A kitchen is often seen as the heart of a home. As well as cooking here, we also spend time entertaining our family and friends creating memories that we won’t forget. There are so many different styles and designs out there to choose from, which is why staying up to date with the latest developments is key.
At iKan Kitchens our blog this month looks into the key kitchen trends for 2020 and why you should keep an eye on these.
Smart Storage Solutions
As a key area in the home, we all want our kitchen to function as well as it can do. Having enough storage space is one of the most vital elements, keeping everything organised and under control. More and more manufacturers are inventing unique ways to store items, from fresh food to cookbooks and spices.
On top of keeping things organised, smart storage solutions create a cleaner space. As a result, you’ll have more time to prepare food.
Hidden Appliances and Technology
Another huge trend for the coming year is hiding aspects that may normally be seen. Appliances have been integrated for years, however more options are now available for you to pick from. This gives you the freedom to create a space that is truly personal to you.
A huge advantage that our manufacturer Kuhlmann Kitchens have is that they offer plenty of unique hidden technology. From pop up sockets to cupboards without handles, you can create all sorts of mystery to keep yourself and visitors guessing.
Dark Floors and Painted Ceilings
Decoration and design are going beyond simple cupboards, appliances and countertops. A brilliant way of adding more character is to put time into the flooring you use as well as painting your ceiling. Some designers are seeing the ceiling as a ‘fifth wall’, using it to add more depth to kitchens.
Alongside this, with more options available for flooring like reused tiles, concrete, lino and wood, it’s easy to see why this will be a trend over the next 12 months.
Gone are the days when kitchens had to be made out of wooden doors and marble countertops. Today designers take a much more unique approach, using various different materials that you would never normally consider.
The industrial style has particularly grown in popularity, leading more people to use metals, concrete and more muted colours to add their own style.
When deciding on a new kitchen, most of us end up opting for one colour for the cupboards. This keeps things simple and makes it easier when it comes to design. Although, a massive upcoming trend is to combine 2 or more colours in your kitchen. Whether you decide to have the island in blue and the cupboard doors in yellow, the choice is yours.
Nothing needs to match anymore, breaking some well-established rules in design. As well as adding a unique take to your space, it also adds more character and personality.
Who needs handles to open a cupboard? Breaking rules seems to be a huge kitchen trend for 2020, with handleless designs paving the way forward. They offer homeowners a cleaner and more streamlined finish, keeping things simple and easy.
Rather than having a large handle sticking out, people are opting for recessed handles as well as push to open doors. Whilst push opens have been around for a few years, technology has improved dramatically, making them much easier to use.
Design Your Dream Kitchen Today
At iKan Kitchens we work with German manufacturer Kuhlmann Kitchens to create bespoke kitchens to those living around Cumbria and North Lancashire. For more details, please get in contact with us.
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