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Kitchen Design Trends for 2020

In 2019 the average time people were spending in the kitchen preparing meals is 37 minutes to one hour, but with much of the country on lockdown for most of the year, people are spending more cooking at home. This has led to a significant increase in home remodeling projects and kitchens are top on the list. Are you looking to upgrade the look of your kitchen this year? Here are 8 popular kitchen trends we see happening this year.

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High-Performance Countertops

People are looking to use countertops that are impervious to stains. Some popular options we are seeing this year are: Calacatta Marble, polished concrete, and stainless steel.

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High Contract Countertops

People are creating dramatic look with using a contrasting color from their cabinets. Most popular is using light cabinets with a dark color countertop.

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Non-Traditional Materials

People are really embracing their inner DIY and are looking to use non-traditional materials in their design. Some options we see more of are exposed plywood, concrete, brass sheets applied to countertops and backsplashes.

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Simple, Sleek Design

Simplicity is the focus of many kitchen designs. Flat, simple panel door and drawer fronts with no-fuss hardware. Spaces are designed with ample storage in base cabinets and pantries, leaving the counters to be clutter-free. In addition, there is an increase in the use of open shelving instead of upper cabinets.

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Neutral Color Palette

All-white kitchens are still hugely popular, but grey is quickly taking over. Grey offers a neutral base, allowing you to bring in pops of color to express your personality. In addition, we are seeing the use of a two-tone color scheme, using a dark grey on the bottom and white cabinets on the top.

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Sustainability

People are caring more about the environment and are looking to make their kitchen more eco-friendly. More attention is being paid to the efficiency of appliances and repurposing of materials such as barnwood and palette wood. Additionally, people are reusing bottles, jars and metal to create décor and shelving brackets.

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Double or Large Islands

As people are spending more time in the home, they wanted to be able to expand their kitchen’s function. By having two islands or one large island you can create a space for meal prep as well as serving or gathering.

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Updated Ceilings

People are spending more time focusing on the whole design of the kitchen, including the ceiling. Dramatic colors, beadboard for a farmhouse look to using copper or tin panels. People are also using more fun and eye-catching lighting to draw the eye upwards.

If you are looking to update your kitchen, consider refacing your cabinets to save money on your kitchen remodeling project. Contact us to schedule an in-home consultation for your free estimate.

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