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Have you always wanted to design your kitchen with the latest trends? Have you been putting it off because you have too much on your plate? Something tells me that you have some time now. What better way to pass the time than a fun, home design project? Well, if you are going to redesign your kitchen, you should know all the top trends. Here are some of the current kitchen trends to know in 2020.

Step Aside, White Kitchen Cabinets

a kitchen with brown cabinets and a white countertop

According to Houzz research, “white” kitchens and, in particular, white cabinets are still a popular choice for kitchen remodeling. However, due to the intense cleaning that it takes to keep your kitchen looking its best, the “white” kitchen has begun to fade as a style.

While a “white” design strategy makes your kitchen look clean and modern, many designers are looking to complement their designs and color schemes with warm tones in 2020. Browns and wood-based drawers, cabinets and pullouts are trending. Blues, particularly navy blue, and greens are nice accents that work well.

“Shaker-style and flat-panel design are more popular than ever. We are moving further and further away from molding details and using more interesting materials together. The framed areas on inset construction are becoming a place to create interesting details and textures.”

Shannon Kadwell of Anthony Wilder Design per The Washington Post

Granite Stands the Test of Time

The heading of this section has a double meaning. Not only is granite one of the most durable and long-lasting materials, but the style of granite remains a very popular choice in the design of kitchen countertops. Granite is an affordable option for many renovating homeowners that comes in a wide variety of styles and colors to fit with any color scheme.

With dynamic color options, a hardness and resilience that can’t be found anywhere else, and a naturally occurring beauty, it’s the top choice for every discerning homeowner and business owner for their counter tops, tables, custom pieces, and other design options.

Workstation Sinks

Sinks are becoming more dynamic. What was once a place to clean dishes and wash produce, now is a multi-faceted food prep station. Many remodelers are looking at workstation sinks to maximize space for small kitchens or simply to add a more efficient cooking operation to any size layout.

Imagine you are creating a vegetable and dip appetizer platter. A workstation sink would potentially allow you to clean the produce, chop the vegetables on its cutting board and even dispense dips/condiments onto a serving tray- all in the same space!

Some accessories on a workstation kitchen might include:

  • Cutting board
  • Drying rack
  • Condiment dispenser
  • Condiment serving station
  • Beverage serving station
  • Colander

Hardwood Flooring

a kitchen with hardwood flooring

Open floor plans have been popular for a while now. As they continue to trend, many designers are using the kitchen as an extension of the living room space. This has led to more hardwood flooring and similar materials to be used throughout the kitchen space. The look is elegant, but there is a drawback: water damage. Wood is much more prone to water damage than tile and other materials. If you decide to go the hardwood route, have a quality maintenance and preservation plan in place.

Feeling Inspired?

We hope some of these trends get your brain working and your design inspired. I think we can all agree that a well-designed kitchen is great for home value, easy to use and fun to show off. When thinking about your countertops, Affordable Granite Concepts can take of everything for you from design to installation of beautiful granite. Contact us today.

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