When it comes to home renovations, keeping up with the latest design trends can be a great way to add some extra “wow” to your home (and add a little more value to your property). It’s a great way to create a stylish space and keep your home looking fresh and up to day.
Keeping up with the latest decorating trends can be difficult, though. Every reality TV show, decorating blog and design influencer has their own take on the hottest trends.
And so do we!
So, if you’re thinking about kitchen and bathroom renovations or you’re just dreaming of a new kitchen, check out our list of 10 hot kitchen renovation trends for 2020.
- Smart kitchens
The future is here. Motion sensor taps, coffee makers that can be programmed to have coffee ready when you get up and fridges that not only tell you when you’re running low on food, but can create digital shopping lists or even order new items from the supermarket.
But our favourite is definity the internet-enabled oven and stove top. With the ability to control your oven via your smartphone, never again will you have to worry if you left the oven on.
- Dark colours and natural finishes
White kitchens are done. In 2020, it’s all about dark colours with wood finishes. Break up the white with some carefully selected timber cabinetry or a new wooden benchtop. Metal is also emerging as a way to reduce the white in the kitchen and create a great industrial-chic aesthetic.
- Pops of colour
If dark and natural finishes aren’t your thing, a pop of colour can liven up your kitchen. Jewel tones and neutral natural shades are trending the most. Using colour can make a space feel more alive and more lived in. If you want to make a real statement, why not try adding some colour to the ceiling?
- Statement backsplash
A statement backsplash is a great way to incorporate that on-trend pop of colour. When it comes to your backsplash, textures and patterns are in. This can be a great way to bring a little personality to a mostly white kitchen.
- Multipurpose kitchen islands
Multipurpose islands represent the evolution of the open-plan kitchen. Embrace multifunctionality while also creating a central statement piece. These kitchen islands can be used as benchtops for food prep, cooking and washing up, as well as storage and dining space. This is not just on-trend. It’s also a great way to get the most out of a small kitchen.
- Opening up to the outdoors
Bring the outside in by adding an external entertainment area to your kitchen. If you can, replace a wall with glass doors or large windows. Not only will this add a greater sense of space and allow more natural light, but it will improve your ability to entertain outdoors.
- Concealed kitchens
If you want to embrace open-plan living but space is at a premium, why not try a concealed kitchen? These minimalist kitchens can be hidden away when not in use to make a space feel bigger and less crowded. All it takes is some clever cabinetry.
- Hidden appliances
If you’re not ready to fully embrace the concealed kitchen, you can try hidden appliances. It can almost become a fun challenge to see exactly how many appliances you can make disappear in plain sight. This can also be a good way to deal with appliances that don’t match the kitchen’s colour scheme.
- Statement storage
Install an open pantry or statement shelves to turn your everyday food and cooking items into works of art. Add a splash of colour to the wall behind them and some tasteful downlights. You’ll never have to worry about decorating your kitchen again.
- LED lighting
Be energy efficient and resource conscious by choosing LED lighting over traditional bulbs. You can even get some statement pendant LED lights to hang over a kitchen island.
Still hungry for more ideas? Here’s another 19 hot kitchen trends for you to sink your teeth into. Enjoy!
Make 2020 the year that you have the most stylish kitchen in town. Follow these trends and more to make the most of your kitchen renovations.