Every year, interior designers, homeowners, and builders discover new, innovative ways to decorate their homes. 2020 was no different. The year is coming to a close, but you still have some time to make some last-minute home upgrades before the new year.
Don’t worry – these trends should last well into 2021 – and maybe even for years. You don’t have to make changes to your home every single year – in fact, you can save much of your time and effort by choosing appliances, furnishings, and upgrades that are durable and long-lasting.
We’ll go over five of the best home design trends that will modernize your kitchen for years to come.
Kitchen Island with Storage
Are you struggling to find a place to put everything in your kitchen? The kitchen should be a place where you can cook comfortably. You shouldn’t have to worry about navigating around dishes, cutting boards, cleaning supplies, and other items while you’re preparing your delicious meal.
So, to clean up your kitchen fast, invest in a kitchen island with storage. Depending on the size of your island, one of the most convenient ways to use the storage is for pots and pans. This way, when you’re ready to cook, you can just lean down and find everything you need without having to move around or remember where you put everything.
Range Hood Insert
We’re staying in the kitchen for this second home design trend, too.
A worthwhile investment for your home is a professional-quality range hood insert. With an insert, your custom cabinetry will not only be for the show. Now, you’ll have a fan that can improve your indoor air quality by venting out all that pesky smoke in just minutes.
Residential range hood inserts come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 28” wide to 58” wide. The larger your kitchen range, the larger size of insert you’ll need.
One of the best qualities about inserts is that no matter their size, they are concealed behind the custom hood in your kitchen. This year, many homeowners have been trying out the minimalist look – and an insert is the perfect way to complement that style.
It seems like every year, a new countertop makes its way to the top home design trends list. But it’s clear marble is here to stay. It’s a beautiful, modern, and high-end addition to your kitchen – and it’s especially popular in kitchens with white or gray as their neutral colors.
When the colors of your countertop match the walls, this makes for a clean, crisp look that you and your guests will love.
Speaking of modern additions to your home, a stone fireplace is a beautiful statement piece for your family room. Not to mention that it will keep everyone nice and warm as we inch closer to the winter months.
When the holiday season starts, the fireplace is a great place to decorate to give your home some holiday spirit. Grab some tea or hot cocoa and enjoy some cozy time indoors with friends and family.
Open Living Rooms and Kitchens
In your living room and kitchen, most homes today feature an open concept design. That means there are no enclosed spaces or large walls. Instead, you’ll often see homes where the entryway connects directly to the family room and the family room connects to the kitchen. This makes it easier to get around. Not only that, but you can also enjoy your company while you’re in the kitchen doing dishes and your friend is reading a book on the couch.
If you want to open up your kitchen or living room space, this is a bigger project that you may want to start in the spring or summer. But it’s well worth the time and effort to build a spacious, comfortable home. You have countless design styles to choose from, including the farmhouse, bohemian, traditional, and colonial.
Check out Pinterest for some inspiration or consult an interior designer!
That wraps up our five best home design trends for 2020. Hopefully, you found a trend that you can try out in your own home. If none of these work for you, be sure to talk to friends and family and ask them about how they’ve tackled their home renovation project. Thanks for reading!
Author Bio: Eric Mellmer is the Content Marketing Manager at Proline Range Hoods. Among other things, he writes for the Proline blog and manages guest posting there as well.