Top 10 Kitchen Renovation Tips For 2020
The kitchen is the heart of the home. But if yours is starting to show the signs of wear and tear that come with constant use, it may be time for a heart transplant. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to revivify your kitchen and breathe new life into this hallowed space. It’s just a matter of making the right changes in the most meaningful places. Whatever your budget, taste or style you can find the perfect way to reimagine your kitchen this year among our Top 10 Kitchen Renovation Tips of 2020.
1 Storage walls
If there’s one thing that makes a kitchen look neater, cleaner, tidier and more spacious, it’s better storage. Cupboards are great, but in 2020 people are demanding more from their kitchen storage. More space and more discretion. Hence, storage walls have become an increasingly popular solution for those who want a smooth, seamless kitchen with nary a stray pot or pan in sight.
2 Discrete cupboard / drawer handles
Minimalism is the key trend in 2020. Who needs to be distracted by odds, ends and clutter in the kitchen? In fact, even typical cabinet and drawer handles can impinge on an elegant, minimalist design. So consider spring mounted cupboards and drawers or invisible handles which sit under rather than in front of the door or drawer front.
3 Paint it black
Don’t let anyone tell you black is out of fashion! Dark cabinet doors and drawers are all the rage in 2020. Black lends your kitchen an austere and timeless elegance.
4 Taking the “white” out of white goods
White is classic, sure. But white washing machines and refrigerators are so 2010s, darling! With so many wonderful multicolored appliances on the market, it’s time to take the “white” out of your white goods in 2020.
5 Invisible range hoods
This top 10 kitchen renovation tip is all about what you don’t see! Range hoods are essential for keeping your kitchen well ventilated and ensuring that you breathe in more delicious aromas and less nasty stuff. However, while everyone appreciates what a range hood does, not everyone wants to see it. Invisible range hoods (whether they’re built into the surrounding cabinetry or ductwork) are all the rage in 2020.
6 Quartz is king
While the quartz vs marble vs granite countertops debate continues to rage, the former is most certainly dominating in 2020. If you’ve yet to decide between these titans of stone, remember that Quartz has the lowest maintenance requirements of these three surfaces. Quartz has been one of our top 10 kitchen renovation tips for several years running, it is a real winner!
Quartz lends the kitchen a wonderfully light touch to the kitchen and its completely nonporous surface means it’s resistant to both staining from spills and potentially harmful bacteria.
7 Clever backsplashes
Your backsplash isn’t just functional, it lends another eye-catching feature to your kitchen aesthetic and helps to give the space a little extra character. And if your backsplash is made from the same material as your countertops it can provide a lovely sense of continuity. Recent trends favour a backsplash that also doubles as a shelf to give you a little extra storage where you need it most.
8 Mixing and matching metals
With so many metallic finishes available in the kitchen, there’s no need to limit yourself to a single one. And you certainly mustn’t let anyone tell you that the only way is chrome! Consider mixing and matching different colors and textures- a little copper here, a little black matte chrome there. It can really add a splash of dramatic character to even the subtlest design aesthetic.
9 Keeping it natural
Whatever your preferred aesthetic, natural materials (like natural wood and stone) are the way to go in 2020 and has made a huge comeback on our top 10 kitchen renovation tips. Natural materials help us to feel calm and centred as they are our link with the outside world. And if you feel like adding a few hardy houseplants into your kitchen aesthetic, who are we to argue. Keep it natural in the kitchen and you can enjoy a sense of calm and serenity as you cook.
10 Smart technology 1st time on our top 10 kitchen renovation ideas list!
Last but not least making a first-time appearance on our top 10 kitchen renovation ideas is smart technology. While natural materials are especially en vogue in 2020 they are supplemented by cutting edge new smart technology. In the age where 5G internet and the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to become more common, we can expect to see more digital technology in the kitchen from Alexa-enabled microwaves to refrigerators that send you a live video of what’s in stock (so you can see who’s really been hogging all the cheese). Whatever your vision or budget, we’d love to help you to make your dream kitchen a reality in 2020. Get in touch with us today to let us know how.
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