For years, Pinterest, HGTV, and Home & Garden have had us envisioning farmhouse kitchens and all-white kitchens, but 2020 has ushered in a new era of kitchen trends that can work in any home and are suitable for everyone's remodel budget!
Take a look below at five trends that have taken off this year, and are here to stay:
1. Dark Stone Countertops & Dark Cabinets
The long-lived and impractical trend of the all-white kitchen has thankfully ended, and has been replaced with sharp, easy-too-clean features like cherry wood cabinets and black granite countertops. This combination, coupled with light tile floors, a neutral stone backsplash, and track lighting will easily help brighten and expand your kitchen's appearance.
2. Freestanding Islands
Freestanding islands--especially those with installed electrical outlets--allow you to increase counter space, add storage, and potentially incorporate new dining space in your kitchen.
The beauty of this freestanding island trend is that it has the power to improve any kitchen, regardless of size! Whether you have a narrow galley kitchen, an open concept space, or something in between, through reconfiguring your layout and adding this feature, you can add valuable kitchen real estate.
3. Unique Backsplashes
Whether it's natural stone, intricate tiled patterns, or mosaic features, unique backsplashes are a way to showcase your personality and add a splash of art to your kitchen. As long as you have a concept, our professionals can help you execute your vision to make your kitchen uniquely yours.
4. Open Shelving
If you have a closed-in kitchen with limited lighting, open shelves can help give your space an expanded feel without taking removing any storage areas. Open shelving is traditionally used for top cabinets only, to allow for closed-in storage in bottom cabinetry.
Stock your shelves with clear glasses, clean white plates, and brass accents, and you will instantly add a fresh, decluttered appearance to your kitchen.
5. Open Kitchen and Living Areas
For the most effective overhaul of a small, cramped kitchen, creating an open concept living and dining area will give you the long-lasting, uncluttered aesthetic you are searching for.
Removing a wall and creating a bar or island area will allow for seamless flow in and out of your kitchen without taking away usable counter space or storage. Most importantly, an open kitchen allows for more family time, ease of entertaining guests, and a way to incorporate your kitchen as additional living space.
If you're ready to update your kitchen today, give Alamo Handyman a call at (210) 684-8500, or click on Request Service at the top of the page for a free consultation!