A start of the year is the perfect opportunity to see whether your kitchen is ready for a renovation, update or complete overhaul so now is an ideal time to look at the kitchen styles that will be top of our lists for 2020.

Kitchen Trends

With the festive season over, your kitchen is probably sighing with relief after copious amounts of turkey dishes, sweet treats, baking dramas and family feasts.

A start of the year is the perfect opportunity to see whether your kitchen is ready for a renovation, update or complete overhaul so now is an ideal time to look at the kitchen styles that will be top of our lists for 2020.

Some common factors unite all designs for 2020, and these are for calm, functional spaces that represent the aesthetics seen throughout the home. When it comes to costs, kitchens can account for the most significant chunk of home decorating budgets, and with so many styles to choose from, consumers are spoilt for choice for ideas this year. Start with the key elements you want in your kitchen and remember that taking time at this stage will help prevent expensive or frustrating layout problems in the future.


Modern Kitchens

Think clean, chic and uncluttered. Clean lines across doors and worktops will be a crucial element for modern kitchens, and use of metallic finishes for ironmongery, taps and sinks will be top of the list along with feature lighting. Save the detail for accessories and think storage solutions as cluttered worktops do not lend themselves well to modern kitchens.


Retro Kitchen

Retro kitchens are inspired by some of the iconic architecture and design movements that we see in our everyday lives. One of these elements can be seen in the resurgence of Metro tiles, the large oblong shapes that you can see on the London Underground.

Keeping palettes plain and adding accessories that nod at retro styles keeps the 2020 kitchen fresh while combining with dark or black cabinets provide that monochrome look that conjures up the retro diner feel.


Traditional

We have come a long way from the standard white or cream kitchens of yesteryear. While classic styling remains popular, the use of new materials means its never been easier to update a traditional kitchen with a bold new look.

Paints have evolved to provide a consistent finish over metal, brick, plaster, wood and melanine surfaces, so rather than being restricted to adding colour to one surface it is now easier to add block colour throughout your kitchen and create bold new looks.


Reclaimed & Sustainable Kitchen

There are two mindsets when it comes to sustainable options for kitchens. The first is to reinvent current kitchens with either door updates or sourcing worktops from sustainable materials. The second is to source a new kitchen purely from reclaimed materials which has leant itself well to a resurgence in freestanding kitchens. With homeowners increasingly aware of the impact on the wider environment, many elements such as solid marble, wood and stone, (unless reclaimed), would fall outside of this remit.

Our Ultimate Timber and Ultimate Tones collection recreate these natural looks without the drain on natures precious resources.


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