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Ten Kitchen Trends to Watch for 2020 (Part 1)

Kitchen design is one of the most exciting and interesting home construction and remodeling topics out there. So we always keep an eye on the bigger shifts in the industry. Here’s ten kitchen design and remodeling trends we think will be big a big deal through this year and into the 2020s.

1. Smarter, More Connected Kitchens

Many upscale kitchen appliances today are designed to be fully integrated with advanced technology and automated home networks, allowing homeowners to monitor and control different functions electronically from their phone or other interfaces.

While it might be easy to dismiss smart kitchen gadgets as gimmicks there are some practical advantages to be had. For instance:

  • Motion-activated water faucets
  • Amazon Echo (Alexa) or Google assistants who can make you a cup of coffee on-demand
  • Wi-Fi enabled crock pots monitored and commanded from your smartphone
  • Voice activated ovens, toaster ovens, and even microwaves
  • Smart ovens designed to visually monitor the condition of your chicken as it bakes, adjusting temperatures to reach the ultimate crispiness

2. Minimal and Seamless Aesthetics

Hardware is out, replaced by uninterrupted designs and minimalist surfaces. This trend encompasses storage walls (replacing traditional cabinet or pantry options), cabinet faces with hidden hinges, and understated edge pulls on cabinets and drawers that won’t distract from simple faces or level countertops.

3. Neutral Quartz Countertops

Quartz will continue to explode in the countertop industry due to its many advantages over marble, stone, and laminate. Durability, easy cleaning, minimal required maintenance, and a wide array of color and finish options (including increasingly popular soft greys, taupes, and creams) make quartz a convincing option for modern spaces.

4. Composite Sinks

Composite sinks will continue to grow in popularity. These sinks are custom-made from the same material as the countertop, leading to a (once again) minimal, clean, and uniform overall effect. It’s also an easy design to clean and maintain due to the lack of visible seams, edges, and joints involved.

5. Expanding Kitchen Islands

Once cramped and used almost exclusively for food prep, kitchen islands have matured into a focal point for the entire house. It’s where children eat breakfast and do homework, where parents cook and drop off groceries, and often where families eat most of their meals and entertain guests. Accordingly kitchen islands are growing in size, storage, and complexity. Many feature appliances like microwaves, sinks, or stoves as well as built-in seating and substantial storage solutions. The options are only going to get more interesting in the future.

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