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Kitchen Design Trends 2020/2021

Blog by Joe Campbell | October 27th, 2020

If you're thinking about renovating your kitchen, it's good to know what has been trending this past year, as well as what trends are to come in 2021.

As Homes & Gardens explains, this year we've seen a lot of strongly veined marble, the busier the better for unmissable luxury - a trend we have seen in many new builds across Vancouver. 

Photo: Blakes London 

We've also seen a lot of changes in terms of cabinetary and accents. As Homes & Gardens further explains, there has been an increase in sales of glazed cupboards and open shelving, following a growing demand for kitchens designed to have a more ‘curated’ look.

Photo: British Standard 

Another major kitchen trend we saw in 2020 was the resurrangance of wallpaper! 


Photo: Annie Schlechter

If you’re thinking of adding wallpaper to your home but are scared about the permanency, try something a little less permenant! As Country Living explains, there are plenty of peel-and-stick papers in trendy designs that are incredibly easy to install and remove. They suggest opting for a graphic design that mimics the look of tile, a trend we're likely going to see even more of in 2021.

Now in terms of colouring, as you know the all white, clean kitchen has been in style for many years. In 2020 however we saw some changes by home owners dipping their toes in a bit of colour around the home and in the kitchen specifically to bring a little more life into the space. We think this trend will be sticking throughout 2021 as home owners transition to more time at home and therefore crave more cozy and inviting spaces.

Through this past year we also saw an incline when it came to technology in the kitchen. We are seeing more and more sophisticated appliances and think that as we enter 2021, there will be even more technology upgrades built into new kitchen spaces - from taps to refrigerators, lighitng, and so much more.

Photo: In Decor Trends

As In Decor Trends explains, 'this transendence into smart kitchens is an evolutionary aspect of design. In fact, many kitchens today are intelligently built from scratch. For older kitchens, sensors, smart devices, and other devices can be added for the owner’s convenience." If you're thinking of adding upgrades to your kitchen, I'd defintely recommend looking more into smart kitchens and finding out how you can incorporate this innovative new design to your home in the upcoming year.

If you have any questions on how redesigning your kitchen will affect resale value in 2021, let's chat! Contact me at joe@joeampbell.ca