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Kitchen Trends For 2020

Marble Kitchen Countertops

Marble will always be in style, but if you're like me and appreciate a glass of red wine, quartz could be a much better fit for you and your kitchen. While it looks like a natural stone, engineered stone can be more affordable and less prone to staining. It also has a similar shelf life and usually similar warranties.

Kitchen Pantries

This has always been a room in the home used for storing and preserving foods like the refrigerator before the refrigerator came along, the kitchen pantry is a stand-alone cupboard. They can be large enough to house the majority of your dry goods but small enough to keep things organized while taking up a minimal amount of valuable space. Forget a walk-in and sub in counter-top cabinet or add doors to enclose pre-existing shelving. Another trend is now adding drawers to the lower section to make everything easier to access. Blum Legno drawers are the popular item for this new look.

Reclaimed New Zealand Wood Kitchen Cabinetry

If you're installing custom cabinets, opt for reclaimed wood if the budget allows. From bamboo to even recycled plastic bottles, cabinet companies are taking this revival of reduce and reuse very seriously. Locally recycled wood can also add great value to the look and feel of warmth in your home and will stay in trend for a long time to come. The neutral and natural colours are very hard to replace in terms of dating.

Kitchen Wallpaper

Wallpaper is becoming less scary to general over the last five years or so, however homeowners are still reluctant to hang it in the kitchen. If you’re scared about the permanency, try something less, well, permanent. There are plenty of peel-and-stick papers in trendy designs that are incredibly easy to install and remove.

Hot tip: Opt for a graphic design that mimics the look of tile.

Kitchen Plate Racks

The Vintage style plate racks are coming back in a a serious way in 2020. Whether displayed on countertops or mounted on walls, they add lots of space and give an actual place to store and display your dishes instead of hiding it away in a cupboard.

Hiding Kitchen Appliances

Not a fan of stainless steel facades? Try adding fronts to your appliances that mimic your cabinetry. Refrigerators and dishwashers disappear when integrated to match their cabinet cohorts. Even your massive oven hood can get in on the action. This style is very popular in a European design style of kitchen.

Open Shelving

Open shelves allow you to showcase your beautiful kitchen among other family proud pictures and memories. The ability to see through your storage also means everything is easy to find. Just don't forget to clean your items often since they will be open to the elements that might be floating through your kitchen. It's also helpful to keep everyday items on the lowest, most accessible shelf. This is also a nice break in the look and feel if you are thinking of installing a handleless kitchen.



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