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4 New Kitchen Trends this 2020

One of the best ways to celebrate the new year is by refreshing all aspects of life. Of course, the ideal place to start is in the personal space of our homes. Trends may seem like a fleeting pursuit, but when you invest in your kitchen, you will be able to achieve a design that is capable of outlasting its time in the spotlight. Here are some of the most popular trends for the kitchen this 2020.

1. Marble Kitchen Benchtops

This year, more and more homeowners will seek to add character to their countertops. Thankfully, the natural stone industry never fails to provide creative solutions. The days of the round particulates of countertops are long gone. Now, it is time to say hello to the beautiful veining of marble!

What’s excellent about marble kitchen benchtops is that they will never go out of style. When using a striking material such as Carrara marble, you can create interesting patterns that swirl into the countertop slabs. Your creative personality will gain an added boost, allowing you to create that ‘wow’ factor for your kitchen. 

You can also have the marble in either a honed or leathered finish. These finishes will help to increase the durability of your kitchen countertops. What’s more, they allow you to add a dramatic flair to the kitchen. You can make the room even more impressive by combining them with other kitchen elements. 

2. Streamlined Materials, Designs, and Textures

Mid-century and farmhouse design styles do indeed remain popular. However, this year, more homeowners are deciding to have a more seamless look with their overall kitchen aesthetics. Most of us would prefer to drown out the stresses of the day after returning home, and what better way to do this than to opt for simplicity? This look is all about modern, clean lines, and it will continue to attract homeowners throughout 2020.

In the last few years, getting rid of upper wall cabinets have become a growing trend. This 2020, it will allow homeowners to open up their visual space. If you have a smaller kitchen, you can remove these cabinets to make the room look much brighter and more extensive. You will also experience a boost in your productivity, especially since you can maximise the countertop space. You should know that a vast majority of people are unable to reach the items on the top shelves of the cabinetry. A better alternative would be to install open shelves that will provide you with the necessary storage space. In addition to this, they will also create an interesting focal point element in your kitchen.

Of course, the word ‘streamlined’ does not necessarily equate with boring. You can choose textured materials such as granite. For your open shelves, you can bring in natural elements through using rough-cut wood. For a more industrial feel, you can add metal tubing to the design. Create the perfect focal point by using natural stone on your floors or backsplash. It is common for us to find glossy or polished finishes in most places. So, adding exciting textures will ensure to bring an added punch to your kitchen.

3. Reconstituted Stone is Still King

Engineered stone currently still reigns supreme for kitchen benchtops. The material is hard-wearing, and it can last for decades. What’s more, it is anti-microbial and easy to maintain. A lot of people were worried that there was a lack of variety in colours and finishes when engineered stone first came into the market. However, technology has enabled manufacturers to create a wide range of styles and designs—including realistic stone patterns. Today, it is not uncommon to find a reconstituted stone with significant veining and elaborate swirls that imitate natural stone. 

It is also worth noting that there is a growing trend in neutral and softer colours. Consider using taupe, grey, white, or creamy finishes. Cleaner styles are becoming more and more popular in a lot of homes this 2020. 

4. Ceramic Tiles with a Natural Look

Hardwood flooring remains to be a popular kitchen flooring option. However, what comes after that in the popularity rank are ceramic tiles. Here at Aurora Stone, we have the technology and expertise necessary to offer ceramic flooring in a wide range of styles, designs, and sizes. 

For instance, you can ask your supplier for ceramic tiles that mimic hardwood floors. So, if you want to keep the timber look in your kitchen but you want a material that is easy to maintain, opt for ceramic tiles. You can also have the texture or finish resemble hardwood. 

You don’t even have to go for traditional sizing. You can ask the experts at Aurora Stone to customise your tiles and shape it into a larger format. It is easy to get ceramic tiles that resemble actual planks of hardwood.

If you want to get the latest kitchen trends for your cooking space in 2020, be sure to contact Aurora Stone now!

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