All the extra hours spent at home in 2020 have given us more quality time with family, more do-it-yourself projects … and more time to brainstorm the perfect kitchen remodel.

As our lifestyles have changed, so have our visions of the role our kitchens play in our lives. Long gone are the days when a kitchen was tucked in the back of a house. Today’s kitchens are the center of our living spaces, not only where we cook and eat, but where we talk, work, learn and convene.

If you’re rethinking your kitchen design—or just dreaming of an update—Dickson Development can guide you through the process.

Richard Dickson, President of Dickson Development, has been remodeling kitchens for nearly 50 years. From timeless to trendy, traditional to contemporary, he and his team can help you merge your personal taste with up-to-the-minute ideas and inspirations.

Kitchen Trends You Need to Know About

To get you started, here are some of today’s hottest trends to keep in mind:

A neutral backdrop. White, black and gray continue to be the most popular shades for kitchens. When colors do show up, they tend to be matte and earthy, such as sage green, dusty rose and mocha brown.

Minimalist design. Today’s kitchen style reflects the mindset of this year—out with clutter and busy patterns and in with sleek, simple, clean designs. Built-in appliances maximize space, and handleless click-open cabinets create a smooth surface that is easier to keep clean.

Elements of the outdoors. Many of us have spent more time outdoors in the past few months than we have in years. So, it’s no surprise current kitchen trends include traditionally outdoor materials such as wood, concrete and natural stone. All shades of wood are in, from light and natural to dark and bold.

Industrial ingredients. With utilitarian table racks, shelves and bar stools, and concrete finishes, the industrial kitchen is the perfect blend of form and function. Black, white and wood all complement the gray base of this kitchen design.

Kitchen table comeback. Instead of the center island that drew people together to eat on stools side by side, modern kitchen designs feature a large dining table that frames and transforms a kitchen island or serves as a classic dining space. Tabletops come in a variety of sizes and feature individual chairs or a long bench. Trends also support additional seating in the kitchen beyond the main table, for a makeshift home office or school desk space.

Bold backsplashes. Paired with neutral countertops and floors, backsplashes are an easy way to add color and flair to your kitchen décor. Design ideas include brightly colored and patterned tiles, stones, metallic accents and classic marble. Whatever you choose, make sure it is a material you can easily wipe down.

Touchless appliances. We are extra conscious of what we touch these days, so the fewer things we need to handle, the better, especially in the space where we prepare food. So, as you redesign your kitchen space, look for appliances that are touch- and hands-free. Options include:

  • Touch-free kitchen faucets (some are even voice controlled)
  • Touchless soap dispenser
  • Hands-free garbage can
  • Touchless paper towel dispenser
  • Touch-free light switches
  • Handle-free refrigerator
  • Robot vacuum
  • Hands-free wall oven
  • Handleless cabinets and kitchen drawers

Fresh greenery. An indoor herb garden adds fresh greenery to your kitchen year-round, not to mention tasty, healthful additions to meals prepared in that space. Modern kitchen designs feature small kitchen gardens integrated into built-in pots and hanging planters, so you can quickly grab a sprig to accent any dish. There’s also a trend toward large houseplants in the kitchen, which boost immunity and give off cleaner, more breathable air.

As we spend increasingly more time in our homes, we want more from each individual room. Let us help you create a visually pleasing, functional kitchen space that serves all your changing needs.

To schedule a consultation, call Richard Dickson at 609-799-0220 or click on the link below.