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5 New Kitchen Design Trends for 2021

To help usher in and celebrate the start of 2021, here is a collection of the new and latest kitchen design trends, predicted to be popular by the home design professionals at Houzz.com this year.

1. Kitchen Workstations

Relatively new to the market, kitchen workstations are changing the way people everywhere think about and use their kitchens.

Ideal for any indoor or outdoor kitchen, the deep sink is fitted with tracks that allow for moveable components to fit in place creating a kitchen work station — such as a cutting board, colander, and racks for draining and drying — allowing you to prepare, serve, entertain, and clean up all in one convenient place!

 

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2. Touchless Faucets

Handwashing became an important safety need during 2020 due to Coronavirus, which meant many faucet manufacturers focused on promoting new and state of the art hands-free interactions in the kitchen.

Touchless faucets can make your kitchen or bathroom sink cleaner and easier to use. Since you don’t need to touch a handle or knob, you can turn the water on with a dish in your hand, and you won’t spread germs or bacteria to the other people in your household.

Kohler recently launched a smart faucet with voice-activated technology (pairs with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple Home Kit), which dispenses measured amounts of water at your spoken command. Just say the words to turn the water on, fill containers to a preset level or dispense a specific quantity. In addition to voice control, this touchless faucet includes a motion sensor that turns water on and off with a wave of your hand.

 

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3. Thin Shaker Cabinets

According to Houzz.com research, majority of renovating homeowners who upgrade their kitchen cabinets choose a Shaker door style (61%) for the new cabinetry, with flat-panel (21%) a distant second and raised-panel (18%) the third-most popular.

Although, there are some new variations to the Shaker style, with what’s now commonly referred to as the “skinny,” “slim” or “thin” Shaker. What this means is that the thickly profiled stiles and rails of a traditional Shaker cabinet front are slimmed down to ultrathin profiles, giving an elegant, classic, and modern new design style.

 

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4. Dark Kitchen Countertops

While white has always been a popular choice for many, dark kitchen countertops are fast becoming the new design trend —  in many colors such as jet black, charcoal gray and even dark green, brown and blue.

Dekton’s Laurent slab is extremely captivating, shown below as kitchen countertops, island cladding, and backsplash.

In October, Silestone by Cosentino launched its Loft series, which features shades of charcoal and grays.

5. Sconce Kitchen Lighting

Whether you want to add mood lighting, ambient lighting, or task lighting to your kitchen; sconces are the perfect solution, as they can add some adornment while providing much-needed lighting around a kitchen sink or range.

Swing-arm sconces are exceptionally versatile and since they have adjustable arms, can be hung at virtually any height. They are also a great solution to adding accent lighting to open shelves, to highlight objects on display.

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kimmy kervel

June 24, 2021

This is really helpful for me.

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