Kitchen and bathroom design and remodeling is an investment in your home and your lifestyle. While much stays the same from year to year, design principles and style trends evolve to reflect changing lifestyles, technological advances, color preferences, and much more. Get inspired for your next remodeling project with our rundown of design trends for 2021.
Kitchen and Bath Storage
Storage solutions are always essential, but customized storage solutions become more popular every year with new advances in storage accessories. Customized cabinetry as well as freestanding storage are coming to the fore, along with a renewed focus on pantries and freezers. If you tend to shop in bulk, love to bake and cook, and are a fiend for buying gadgets and appliances then adding storage inserts to cabinets and drawers means you can easily access any food or cooking appliance when you need it. Bath design is embracing floating vanities, which store necessities and gives your bath design the highly popular spa style feel.
Clean and Low Maintenance
Hygiene is a big factor in both kitchen and bath design this year. Motion and voice-activated faucets are in huge demand, as are smart, self-cleaning toilets. Quartz is a popular choice for countertops, for both bath vanities and kitchens, due to its durability and anti-bacterial non-porous surface.
The Latest Colors
Colors trends for 2021 are warm, bright, comforting, and soothing to create a comfortable and welcoming environment in the home. Popular shades of deep blue and burnt orange can be incorporated into a white or beige kitchen in big or small ways or used entirely as color schemes within their own right. Benjamin Moore’s color of the year is the stunning Aegean Teal, which is a bold yet comforting, soothing shade perfect for any space in your home. Don’t be afraid to turn up the dial on color, while investing in a modern, durable paint that can withstand abrasive cleaning products. Check out Guthrie Paint to see our full range of Benjamin Moore paint products.
Organic style is huge this year as we seek a connection to nature. Natural materials paired with neutrals and warm surroundings give the ultimate in paired-back but welcoming designs. Incorporating organic fabrics in your soft furnishings, floor coverings, walls and lampshades opens the door to a wealth of textures that add interest to any kitchen, bath, or living room design.
Maximize Functionality and Style
Multi-functionality in your kitchen fixtures offers greater flexibility in how you use the space, so islands become the ultimate kitchen hero as they increase in size. A large island gives you the space needed to prepare food, cook, dine, entertain, study, craft and work. Make sure you add outlets and adequate storage, so you have an indispensable element to your kitchen design. Include a Galley Workstation in your island to really transform it into the center of activity. The Galley is a complete culinary system where you can do everything from food preparation to clean up and entertaining.
Relaxing Bath Designs
Bath design sees the rise of smaller, soaking tubs and large showers that give a luxurious feel to any remodel. Shower enclosures are embracing the organic trend with natural stone slabs and larger tile Fewer grout lines are also easier to maintain, so go ahead and go large with the great range of tiles available.
Kitchens for Cooking
As home cooked meals become the focus of daily life, make your range hood into a design focal point. 2021 sees hoods coming in larger shapes, bolder colors and covered in organic materials such as stone slabs or wood-effect panels. Adding specialty ovens is also gaining traction, so consider investing in a steam or convection oven for versatility and healthier cooking options. Also, make space in your kitchen storage for the latest cooking gadgets like an Instant Pot so you can easily access them for healthy weekday meals.
Light it Up
What better way to improve your new mirror or medicine cabinet than to backlight it? This trend adds ambience to a bath design as well as reducing glare from your reflection. Your mirror or cabinet appear to float, and the position of the lighting subtly highlights the wall coverings you’ve chosen for your bathroom remodel. Apart from the aesthetic value, backlighting doubles as an effective nightlight.
2021 offers many new and exciting design innovations. Why not contact us today to speak to a design expert? We can guide you through the kitchen and bath design and installation process to achieve a stylish, high performing, kitchen or bath remodel. If you plan to renovate a space yourself, our knowledgeable team would love to assist you with finding the ideal products for your project. Stop by our showroom today!