t is a new year and a new set of trends that have been emerging in kitchens around the world to explore.
Taking the latest trends into consideration can not only make your kitchen more than just a room with a stove but also add resale value to your home as a whole.
See for yourself how the design trends of 2021 are focusing on streamlined simplicity, innovation, and the value of personality in the kicthen.
Streamlined kitchen cabinets are one of the biggest trends for 2021.
The rise of the push-to-open mechanism has made way for clean-looking cabinets and drawers, free of knobs and handles. Stripping the cabinetry of elaborate accessories allows other kitchen detailing to take center stage, including the statement pieces we’ll discuss later.
The trend of clean-lined cabinets is all about creating a blank canvas. One that you can fill with colorful details, curated design elements, and accent pieces.
On the heels of the 2021 trend of streamlined and simplistic kitchens, comes another one that aims to clear up extra counter space.
Appliances hog valuable space and often threaten to disrupt the carefully curated aesthetic of the room. This is why the need to conceal and hide the many appliances we use has never been higher.
Concealment of appliances can take a variety of forms, from a fridge hidden behind cabinetry to having a dedicated larder for the coffee maker.
One of the biggest 2021 kitchen trends is to aim for a simplistic and streamlined look enhanced with eye-catching details.
A kitchen is not just a place where you cook anymore. It is now a living space, sometimes a home office, and to make it feel like one every decorative detail has to count.
This is why we’re seeing statement taps take the central stage – tall, shining, with intricate handles and detailing. Glorious, eye-catching pendant lights that give a decorative statement are being favored over timid recessed lighting.
Art pieces, ceramics, coffee table books – all of these are making themselves major players in how we decorated our kitchens in 2021.
Non-conventional range hoods
nnovative kitchen designs have come a long way to finally tackle probably the biggest eyesore of every modern kitchen – range hoods.
Over-head range hoods or extractor fans can significantly impact the visual flow of a kitchen, especially an open-plan one. To avoid that and let other kitchen details shine, in 2021 extractor hoods are being camouflaged in a variety of ways.
Vertical range hoods have now traded their stainless steel look for the disguise of a part of the cabinetry or backsplash.
Even more, designers have been shifting toward a new approach altogether and trying out discreet downdraft extractors. These sit right by the stove and nip the problem of odors right at the bud before they get a chance to spread into the air.
Storage & pantries
Pantries were always something that popped up here and there in the kitchen design scene. A charming echo of the past centuries, busy estates and manors.
Now, kitchen pantries and larders are considered a must-have in a modern kitchen, and for good reason, too. Decluttering and organizing require storage and a ceiling-high pantry has plenty of that to offer.
Having everything in one place also allows for a more efficient cooking experience which is the ultimate goal in our busy, hectic lives.