Kitchen Remodeling Trends are always at the forefront of our designers mind when we meet with homeowners looking to renovate their kitchen or bath in Denver
What does the new year hold for design trends? Houzz.com recently predicted ten trends that it expects for 2021. Many of the trends are popular because homeowners in Denver Colorado and across the United States are working from home, schooling from home and continuing to spend most of their days at home.
Kitchen Remodeling Style Trends Prompted by More Time Spent at Home
One trend that we expect not only to continue but also to grow is the multifunctional kitchen. The kitchen is no longer just an area for preparing and eating meals or a central gathering hub. The kitchen now serves as a home office, classroom, study, catering center and refuge. We expect an increasing number of homeowners in the Denver Metro area to be attracted to new kitchens that offer defined areas for baking, meal preparation and snacking or doing homework.
As homeowners in Colorado are spending more time in their kitchens, they have discovered the need for both functional and aesthetic lighting. Sconces fit both bills. Not only can sconces make a distinctive fashion statement in your kitchen, but they are also an excellent source of task lighting to illuminate a range, the sink area or an island.
Similar to kitchens, bathrooms no longer serve utilitarian purposes. COVID-19 has emphasized health and well-being, and homeowners in Denver are discovering they can convert their master baths into wellness centers and personal refuges for rest, relaxation, and a place to wash away the stresses of the day.
Remote work and school are not expected to end anytime in the near future and should continue through most of 2021. Homeowners in the Rocky Mountain Region are expected to look to talented designers to create study nooks and dedicated spaces for home offices, work nooks and back yard space that can double as a work area or classroom.
Open floor plans that were declining before the outbreak of COVID-19 are expected to continue to wane into 2021. Family members in Colorado who found themselves having concurrent video conferences quickly discovered the downside of not having walls. Open space is not going away entirely; however, an increasing number of homeowners in Denver are drawn to sliding doors, interior windows and partitions that can create private spaces.
Backyards are being viewed in an entirely new and exciting light. Homeowners understand the benefit of extending living and working space to outdoor areas, particularly since we Coloradans are gifted with amazing weather pretty much year-round. We are seeing designs that include enclosed decks, backyard cottages, and even accessory dwelling units that serve as home offices, fitness centers, yoga studios, classrooms, and wellness centers.
Color schemes expected to trend in 2021 are shades of brown that include warm taupes, beiges, sand and other earth tones. White continues to be the dominant color for kitchens and baths. Adding a splash of brown as an accent color helps to warm a space.
Colorado homeowners in that want to expand their space’s functionality should consider large-format rectangular tiles. Larger format tiles make a smaller space look larger, and they have fewer grout lines, which means less cleaning and cleaner lines. Tile styles that are expected to trends in 2021 include herringbone, stacked and brick, predicts Houzz.
Cabinets are King
Cabinets are the number one choice for upgrading during a kitchen remodel. 94% of homeowners reported upgrading cabinets as part of their kitchen renovation with 68% opting to replace all cabinets.
White Cabinets Remains Number One
White kitchen cabinets continue to reign atop of the color heap in kitchen renovations with 45% of homeowners selecting white cabinets for their new kitchens. Wood-tone cabinets were the second most popular cabinet option (22%) followed by gray as the third most popular color choice.
Shake, Shake, Shake, Shaker
More than six in 10 homeowners selected a Shaker-style door front for their new kitchens. The second most popular style was a flat panel at 21% followed by raised panel doors at 18%. A majority of those replacing their cabinets during their kitchen remodel selected custom cabinets (40%). Another 36% of homeowners opted for semi-custom cabinets with a much smaller percentage of homeowners selecting stock (12%) and even fewer choosing ready to assemble.
Specialty Kitchen Storage Draws A Crowd
A well-designed kitchen is an organized kitchen and increasingly homeowners in the Houzz survey and our clients in Denver Colorado appreciate the benefits of drawer and cabinet organizers. Cookie sheet or tray organizers were most popular, selected by 50% of homeowners upgrading their cabinets. 63% of homeowners selected drawers with pull out waste and/or recycling drawers. Lazy Susans were also popular organizers picked by 40% of homeowners renovating their kitchens. Another 36% of remodelers featured pullout or swing-out drawers. Nearly half of homeowners that renovated their kitchen upgraded their pantry.
f you want to make your home more functional and more beautiful? We can help. Please give our design team a call Give us a call at (303) 300-4400 in Denver or (303) 688-8279 in Castle Rock or contact us here to make a virtual or face-to-face appointment at either of our showrooms.