Summary: Are you looking to make some updates and improvements to your Washington State home’s kitchen? If so, you’ll want to pay attention to some trends in kitchen renovations.
Renovating kitchen is an excellent way to improve its look, increase the value of your home and appeal to a more diverse range of home buyers if you decide to sell. However, a kitchen remodel can easily cost $10,000 to $50,000 or more, which is why you want to make choices that you can live with.
The kitchen is the most important room in the home and is one that plays a key role in the overall value of a property. It’s not just where meals are prepared, but where family and friends congregate and socializing with each other. The condition and style of a kitchen makes a big difference in both the aesthetics of a home and its value. If the room could use some updating, it may be time to make some improvements.
Learning more about some of the hottest trends for 2020 can help you decide what you want and don’t want in your kitchen.
Traditional Is Back
Trends come and go, but the classics remain constant. One of the hottest renovation trends for 2020 is a more traditional look. Homeowners today are no longer attached to trendy colors and modern designs; they want homes that have a more traditional look and will retain that traditional look for years to come.
Experts predict that 2020 will bring a return to darker wood colors for cabinets, tables, counters, and even floors.
There are also some reports that homeowners will use oil rubbed bronze and darker pulls and handles on cabinets and drawers as opposed to flashy and contemporary chrome accents. Other trends include rustic farmhouse tables, double porcelain sinks, and natural stone counters.
It’s hard to go anywhere today without seeing or hearing about green decorating trends, and those trends carry over into kitchens. Homeowners want products made from recycled materials and the chance to “go green” at home. Adding a recycling center is just one of the hottest trends for the kitchen.
Designers also found that homeowners want counters and floors made from recycled or sustainable materials. Bamboo is a sustainable construction material that works well in flooring applications. Homeowners can also find counters made from old tires, soda bottles, and other recycled goods.
Ask anyone want they need in their homes, and the odds are good that many will say they need more space. Recessed lighting is one trendy accent that adds more space and reduces the number of fixtures and cords hanging down from the ceiling. Other ways to add more space include adding an island with storage to the center of the room and cutting down on the number of cabinets lining the walls.
There are a number of trendy ways that you can renovate and change your kitchen. Going green, adding more space and bringing in traditional elements are just a few of those ways.
White has long been the color of choice for kitchens, and it’s not uncommon to see all-white kitchens these days. But while white is certainly still in style, we are seeing more and more darker hues adorning modern kitchens in 2020.
While it may have been an accent color at most, black is a popular tone in kitchen design these days. Cabinets and counters are being covered in this dark and mysterious color, so it may be one that you might want to consider incorporating into your kitchen design.
Islands have become increasingly popular in kitchens, and they’ve almost become a staple. They offer plenty of additional counter space while also playing a role in the room’s overall decor.
But these days, we’re increasingly seeing not one, but two islands in the kitchen. Double islands are doable when the space permits, but can help provide more counter space while also allowing each island to serve specific purposes.
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