When it comes to upgrading a home, there is no better place to start than with the kitchen. We all know how 2020 has made us realise the importance of home like never before, but the place where the shift is more apparent is the cookhouse.

While the year ahead may look bright, the need for a comfortable abode is not going to fade anytime soon. Keeping this in mind, check out these top kitchen trends which will refresh not only your kitchen but the whole living space as well.

Technology integrated kitchens

Kitchens have changed a lot over the decades from occupying a dinghy room at the back of the house to being paraded in all their beauty right next to the drawing-room. With the advent of technology, every appliance, from fridge to faucet, comes fitted with sensors and other gadgets to add to the convenience of the homeowner.

Different types of flooring and smart kitchens have become one of the biggest trends of the year. From faucets that can sense hands to refrigerators that can alert you if the groceries are running out, technology has entered the kitchen with all force these days from the ground up. Not to forget the lighting system which can be controlled from anywhere with your tablet or smartphone.

Creative backsplash designing

Backsplash has always been an important working part of the kitchen from time immemorial. Not only does it protect the walls above the work area, it complements the countertop as well. Through time, backsplashes have undergone many changes from graphic ceramic tiles to natural stone. If you want to add an organic touch to the kitchen, backsplashes are the most trending.

This protective facing is available in a wide range of stone varieties, like marble and quartzite. From rugged to three-dimensional, you will find that stacked stone backsplashes in contrasting hues will make a bold statement if you add this surprise element to the kitchen.

Pop-up colors will be the rage

Although white has long since been associated with a classic kitchen style, the color has gradually started to decline in popularity. The all-white kitchens need to be spaced with islands of wood, plant shelves, stain shades to create an accent model kitchen. While blue and green are all the rage, dark tones like blue, black and even plum are making their way into the kitchens.

Darker cabinets can enhance the interior of a kitchen with its luxurious and dramatic feel, that other options hide. Care should be taken not to over do it and make the kitchen look dark perpetually. Experts have predicted more and more black and dark colors in the trendiest kitchens in the times to come.

Effective storage solutions

The foundation of a fully functioning kitchen is its storage facility. If the basic drawers and shelves are not structured properly, there is bound to be unnecessary wastage of spaçe. Once this space becomes ineffective, it will only result in endless frustrations and headaches. Better cabinetry is the only solution to your storage issues.

You can counter this by installing dividers for cutlery and utensils, tray dividers, roll out trays for pots and pans and cabinets for garbage. This will open up space to store your food, drinks and small appliances. Focus will be on making lives effortless and cooking fun by providing a range of new storage options throughout the entire kitchen.

Pendant lights

While lighting is the key to any design plan for the kitchen, grouping several pendant lights together will give an instant instagram feel to the place. Apart from being a practical addition, pendant lights in the kitchen provide a decorative element over the worktop spaces as well.

These timeless hanging lights come in a range of styles, ranging from contemporary to classic, and add style to any space at any time of the day or night. Moreover they catch one’s attention quickly as well as being versatile in that their intensity can easily be changed from bright to dim or vice versa.

Open layout kitchens

A kitchen open to other areas of the home makes having and making meals more inviting. With no walls to separate the two places, natural light from the living room will spill into the kitchen making it look more open. So tear down the walls and bring your kitchen back from isolation, as open layouts are here to stay.

This desire for informal dining and comfortable cooking drives this trend for a casual but connected lifestyle experience. An open kitchen will encourage interaction and the blend of two spaces will provide lots of entertainment.

Walk-in pantry

A well organized pantry can become a beautiful space which brings peace of mind to the homeowner. Whether you need a place to store your gourmet ingredients or are looking for a wine cellar, a well-appointed pantry can be the answer to the household prayers.

A pantry is luxury, so even if you have little space to hold your appliances, the kitchen will look cleaner, especially in the open-layout concept. If it is still smaller, you can make it special by seeking in some counter space.

Callista Porter
Callista Porter, with a background in architecture (B.Arch, University of Texas), has made a name for herself in the renovation industry over the past 12 years. Her expertise is restoring and modernizing historic homes, balancing preservation with contemporary aesthetics. Callista joined our platform in 2021, sharing insights on architectural integrity and modern design trends in her writing. Her passion for history extends into her hobby of collecting vintage home decor, which often inspires her renovation projects.

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