We’re officially in a new decade, and that has many of us ready for a fresh start. As they say, out with the old, in with the new — or in other words, new year, new kitchen! You may even have your renovation project plan mapped out already as part of your New Year’s Resolution. You go, goal-getter! As you design your own kitchen, keep in mind some of the top kitchen trends of 2020. From copper to quartzite, there are so many ways to incorporate the year’s most trending features into your new kitchen.
1.Mix And Match Metals
The old school mentality was that all of the metals in a room had to match. Not only was that super frustrating, but frankly, it was also kind of boring. Why can’t you have polished chrome knobs and pulls on your kitchen cabinets and a copper kitchen sink? Current trends says you can! This year, it’s all about mixing and matching metals in the kitchen.
2. Vinyl Plank Flooring
When you design your own kitchen, deciding on what type of flooring to use is a huge part of your renovation project plan. The kitchen is notoriously a high traffic area in the home, so you want to make sure your choice not only looks great but is super durable. One material that is rising in popularity is vinyl plank flooring. Homeowners love this flooring option because it is budget friendly plus 100% water resistant and offers a commercial grade wear layer. Vinyl plank flooring can also mimic the appearance of a wide range of flooring materials including genuine hardwood, cement, and stone.
3. Apron Front Metal Sinks
Sinks come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but one style that is really trending right now is the apron front or farmhouse sink. An apron front sink is distinctly different than other sinks, because its front-facing side is completely exposed. If you’re on the Modern Farmhouse trend, you’ll love the look of this rustic sink in your kitchen — especially in a stainless steel or copper finish!
4. Quartzite Countertops
In 2020, homeowners are loving quartzite countertops. Originating from sandstone, quartzite is a metamorphic rock. This natural stone features unique swirls of white and grey — two tones that are trending in kitchens right now. Quartzite is hard and durable, but like most natural materials, it needs to occasionally be sealed to protect its surface from stains.
5. Hints Of Color
This year, expect to see hints of color in unexpected places. The personalization possibilities have really skyrocketed, and homeowners can now add their favorite hue to their kitchen island, ranges and even small appliances. Check out the custom color tool from The RTA Store to see the different colors available for your cabinetry.
6. Two Tone Cabinets
Because it has become so easy to incorporate different colors, there’s really no reason why your kitchen can’t feature multiple hues. This look is right on point for 2020! The easiest way to check this trend off your list is to go with one color for your base cabinets and another for your wall cabinets. Opt for darker cabinets on the bottom and lighter on top to make the room feel larger and your ceilings higher.
7. Marble Backsplash Tile
Since white and grey are both popular kitchen colors right now, it’s no surprise that marble backsplashes are also trending. Like quartzite, marble is a natural material, so it offers beautiful variations in tone. It is also incredibly durable and resistant to water, but it does need to be routinely sealed to avoid stains as well. Maintain your marble and it should love you back for years to come!
At The RTA Store, we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (ready to assemble) and pre-assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, home office, home bar, or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call, and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design service.