In 2021, the kitchen became one of the most used rooms in the home due to many offices and schools allowing their employees and students to work from home. This made many stop and think about what functionality could be added to their kitchens to best fit their shifts in lifestyles and family needs. This comes as no surprise as renovating the kitchen provides the most return on your investment.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to your kitchen and let the year’s latest trends shine bright this year, read on.
Here are the top kitchen remodeling trends in 2021
Under-cabinet lighting is also trending in the kitchen and for obvious reasons. Adding undermount lighting to cabinets can provide a soft light in the evening instead of the usual bright overhead lighting. It will also give you more visibility to cook, clean, and entertain in your kitchen.
Pro Tip: Use kitchen and dining light fixtures that can be dimmed to a softer tone after the cooking and work are done so that everyone can relax.
Gold hardware. Unlike the bright brass hardware that was popular in the late twentieth century, today’s modern gold hardware is a bit more muted and often has a matte finish. It can be mixed and matched with other metallic finishes such as stainless steel appliances or faucets, or stand alone as the dominant finish.
Dark cabinetry. In recent years, we have seen white and off-white used a lot on kitchen cabinetry. In 2021, its use will still be popular in certain designs such as farmhouse kitchens. However, the use of darker cabinets in the grey, blue, and brown families will be used to add a pop of color on an island, or they can be incorporated throughout.
Open shelves & deep kitchen drawers. Another trend we’ll see in 2021 is using shelves with cabinets to showcase specialty items. Rustic and industrial kitchen designs can benefit from this approach as open shelving in the kitchen provides a convenient location for spices and cookware.
Quartz countertops: Quartz has surpassed granite as a popular kitchen countertop because it is more affordable and just as luxurious. Our Top 4 Kitchen Countertop Materials blog goes into detail on the benefits of quartz compared to granite, soapstone, and marble countertops.
More specifically, light-colored quartz is majorly trending and is currently the most popular style of countertop on the market. Choices like Bianco Calacatta, Arion, and Alabaster White are a few popular choices.