Thinking about remodeling your kitchen? Whether you’re a new homeowner or someone who’s been holding back on renovation plans for years, remodeling your kitchen comes with a lot of benefits.
For many people, the kitchen isn’t simply a place to cook and eat. It’s the heart of every home, where family and friends gather for meals and celebrations, where conversations over midnight snacks take place, where kids do their homework, important decisions are made, and so on.
There are numerous reasons to update your kitchen. If you’re searching for some inspiration, we give you some of the hottest trends in kitchen design for 2021.
When it comes to kitchen design, dark shades are often used strictly as accent colors. Recently however, there has been an increased popularity in the usage of dark colors for major kitchen elements such as cabinetry, walls, and work surfaces.
Dark colors like black, charcoal, mud oak, chocolate, or hickory can give your kitchen a luxe and sophisticated, and yet inviting feel, combining perfectly with textured woods to create a warm, rustic charm.
Multi-tasking takes center stage with the latest contemporary designs, focusing on free-flowing form factors with a pared-back style. Technology that was first used in push-to-open/close doors has now made its way to kitchen fixtures, making it possible to eliminate the need for handles in wall and base cabinets. But if push-open cupboards are not really your style, recessed handles can also provide that sleek look that can be enhanced with contrasting materials and colors to create more interest.
With more color options available for taps, it makes sense for sinks to follow suit as well. Like with appliances and furniture, wet areas are now influenced aesthetically by a room’s overall look, which have led to more choices with regards to color, materials, and shape.
In recent years, sinks have increased in importance when it comes to kitchen design. Newer sink models are designed not only to meet a customer’s functional requirements, but to make a definitive style statement as well.
Although marble countertops are still one of the most popular kitchen trends, quartz counters have taken some of that spotlight as a terrific alternative.
They offer the same luxurious, contemporary look, while being very extremely durable and easy to maintain. In addition, quartz countertops also provide an excellent return on your investment in a renovation.
The “curated” look is no longer restricted to living and dining rooms. The popularity of open shelving and glazed cupboards are on the rise, as many homeowners look to apply interior styling to their kitchens.
You can add more personality to your kitchen by creating thoughtful visual spaces carefully designed with decorative ceramics, artwork, cookbooks, and other trinkets. In today’s digital age, more and more people look for space to unwind and slow down. Having tangible objects and personal treasures gives your kitchen a nostalgic feel, making it a place where you can relax and take your time enjoying simple, quiet moments.
Vibrant color accents
The kitchen is the perfect spot to experiment with bold paint color pairings, simply due to the variety of elements you can work with, from cupboards to appliances, flooring to window treatments and more.
If you don’t know where to start, painting your kitchen walls is one of the easiest and most budget-friendly options. Try to select a color that will be able to last long-term – something you know you won’t get tired of for at least five years. From here, it’ll be easier to envision bold, vibrant colors that can match the base color you’ve chosen.
Smart kitchen technology
Smart tech in kitchens today are no longer limited to just gadgets and appliances. You can now have kitchens with technology that’s integrated into each and every function, from the lighting to the stove to the faucets.
While most modern kitchens come fully equipped with smart tech, an extensive range of smart gadgets, sensors, and other devices can be installed in older kitchens for added convenience.
Although styles such as mid-century modern and farmhouse are still popular choices, more homeowners are leaning towards a streamlined look for their kitchen’s overall aesthetic. It’s all about modern clean lines, clutter-free spaces, and minimalist design.
However, there’s a fine line between “streamlined” and “boring.” Adding textured materials and natural elements can add more interest, such as rough cut wood for open shelving, or natural stone for floor or backsplash tiles, which can serve as the perfect focal point for any kitchen.
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