6 Kitchen Remodel Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore in 2020

by | Jan 6, 2020 | Kitchen Design

This new year will be especially transformative when it comes to home design since it marks the start of a whole new decade. 

In 2019, traditional kitchen designs with subtle hints of art deco and antique patterns ruled. In the new year, expect a unique mix of natural, understated kitchen design and dynamic, stand-out details.

Here are a few of our favorite kitchen trends for 2020:

1. Statement Sinks

Statement Sink with Copper sink and dark gray countertop

Detail and craftsmanship will be key home design trends as we enter this new decade. In kitchens, stand-out sinks are the perfect way to incorporate unexpected or ornate details.

Of all the kitchen remodel trends coming in 2020, this is one of the simplest to integrate into your home. It’s relatively easy to change your kitchen sink without remodeling your entire space. Plus, choosing simple, understated cabinets and countertops will really let your gorgeous, unique sink take center stage. 

Here are a few statement sink ideas to think about:

  • Metal sinks (gold, copper, stainless steel, brass, etc.)
  • Apron-front soapstone sinks
  • Double kitchen sinks
  • Integrated sinks and countertops
  • Bamboo or teak sinks

2. Matching Slab Backsplash and Countertops

Matching Slab Backsplash and Countertop with Wood Drawers

The backsplash is an important design element in any kitchen. Since it’s near eye-level and sits right next to so many other materials in your kitchen, it needs to complement and enhance your overall design.

Fresh, solid basics will be at the heart of new kitchens in 2020. Matching your slab backsplash to your countertops looks fresh and dynamic. And it takes the guesswork out of trying to coordinate your backsplash to your countertops, walls, hardware, sink, appliances, and cabinets all at the same time.

This trend looks great with just about any type of slab you choose for your countertops, including marble, quartz, granite, concrete, or soapstone. If you want your cabinets to stand out, opt for a clean white or gray slab. If you want your countertops and backsplash to take the lead, consider a textured marble or quartz slab.

3. Integrated Technology

Contemporary Portland kitchen with stainless steel appliances and brick backsplash

From dishwashers that dry your dishes to AI that detects leaks in your plumbing, one of the biggest kitchen trends for 2020 is an integrated technology that does your work for you!

High-tech kitchens are here to stay. Not only do these new smart appliances and gadgets help make cooking and cleaning easier, but some of them (like smart ovens that you can preheat and turn off with an app on your phone) can even save you money and help keep your home and family safe.

4. Warm, Natural Wood

Traditional Wood Kitchen remodel

While high-tech gadgets and smart storage will be big in the upcoming 20s, kitchen cabinet trends are going back to basics with natural wood and soft warm tones. From rustic farmhouse shelving to more traditional dark wood cabinets, the natural look is back in a big way.

Wood cabinets are simple and elegant, but there are many other ways you can incorporate a natural aesthetic into your kitchen style. Here are some ideas:

  • Butcher block countertops
  • Rustic metal details
  • Big windows or skylights to maximize natural light
  • Stone backsplash
  • Indoor plants
  • Bamboo flooring

5. Lots of Texture

Kitchen Remodel with Texture and Blue Cabinet and Marble White Island and bay Window

There’s no doubt that crisp, clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic have dominated home design in the last few years, but it looks like texture is making a comeback. In fact, texture (and lots of it) is one of the biggest kitchen remodel trends to look out for in the coming year.

There are nearly endless different ways to integrate texture into your kitchen remodel. Go big and opt for a slate backsplash, knotted wood cabinets, and textured quartz countertops. Or keep it subtle by adding a glaze to your cabinets and including detailed hardware. No matter what styles and materials you love, incorporating some texture into your design is a great way to add dimension and intrigue to your space.

6. Ceiling Details

Brick Ceiling in Home Kitchen Remodel

The ceiling tends to be one of the most ignored surfaces in almost every room, but who says you can’t have an eye-catching ceiling? Just like an elegant hat completes a winter outfit, your ceiling completes your kitchen’s look. Detailed kitchen ceilings are in for 2020!

Adding design details to the ceiling can create dimension and contribute to your kitchen’s overall aesthetic. You might choose:

  • Cozy exposed beams or brick
  • Intricate pendant lighting
  • Elegant patterned wallpaper
  • Bold paint colors

Are you remodeling your kitchen in 2020? Looking to incorporate these or other trends into your space?

At L. Evans Design Group, we know how to strike the right balance between exciting new trends and timeless design solutions. With our team of experienced, knowledgeable, and up-to-the-minute design professionals, we can help you incorporate your favorite kitchen design trends, color schemes, patterns, and textures to create a beautiful space you love.

If you have questions about our process or you’d like to set up a consultation, call us at (971) 404-1241 or contact us online. We can’t wait to discuss your project with you!

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