We are halfway through December, Christmas is creeping up quickly, and 2020 isn’t far off at all. SO, in our latest article, we thought it would be fitting to have a look at what trends are set to hit the kitchen design industry next year and what homeowners are likely to for when redesigning their kitchens. Contemporary kitchen design is all about having a space that is simple, practical and fully functional but at the same time being an area that transmits warmth and a homely feel for everyone to enjoy. Contemporary kitchens are one of the most enjoyed rooms in homes today so choosing the design of your own is an important decision to make. Let’s take a look at the popular designs that are set to hit the market (and people’s home next year).
More and More Technology
Smart technology is becoming more and more popular amongst homeowners in the UK. Some of the most popular items include smart refrigerators, interactive flat-screen TVs and roller shutter cabinets. In fact, kitchen technology is now advancing at a rapid rate with revolutionary products being introduced into homes all the time. These new products can communicate with each other are changing the way families use their kitchens, shop for food and prepare it. Cooking appliances have also become much smarter and can now be controlled remotely using mobile device applications.
On the flipside of more and more technology entering households, natural materials continue to be popular as well. Naturally, they can make you feel more connected with the outdoors and allow you to add your own personality and style into your space. One of the great things about natural materials is that there is so much choice out there on the market from oak flooring to natural stone and porcelain tiles. Using such materials can also be further enhanced with natural light or artificial light to create an even more attractive and beautiful space that all the family can enjoy.
Traditionally, homeowners have always leans more towards natural colours for kitchens. However, as we shift more towards including smart technology and modern design trends in our kitchens, striking colours are being used more and more. From subtle dark blues to bold pinks and green, choosing a striking colour shows that you are moving with contemporary kitchen trends and designs.
Over the years, the kitchen has gone from being a space where just the cooking happens to now the heart of many homes. So, if you are thinking about redesigning your kitchen and want to stay in line with current trends, then you should look into transforming it into a space that’s for socialising and entertaining too. Large open-plan kitchens are ideal for eating together as a family together with hosting dinner parties for friends.
As we spend more and more time in our kitchens, storage is transforming to offer practicalities but also a way of streamlining appearances and hiding away clutter. Kitchen features such a breakfast and coffee stations are becoming very popular as they are a way of hiding away appliances when they are not in use.
A trend that we will see dominate 2020 is minimalistic kitchen design. The idea behind minimalistic designs is that they allow a kitchen to breathe and naturally unfold as families use them. The great thing about these designs is that they allow you to pick and choose what elements you want throughout your space. For example, you could choose to integrate a kitchen island into your space that indeed takes up a lot of space but has a lot of internal storage from within. You could then make the most of the island by storing your appliances and utensils inside that would otherwise just sit on one of your kitchen sides.
Removable wallpaper may as well be a kitchen’s best new friend. It’s a peelable adhesive covering that homeowners can apply themselves and then take it down when they get bored of it or simply fancy a change. It’s a way of adding great colours and textures to your walls without the need for long-term commitment.