Did you know that you can now preheat your oven and check the contents in your fridge remotely? Smart appliances are just some of the new things that are coming to a kitchen near you as we ease our way into the new decade. Here are our top 8 kitchen renovation trends that feature new technology, design, colours, textures, and more.
Today’s renovated kitchens have appliances that operate on voice command and video-enabled home automation devices and can be programmed to recognize food and cook it accordingly. Even recipe books have been replaced by a screen that features dozens of kitchen apps, where you can learn how to bake a cake with the touch of a button.
Plastic is out. Sustainable is in. From flooring to cabinetry to appliances, kitchen remodel projects are featuring more eco-friendly materials such as reclaimed and upcycled wood, steel, glass, bamboo, and concrete and more energy and water-saving appliances.
Kitchens designed to save space and function seamlessly are more popular than ever. Some space-saving kitchen renovation ideas include appliances that have multi-functional applications, or that can be "hidden" into cabinetry, such as built-in combined ovens and column refrigerators.
While natural wood and stainless steel are still on-trend, many kitchens today have contrasting colours such as darker cabinetry in gray, black, and deep blue, along with countertops in white and natural stone. Also popular are warmer-toned hardware (cabinet handles, faucets, and lighting fixtures) in brushed brass, copper, gold, and weathered nickel.
Tactile textures are also popular. Today's kitchens have textured wood, stone, concrete, and ceramic tile used as countertops and backsplashes.
Even oven hoods are going through a significant transformation with quieter models that can be concealed behind cabinetry, giving your kitchen a more seamless look.
Saving space with innovative storage solutions is also hot for 2020. One way is through pull-down shelving inserts that are installed on upper cabinets and pulled down for easier access, storage cabinet walls, and backsplashes that turn into shelves.
Kitchen renovation companies are also seeing an increase in pantries added to kitchens. Not just a closet to store food, the modern-day pantry is accessible and includes items such as built-in shelving, wine fridges, and even coffee stations.
For more information, read 4 Reasons Why You Might Want to Consider a Renovated Kitchen.
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