You may want a fresh look in your kitchen for the end-of-the-year holidays when you’ll be entertaining family and friends, or you might be updating your kitchen because you’re planning on selling your home. Either way, you’ll want to consider the trends that appear to be taking hold for 2020 in fine custom cabinetry in Delray Beach.
Trends in Kitchen Cabinets and Counters
The interest in using natural and sustainable materials throughout the home continues to grow with the increasing emphasis on style in designing kitchens. Teak, walnut, European ash, and eco bamboos are popular wood choices. The US Environmental Protection Agency offers these tips for identifying greener wood products.
Another trend combines the textures and patterns of natural stone with the colors and grains of wood from sustainable sources. Marble slabs with prominent veins are one popular choice for countertops and backsplashes. Granite is another popular choice for stone countertops.
For a sleek look that easily blends into the décor of the rest of the living space, you’ll find fine custom cabinetry in Delray Beach with touch release or cutout handles that place an emphasis on the beauty of the wood. When metal handles do appear, brass is a popular choice.
Trends in Kitchen Floorplans and Layouts
The space for the kitchen, living room and dining room continue to become one, allowing busy family members to socialize while preparing food, eating, and enjoying their entertainment center. This means, however, that when you renovate your kitchen, you’ll want to give as much thought to style and appearance as function. For example, counter cooktops and microwaves and ovens installed in a niche in the wall or in the midst of the kitchen cabinetry are replacing freestanding ranges. These wall ovens may even become an architectural focal point highlighted by lighting or a surrounding border. You’ll also find large appliances like the refrigerator or freezer hidden inside custom cabinets. Minimizing the presence of kitchen appliances or turning them into a design focal point allows the look of the kitchen to blend into the décor of the open living space.
Trends in Color for Kitchens
With the trend toward blending the kitchen into the main living space of the home increasing, pops of color are reappearing in the kitchen. Colors like lemon, turquoise, avocado, or, in fact, any variation on a pastel, delicate, or muted tone of green that contrasts with darker woods give kitchens a fresh, natural look that readily complements the décor of the rest of the open space.