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Last Updated on August 29, 2021
For most Americans, having a well-designed kitchen is a necessity, as evidenced by kitchen renovations making up 78 percent of home makeovers last year. As the kitchen is one of the most frequently used areas in the home, making this space beautiful and functional is a must, as it’s where activities such as food preparation, cooking, eating and entertaining are done. Moreover, for some families, the kitchen has also become a place where their children do crafts or homework, and the versatility of this room is why homeowners willingly shell out $23,000 or more just to have the kitchen of their dreams. If you’re looking to make some changes in your meal prep space this year, consider these different types of counter tops and adding in these design trends that will inspire you to spend more time in the kitchen in 2020.
Pops of color
Having an all-white kitchen is a classic, but injecting pops of color throughout your cooking space can make your kitchen look more current. According to Blenheim Homes, creative use of color in the kitchen can revitalize your space and give it that custom feel. To add color to your kitchen without losing its classic appeal, try incorporating small, brightly-hued appliances to your space. Consider having a microwave, coffee maker and toaster in autumn colors such as mustard yellow or a cheery orange. You can also upgrade your backsplash with colorful kitchen tiles, or add bar stools upholstered in muted shades for just a faint touch of color. For an on-trend color change, paint your kitchen cabinets in a classic blue, which is Pantone’s color of the year for 2020, or go darker with a crisp navy blue.
The start of a new decade signals the arrival of more tech innovations for the home, and the kitchen is expected to have high-tech upgrades as well. We’ve already been introduced to smart fridges, talking rice cookers and smart crockpots, but other innovations are on their way to make cooking and meal prep easier than ever before. Smart ovens that can scan and recognize packaged food are on their way to the market, and an Alexa-powered microwave is also expected to be a big hit among homemakers, as it can heat food or make popcorn via voice command.
Golden fixtures and sinks
Gold adds a touch of elegance to your decor, and apart from gold cabinet and drawer pulls, golden taps and lighting fixtures, this material is about to be featured in sinks across new build homes in America. Stainless steel sinks in a brushed gold or rose gold finish are predicted to be popular this year, and it’s a pretty and inexpensive upgrade that can elevate the look of any kitchen. Have your kitchen outfitted with white cabinetry, carrara marble countertops, and plain white subway tiles for the backsplash to highlight the gold accents in your cooking and meal prep space.
Try these tips to create a beautiful and functional kitchen this year. It’s a worthy investment that will stand the test of time.