When it comes to what is truly the heart of the home, you hear a few different opinions depending on who you ask. Maybe for some people, the living room is the heart of their home — where you can gather around with the family and spend time together. For others, it could be a deck or patio that is perfect for enjoying the relaxing weather on a nice summer evening.
However, there is definitely an argument to be made that the kitchen is the true heart of the home. It’s where healthy meals are created that you then spend time eating together around the dining room table as a family. With the right layout, it’s where you can entertain guests, share a drink, and catch up on what’s happened since you last saw them. It’s also an area of the home that can be perfectly designed to fit your needs and lifestyle.
It’s fair to say that the kitchen is an integral part of any home. And as such, it’s important to make sure that it looks good and functions as well as it should.
So, to ensure that your kitchen continues to be the heart of your home — or if you’re in the process of designing a new kitchen — here are some of the top kitchen trends to look for in 2020 that will inspire your new kitchen details!
Minimalist and Modern-Inspired Colors
Minimalistic, modern design is already taking over homes across the world, but here in the U.S., minimalism still has a way to go to become a mainstay in kitchen design.
That being said, the 2020s will certainly be a year in which minimalism hits its stride. So, what exactly defines a minimalist, modern kitchen?
Here are some key details to help you master minimalist with your new kitchen design:
- Neutral, organic, and natural colors and materials
- Simple layout that allows for movement and space throughout
- Lack of ornaments
- Industrial elements
- Simple hardware
Modern kitchen design is all about creating a space that allows you to breathe, cook, and socialize without feeling cramped.
Clean, Functional Features
In-line with the modern, minimalist design we’ll see more of in the coming years, clean, durable and functional features will also be prevalent. Particularly when it comes to kitchen cabinets.
In 2020, cabinets will be placed more towards the forefront of the kitchen’s overall design. Traditional cabinetry is filled with harmful chemicals that may be dangerous or unhealthy to breathe in for the inhabitants of the home.
Today, there are modern kitchen cabinet brands that prioritize creating a healthy home with naturally sourced materials and “clean” ingredients that keep families safe.
For example, here at Puustelli, our kitchen cabinets not only feature the modern Scandinavian design that is growing in popularity here in the States, but they are also free of particle board, laminates, and MDF.
Our philosophy here at Puustelli is that your kitchen should not only look clean but the materials that makeup it should also be clean — cleanly sourced, cleanly made, and clean in design.
To see some examples of our cabinets in action and how they can help transform your kitchen into the space you’ve always wanted, check out our gallery!
And, to get in touch with us, send us a message here or give us a call at 612-405-2227.
A Layout That Flows into Other Spaces
Cramped spaces can really harsh a vibe. Or, in non-millennial lingo, cramped spaces can make for an uncomfortable living experience.
That’s why homeowners are starting to embrace the open-concept design, which can make even smaller homes much more spacious.
Whether it means tearing down a wall to open things up — or creating a space from scratch that allows for a movement from room to room — a kitchen that allows the homeowners to flow in and out promotes a feeling of freedom and accessibility throughout the rest of the home.
Create Spaces That Are Designed By You, and For You
Whether you’re the owner of a design studio or are simply a homeowner looking to improve your home, the most important part about creating a kitchen is to make sure that it is designed for the inhabitants of the home.
So, while these trends can certainly guide the foundations of your kitchen, you have to prioritize what you include in the kitchen based on the lifestyle of those who will use it. Create a list of what you want out of your kitchen and make sure to include those details into the kitchen. The result will be a space that will allow you to thrive for many years to come.
Good luck and happy designing in 2020!