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Tips for Designing a Kitchen in 2021


Tips for Designing a Kitchen in 2021

January 19, 2021
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Homeowners are increasingly aware of what they want and do not want from their kitchens as the room's importance grew tenfold this year. And these desires will likely continue far past the pandemic, Forbes says, due to the growing awareness of personal health. When designing a kitchen, retailer Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery says simplicity is ideal for cleaning. Simple slab cabinet doors and uncomplicated hardware, for example, are easy to clean. Ferguson also notes a personalization aspect growing in popularity. More homeowners are choosing bold colors for their cabinetry and blending materials and finishes.

Homeowners are getting more creative and personalized with kitchen design choices, maybe as a result of spending so much more time at home. This shows up in blending finishes and materials. It also shows up in bold color choices – including in large ticket items like appliances and cabinetry. Blue is the hot color for 2021, partly for its versatility but also, as the company notes, “its various hues can help create a calming serene environment.”

Houzz is a large, popular destination for users seeking inspiration and organization for their projects. As its name implies, this site and app focuses on home-related projects, and its trend reports are compiled from surveying homeowners and home services professionals. This is what the company is seeing for the new year:

3. Storage is key! With 2020 being a year of fewer supermarket trips with bigger hauls, having a place to keep these large purchases became even more essential. 

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