The kitchen is undoubtedly the heart of every home, and where most of our time, energy and money is spent when renovating the home. Being the central hub and centrepiece of the home, it’s vital that the aesthetic of the kitchen, as well as the functionality of the space is carefully considered to suit all users.
In 2020 we will see design boundaries continue to be pushed, as bolder choices are included in Melbourne kitchens. Therefore, to ensure your kitchen design is on trend, today and into the future take note of our top five kitchen inclusions of 2020.
White kitchens will always be a timeless choice however, last year we saw more and more kitchens introducing statement colours, and we shouldn’t expect anything less in 2020. Nothing will be off limits from pastel pinks, spearmint and bright blues to darker, moodier palettes such as black, dark olive greens and navy, including Pantones 2020 colour of the year ‘Classic Blue’ as seen in our Prahran kitchen. If you’re opting for a darker palette in your kitchen this year, be sure to include an abundance of natural light throughout the space to balance the moody tones.
We will see colour being introduced in a number of ways throughout the kitchen, from contrasting cabinetry colours and benchtop to bold patterned tiled splashbacks. When including a tile splashback in your kitchen renovation don’t be afraid to install tiles all the way to the ceiling to add a designer touch to your space.
Expect to see more dramatic, edgier stone kitchen bench tops this year. White marble and marble-look stone will remain popular as well as the introduction of darker, grey-based marbles with strong detailed veins.
When weighing up your stone options, while natural marble will never go out of style, engineered quartz, aka engineered stone is also a popular choice – a lot more affordable and less prone to stains, whilst still adding an element of luxury to the space. Perfect for those red wine drinkers out there!
2020 is the year to experiment with cabinetry finishes, particularly handles. Don’t overlook selecting unique or eye-catching handles or knobs for your kitchen. The options are endless, however popular choices continue to be pulls and knobs in brass, leather and even rattan. Brass in particular is a firm favourite with its ability to add instant warmth and charm to any kitchen space.
The finishing touches in your kitchen can really take a simple kitchen to the next level and give your space real design flair, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
Large islands will continue to take pride of place in 2020 kitchen renovations and beyond, with the prominent trend of islands acting as a central hub of activity from dining to entertaining and socialising. Fit with plenty of clever storage solutions, as well as overhang to accommodate seating.
When it comes to the look of your island waterfall ends continues to be a luxury trend that will be a centrepiece in any kitchen, timber legs, curved stone edges or interesting angles are other island details that will continue to make their way into the island design. Use your island bench as an opportunity to make a statement in your kitchen design, rather than simply being utilised as a prep station.
In the past there was a greater focus on concealing our appliances and creating a more streamlined approach in the kitchen. Whilst the look still remains popular in 2020, you will start to see a shift towards statement appliances such as freestanding ovens and butler’s sinks in both classic and contemporary style renovations, as well as large decorative rangehoods.
Book in a FREE in-home consultation with one of our award-winning designers to find out how you can use the latest kitchen trends in your renovation and kickstart your renovation goals today.