees up kitchen walls so you can either adorn them with art or a luxe piece of cabinetry.
A sophisticated modern larder in contrasting tones and material to the rest of the kitchen will do just the job by adding vertical space and also enhancing the overall vibrancy.
People are choosing well made, sustainably produced products that contribute meaningfully to the kitchen as a place of wellbeing and health. Designers are seeing a growing trend of reclaimed wood, bamboo, low-VOC wall paints, UV lighting and air filtration options.
Besides incorporating environmentally friendly materials, it’s also important to choose functional kitchen windows and screens that can let fresh air in. Not to forget those rays of natural light in your cooking area.
Soft and warm colors, and textures are on their way to supersede the cool tones of recent years.
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