10 Kitchen Design Ideas That Will Breathe New Life into Your Space

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In this time of social distancing, homeowners are spending more time in their homes – and kitchens – than ever. If spending time in your kitchen has revealed that it’s time for a revamp, here are 10 kitchen design ideas that will breathe new life into your space. 

1) Large tile backsplash

Popularly seen in many kitchens is a tile backsplash. While this feature is practical, why not mix it up with new, large tiles? It’s an interesting and unique way to breathe new life into your kitchen. Because this isn’t a major project, it’s a simple way to refresh your kitchen without breaking the bank. 

2) Natural textures and tones

Stained and painted woods are on the rise for 2020 kitchen trends. However, lots of homeowners are leaving the materials in their natural state or adding an exposed rock look to their kitchens to make them feel more earthy. Many are adding kitchen islands, or just the topper, with pretty, grainy wood. Brown wooden shelves that appear original to the home would also make a great addition. 

3) Floor-to-ceiling storage

Floor-to-ceiling storage is a great way to mix up the look of your kitchen while adding functionality. You’re able to effortlessly hide bulky pots and pans, oversized serving platters and many other miscellaneous items. You may want to consider adding sweeping dark wood cabinets that contrast against a lighter kitchen theme. 

4) Waterfall islands

Waterfall islands are a luxury trend that’s sure to serve as an easy upgrade to your kitchen. They flow seamlessly from the top of the counter and over all the sides to the floor. They tend to blend all surfaces of your kitchen in a new and trendy way. 

5) Hidden kitchen appliances

If you’re over stainless steel facades, try hiding your kitchen appliances with fronts that mimic your cabinetry. Refrigerators and dishwashers disappear when clad to match your cabinets. Many homeowners are even getting their massive oven hoods in on the action and hiding them from view!

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6) Standout sinks

While some are looking to hide their appliances, other trends encourage you to make them stand out. A stand-out, apron-front sink is sure to make your farmhouse kitchen go from outdated to on-point. 

7) Open shelving

Open shelving in your kitchen is a unique way to showcase your treasures whether it be kitchenware, antique or other china treasures. See-through storage means everything is easy to find! 

8) Statement floors

Rugs aren’t practical for a heavy use area like kitchens. Not to mention, spills happen often here, and rugs aren’t as easy to clean! If you’re craving a statement piece in your kitchen, statement floors are the optimal way to get it done. 

9) Pretty pantries

If you’re one of the lucky ones that have a pantry, a 2020 home trend is to give that pantry a makeover and have it be a room where you show off your organizational skills and stockpile of nonperishables. Some owners are even removing the doors and adding a refurbished and brightly painted screened-in porch door so you really can’t miss the room!

10) Black appliances

Black appliances are making an appearance in trendy kitchens across the globe. Stainless steel has its merits, but in smaller kitchens the silver can quickly dominate the space. Appliance manufacturers like GE, Samsung and Whirlpool have noticed this and began introducing refrigerators, stoves and microwaves in sleek and sophisticated shades of black and slate. 

If you’re in the Southwest Florida area and are looking for a contractor that’s going to go above and beyond the call of duty for your remodeling project, contact Varian Construction at (239) 514-0103. Varian Construction is a 30-year-old, owner-operated company that takes pride in their projects all while alleviating the stress on the homeowner.