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Kitchen Trends and Predictions for 2021
The trend in 2021 will be for a more flexible kitchen environment that offers convenience for multi-tasking consumers. This will steer the direction of kitchen design and styling throughout 2021 and beyond.
We will see kitchens in 2021 taking on a combination of finishes, a material mix of textures, from super matt through to textured woods,
Laminate worktops go upmarket with a contemporary square edged worktop
Another development is with Laminate worktops
Top Shape worksurfaces feature a square edged profile which is laminated both sides with the same high quality laminate resulting in the look and feel of quality solid surfaces such as granite but without the price tag.
Its easy to install as it comes with finished edges and reduces the need for on site finishing, its available in 25mm and 40mm depth and in 20 contemporary laminates, matching splashbacks are also available.
Fresh Kitchen Trends for 2021
The Latest Design Trends
for Kitchen Cabinets, Colours, Smart Appliances, Sinks and getting the most value for your kitchen makeover!
Want to update the look of your kitchen? Maybe you’re interested in remodelling your kitchen,
or you’re building a brand new home. Or perhaps you just want to upgrade a few important
details in your existing kitchen décor. If you’re freshening up your kitchen in any form, before
you spend any money, it pays to get informed about the current kitchen design trends for 2021.
We give you some of the up and coming hottest kitchen design trends for 2021.
2021 Kitchen Style Trends
1. Transitional Style Kitchens
A transitional kitchen is one that incorporates elements that are both traditional and contemporary.
Transitional was an important design style for kitchens this year with many homeowners remodeling
their kitchens to reflect this style. We expect to see transitional kitchens remaining popular in 2020.
2. Shaker Style Kitchens
“Shaker style” is a style that fits within the broader transitional style. It is a minimalist look that is more
traditional than modern style, but shares some common characteristics such as clean, simple lines and
an uncluttered appearance.
3. Contemporary Style Kitchens
In 2018, transitional style had a slight edge over contemporary style; however, according to our research
the contemporary style was surging in popularity and was a close second to transitional style in terms of
demand. As 2021 progresses, we expect to continue seeing strong demand for contemporary style kitchens.
4. Traditional Style Kitchens Declining in popularity, but still Important
In many areas of the UK the traditional style has declined in popularity throughout 2020,there are pundits
who have even been so bold as to declare "the traditional style is going out of fashion'
we don't think so, it will always have a roll to play in the UK kitchen market.
On one hand, it would be unlikely for this trend to reverse itself as 2021 progresses. On the other hand, we see
no evidence that the traditional style is dead; quite the contrary. There’s still plenty of demand for it, and demand
is unlikely to completely disappear during this decade. We’ve come to this conclusion since we’re aware of many
older homes that were built in the traditional style. We have to wonder, when owners of these older homes are in
the market for upgrades, are they all going to bulldoze and build new contemporary style homes? We think this is
unlikely. Surely some of them will choose to have a traditional makeover l instead.
If you’re a homeowner in search of style trend ideas for remodelling your own old home, here’s something crucial to
be aware of: It’s more important for your home’s design to be harmonious than it is for your home to be upgraded
with all the latest trends. For example, if you’re renovating an 1880s farmhouse, it doesn’t make any sense to remodel
it with ultra-contemporary furnishings. It’s totally acceptable, and even desirable, for you to embrace the traditional style
or the home’s new look.
It’s worth noting that multiple prominent manufacturers of kitchen taps and fixtures have released new product offerings in the traditional category within the last year. This is an indication of how much demand does still exist for kitchen elements in the traditional style. It takes a significant amount of demand to justify the design and product development costs for new offerings such as these.
Demand for traditional style kitchen fixtures is driven in part by homeowners refurbing older traditional style homes. No matter what the current trends are, the style of a home still dictates what its furnishings should look like to a significant degree.
5. Farmhouse Kitchens
Farmhouse style isn’t anything new, but for 2021 it’s the au courant take on country style
6. Gourmet Kitchens
Many homeowners want to stock their kitchens with all the amenities it takes to cook healthy, delicious gourmet meals. Those who are remodelling their kitchens are making space in both their floor plans and their budgets for these amenities.
7. Home Offices, Docking Stations, connectivity and Work Stations in the Kitchen
In 2019, our research indicated that desk or home office space has been created in a majority of new kitchens being designed
This space is also likely to include a docking station for recharging mobile devices.
8. The Decline of the Traditional Kitchen Table
When re-vamping older kitchens in 2020, many homeowners will continue to replace their kitchen tables
with other choices such as kitchen islands or additional worktop space.
Among those who are choosing to keep tables in their kitchens, pub tables, tall gathering tables and worktop height tables are trendy choices for 2021.
These tables are characterized by their height; they are typically 900mm to 1 mtr tall, which is taller than the standard kitchen table height of 750mm.
9. Open Floor Plans
Open floor plans aren’t new by any means; this is a mature trend that is still current for 2021.
Kitchen Colour Trends for 2021
1. Grey Kitchens — Grey will still be the most popular colour for virtually every room in the home in 2021,
but it’s an especially popular choice for decorating the kitchen
Dust Grey, Light Grey and Stone Grey are the most popular in gloss and super matt..
2. White Kitchens — White is still currently a very popular colour for kitchens, particularly for kitchen cabinets this
will continue into 2020
with super matt white increasing in popularity Other popular kitchen elements include white kitchen glass or acrylic splashbacks and white appliances.
3. Blue Kitchens — A range of blues are currently popular in 2020, and they’re all workable for use in decorating
the kitchen. Navy blue and lighter blues like Fjord Blue or Duck egg Blue pair beautifully with white, grey or other
colours to complete the look.
4. Black Kitchens — Back in Black! Graphite matt black is popping up in many kitchens, and many manufacturers
are banking on black to be a noteworthy colour for kitchens in 2021.
Since an all black kitchen would be dark and overwhelming, it’s ideal to pair the black with another lighter colour,
perhaps white, a pale shade of grey or a light greyish blue.
5. Colour Blocked Kitchens — Two-tone and colour blocked kitchens were trendy in 2020, and we expect to
see them remain popular in 2021 as well.
Kitchen Cabinet Trends for 2021
1. Shaker Style Kitchen Cabinets — Shaker style cabinets are characterized by their simplicity.
They are noteworthy for their lack of ostentation.
For those who want wooden cabinets, the Shaker style can be a great way to showcase the natural beauty of
the wood. For those who prefer the clean look of a white painted cabinet, Shaker style cabinets are also a top
choice. Either way, these cabinets tend to have simple recessed centres, and they are noteworthy for their lack
of ornate mouldings.
2. Frameless &True Handle less European-Style Kitchen Cabinets — This type of cabinetry is characterized
by its lack of frame and easy accessibility, also true handle less kitchens with rail handles cut into the cabinets
and flat panel doors fixed in place.
3. Pullouts and Rollouts for Kitchen Cabinets — Decluttering is a hot trend in 2020. If you want to declutter t
he kitchen, pullouts give you options for getting organized and maintaining a clean, uncluttered look.
One example: In the past, you might have stored your kitchen knives in a butcher’s block knife organizer
on the kitchen counter. In 2021, you can opt for a butcher’s block knife organizer that’s built into a pull-out
for your kitchen cabinet, so it’s no longer cluttering up your worktops..
4. The Addition of Lazy Susan's in the Cabinets — It makes sense to install lazy susan's in your kitchen cabinets
to help you organize and find things in hard-to-reach places.
5. Open Shelving — Open shelving has its advantages; it eliminates the “out of sight, out of mind” phenomenon.
Storing your treasures in the open can save you time because you won’t need to hunt around for things hidden
behind closed doors.
We think this trend has its downsides, too. This is a trend for people who are consistently able to keep up with t
he dusting and straightening up around their places. If that isn’t you, think twice before abandoning the safety
of your cabinet doors.
Soft close drawers and doors are now becoming standard across even kitchens at the cheaper end of the market,
bespoke colour coordinated made to measure units are also available on our premium range of kitchens.
Trendy Smart Kitchen Appliances for 2021
New Wi-Fi smart appliances will come to the fore in 2021
1. Cooktop and Wall Oven Combinations — Homeowners and home builders are embracing the wall oven in
increasing numbers, as evidenced by the growth of this sector of the appliance market.
2. The Decline of Freestanding Stoves — Freestanding stoves have been hugely popular in the past, and they
remain so in 2020. However, their market share is declining.
3. The Decline of the Side by Side Refrigerator-Freezer — While this is the most popular refrigerator / freezer
configuration, it has been declining in market share in the recent past.
4. Freezer-on-Bottom Refrigerators — The new up-and-coming trend in refrigerators is the freezer-on-bottom
configuration. While this configuration commands a minority of total sales, the sales volume is growing.
5. Wine Refrigerators — Wine is trendy right now, and wine refrigerators are a tangible reflection of this trend.
Wine cellars are currently popular with affluent homeowners who have sizeable wine collections, but an entire
wine cellar isn’t necessary for the majority of homeowners. For homeowners who don’t hoard large quantities
of wine, a wine refrigerator in the kitchen typically offers sufficient storage space. Most have sufficient capacity
to store enough wine to satisfy casual drinkers who enjoy a bottle with dinner on occasion.
6,. Steam Ovens — It isn’t unusual for food trends and kitchen trends to converge. The steam oven’s rise in
popularity coincides with the recent trends for consuming locally grown organic vegetables and produce.
Steam ovens are appealing to homeowners who frequently prepare rice, steamed vegetables, fish or other
moist dishes. For most chefs, a steam oven isn’t an acceptable substitute for a conventional oven. It isn’t an
option for dishes that need to be crispy or dry.
7. Double Appliances — There are homeowners who are installing multiples of the same type of appliance i
n their kitchens. For example, some homeowners are installing double dishwashers in their kitchens.
As noted above, some also have wine refrigerators in addition to ordinary refrigerators, or steam ovens
in addition to conventional ovens.
8,. Smart Appliances — Imagine you look at your phone to check your latest text message. The text is from
your oven. It wanted to let you know that it has just finished cooking your dinner. That could happen to you
in 2020 if you decide to purchase a smart oven that’s wired with the capability to text, tweet on Twitter and
perform other similar communication tasks.Smart homes, in general, are predicted to gain traction in 2020.
Kitchen Worktops for 2021
1, Ultra slim laminate worktops (12.5mm thick) are the new worktop style for 2020
Stylish, modern, cost effective and quick to install, Extra slim contemporary laminate
worktops are a versatile and sophisticated option for kitchens, bathrooms and utility areas.
2. Granite worktops Still Going Strong for 2021 — Those of you who follow trends are aware that
granite worktops have been popular for what seems like ages now. Some of the trendiest trendsetters
have moved away from granite worktops, but the home building and home buying markets as a whole
are still embracing them. As of mid 2016 granite was gaining in popularity for kitchen worktops, at the
expense of laminates and solid surfacing. Even if this trend does happen to slow as 2020 unfolds, it’s
a given that there’ll still be plenty of demand for granite in the kitchen.
3. Quartz Kitchen Worktops — While quartz has a small percentage of the total overall market share
for kitchen worktops, the demand for quartz counters is growing. This is definitely a trend to watch for
2020 and the years ahead.
4. Butcher Block Countertops — Wood countertops command a significantly smaller percentage o
f market share than their natural stone counterparts, but interest in them is currently increasing.
Best Kitchen Sinks for 2021
1. Trough Sinks — A long trough style sink could be just the right look for those whose kitchens incorporate
an industrial aesthetic.
2. Granite Kitchen Sinks — Sales of granite and stone kitchen sinks are increasing at a more rapid rate than
sales of any other type of sink material. It’s worth noting that a lot are being used in the construction of new
homes. We interpret this to mean that strong sales of granite sinks in 2021 is likely to result in a proliferation
of new homes on the market featuring granite sinks in 2020. A few years back you could only get black granite
sinks but now White, Sandstone, Light Grey, Anthracite and champagne colours are now available.
3, Coloured stainless steel sinks - Yes you can even colour co-ordinate your kitchen sink to the rest of your
kitchen, a full range of colours are available.
4. Single Basin Kitchen Sinks — In 2021, we have witnessing a comeback in demand for the single basin kitchen sink. installations for this style of sink have been steadily increasing over the past decade, having climbed to 25% of the market
up from 5% in 2010.
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