Kitchen Trends 2020
It is undeniable that the kitchen is one of the most important and frequently used rooms in a house. Whether it is to make a cup of coffee first thing in the morning or to whip up exciting recipes for the family, a lot of time is spent in the kitchen.
For this reason, prospective homeowners tend to go straight to the kitchen when looking at homes to purchase. A cramped, outdated kitchen could discourage a buyer from settling on an otherwise perfect house. Alternatively, a beautiful kitchen could help seal the deal and increase the value of the home.
So if you have the option of remodeling only one thing in your entire house, especially if you plan to sell your home one day, it should be your kitchen. Renovating your kitchen may sound like an extensive, complicated task but it doesn't have to be.
It could be as simple as adding a backsplash or changing lighting fixtures or countertops. Small changes like these can make all the difference in transforming your kitchen from bland and boring to a well-designed, attractive space.
Let's take a look at some of the kitchen design trends that have been popular in 2020 that you can use for some inspiration in renovating your own kitchen area.
Lighting and fixtures
Many homes are built with regular incandescent light bulbs and sockets. While this does the job of lighting up a space, it adds nothing in terms of style and design. Switching out these bulbs and sockets for something more personalized can help give your kitchen a more stylish look. The options for lighting fixtures are endless. You can go for recessed lighting in the center of the room or pendant lights hanging over an island. If you prefer something more extravagant, an eye-catching chandelier may do the trick.
You can even match your bulbs to other elements of your kitchen. For example, silver or gold tipped light bulbs can match silver or gold cupboard handles. This is a popular design technique. However, mixing metals has also become trendy. A nice nickel for your cupboard knobs can go well with a brass faucet and a completely different metal, like copper, for lighting fixtures.
Consider upgrading your counter tops to a lasting, durable material. While marble and granite countertops continue to be popular, nano glass countertops have been rising in popularity as they are not only beautiful, but more resistant to staining, scratching and heat damage. It comes in a range of colors and is surprisingly affordable. Quartz could also be a much better fit for your kitchen as it is more affordable than marble and less prone to stains. If your home uses an open floor plan, you may want to select a countertop color that contrasts with your cabinets. This will help to differentiate your kitchen from the adjoining space. For instance, white cabinets will pair well with dark countertops.