If you’ve been dreaming of a kitchen refresh, a new decade is a great time to make your dreams come true! We’ve been working with homeowners in the Treasure Valley for over 40 years, and we have consistently been recognized as Remodeler of the Year by the National Association of Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) Idaho chapter. We love working with homeowners in Boise and Eagle helping them design a kitchen that is both beautiful and useful for their daily lives.
Whether you’ve just bought a home, you’re transitioning to an empty nest, or you’re trying to accommodate a growing family, we know that the kitchen functions as the heart of your home. And we know that you want to love everything about this room. That’s why we work carefully with you to design a kitchen that lasts for many years to come.
Natural trends rule at the start of this new decade, with a nod toward wood accents, earth tones, and tons of texture. Eco-friendly designs marry with tech in 2020 for a perfect blend of practicality and functionality. Smart appliances pair well with reclaimed cabinets or raw-edge wood shelving, blending old and new in a natural way.
Cabinet Trends for 2020
While white kitchens continue to remain popular, blue accent cabinets, whether on an island or on the bottom base of cabinets, are starting to become increasingly popular. The Pantone color of the year is Classic Blue, a color that is supposed to inspire calm, confidence, and connection. Other trending blues run the gamut from Behr’s grey-blue Watery to its deep Navy Blue. The current collection of popular blue hues pair beautifully with a gray and white color scheme, while adding a deeper element that brings into the kitchen the serenity of a quiet Idaho desert night.
If you’ve thought of open shelving, but have been hesitant that it would expose too much clutter, we can work with you on your kitchen plan to increase kitchen storage elsewhere so that you can enjoy the architectural beauty of open shelving. No longer limited to plain old shelves, today’s open shelving embraces chunky wood, glass, marble, or mixed metal finishes. Done correctly, open shelving can open up a small kitchen without knocking down walls.
Kitchen Countertop Trends for 2020
Homeowners continue to move away from the granite countertop popularity of the last decade. According to Houzz.com, only a third of kitchen remodels in 2019 included granite countertops. Homeowners are beginning to choose more versatile, low-maintenance materials like quartz. Engineered quartz has also been consistently rising in popularity, as well as porcelain and quartzite. And while engineered quartz is similar in price to granite, it’s strength makes it a fantastic choice for a kitchen counter.
Butcher block continues to gain in popularity for kitchen islands, but still remains less popular for the entire kitchen. It is virtually maintenance free, and just requires an occasional application of mineral oil. Bringing in wooden countertops also creates that warmth and natural accents that kitchens in 2020 are moving toward. Furthermore, wooden countertops are eco-friendly since they’re from a renewable building source.
Appliance Trends for 2020
Stainless steel appliances continue to remain the most popular choices for ovens, refrigerators, microwaves, and dishwashers. However, there are more choices than ever before, allowing a homeowner to customize a kitchen to their own specifications. GE is now offering appliances with a matte black or white finish, and other brands are launch appliances that can match any color a homeowner wants. Do you have a favorite tile or even sweater that you want to plan your kitchen around? You may be able to purchase your appliances in that exact color.
If you don’t like the look of appliances at all, you can opt for appliances with matching panels that seamlessly blend in with your cabinetry. This reduces visual clutter, and allows the eye to move over surfaces with continuity. In a small kitchen, this can create the illusion of size, and can help produce that feeling of openness that is so popular in 2020 flooring plans.
Hardware and Light Trends for 2020
One of the biggest remodeling trends for 2020 is affordability, with homeowners keeping an eye on small projects that produce a huge effect. Hardware and lights fall into this category, with just a small change that can shift the whole energy in a kitchen. A kitchen that has a sink matching the handles matching the pulls matching the light fixtures now looks a bit dated. Try mixing matte black with gold or brass. Mixing the metals is a low-key way to try out a new style.
Lights can also have a huge impact on the design of a kitchen. Swapping out an old, dated chandelier for some new pendant lights can dramatically change the play of lights bouncing around your kitchen, all without knocking down a wall or painting the cabinets. Kitchens are increasingly being built around light fixtures that could double as works of art, and that offer a gorgeous statement piece for the center of the home.
Storage Trends for 2020
The minimalist style popularized by Marie Kondo and similar home gurus is not going away any time soon. A key part of having a place for everything in your kitchen is, well, having a place for everything. If your kitchen lacks storage for every panini grill, toaster, espresso maker, food processor, or small kitchen appliance you can’t bear to part with, let us help you create more storage and reduce your counter clutter.
Cabinets with clever pull out drawers, drawers just large enough to perfectly fit all of your spices, or cabinets with just enough room to store your pots and pans can all help you use your available space. Our designers can work with you to design a kitchen remodel that takes your real life into account, as well as recognizing your personal design aesthetic. Your kitchen should meet your needs, and not the needs of a previous homeowner.