Every year brings change, and with it, a slew of innovative ideas to spice up your kitchen renovation. From innovative appliances to daring displays, there are many looks and trends to choose from. And the good news is, it doesn’t have to break the bank!
If you want to remain on-trend without blowing your savings, here are some of the top trends and innovations for kitchens this year.
5 Latest Kitchen Trends 2021 You Should Know
1. Wood Finish
Wood is a look that never goes out of style, though it has certainly been less common in kitchens in recent years. The fact is there are plenty of reasons why wood is an excellent addition to any kitchen. To start with, it’s durable. Wood cabinets and flooring is known to last for a long time.
Wood looks great – it is timeless, classic, and as beautiful as you make it. It can be customized – molded, shaped, and painted to any color or design scheme. It is affordable to install, particularly when compared with metal, and wood is low maintenance.
Also, there is so much variety available – different grain, appearance, cost, and so on. Choose darker wood to make the kitchen look more formal and sophisticated, and lighter wood to make space airier.
2. In Living Color
The kitchen is the perfect backdrop if you want to go big with color. And you can do this in various ways, allowing you to find the perfect balance. From your flooring to your appliances, blinds, and curtains, to your cabinets and tiles. Go bright and bold if you like, or simply mix up some pastels.
Great colors for the kitchen include white, grey, yellow, green, and blue – all of which are found to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Essentially, the color you choose is down to personal choice – but don’t be afraid to be bold in 2021!
3. Island Life
A growing trend to watch for this year is double islands. If you have a large, open-plan kitchen, double islands are a great way to use the extra space you have.
It’s also an opportunity to create more efficient cooking or working spaces where you have extra counter space to prepare, as well as a handy sink nearby for ease of use.
You can take your double island to the next level with bold finishes and there are a variety of colors and designs to choose from; such as gold for your taps! Metallics, in general, are gaining steam in the kitchen renovation industry as well – and of course, when they’re added to a marble island top, they look incredible.
If you want to take your kitchen to the next level in terms of sleek and stylish, consider handle-free designs. Traditional doors and cabinets not only break the visual flow of the room, but they can also take up valuable space.
By using handle-free designs, you don’t have to worry. Cabinets that you push to open and closer provides your kitchen with a free-flowing design that makes multitasking a breeze. If that doesn’t suit your needs, you could instead consider recessed handles.
And streamlining isn’t just about your handles. Keeping your appliances hidden in drawers is another IN for 2021 kitchens. Although some Aussies have been doing this for decades, there are still plenty who store their toaster, kettle, and coffee machine on the bench.
It’s a space waster. This year, ergonomic kitchens are becoming more mainstream than ever – so get on board!
5. Task Lighting
Updating your lighting is a great way to increase your home’s value and enhance the use of your kitchen! Particularly if you consider task lighting. Well-placed lights over the top of your bench or island provide a highlighted space where you can cook up a feast with more ease and precision than ever before.
Whether you have task lighting that hits your chopping board space or that highlights your recipe book rack, it will enhance the overall look of your kitchen easily, and affordably. Over the counter, you could consider strip lights or LED pucks – both of which are available as battery-operated if you don’t want to make major installation changes.
For your island, decorative pendant lights are all the rage this year and there are plenty of design options to choose from. Just remember, when you’re changing your electrical lighting, you may need a professional to assist.