A New Year is on the horizon once again and with it comes new hope and the chance for a fresh start. Why not get started early by sprucing up your kitchen to welcome this new season of growth.
Even a minor kitchen revamp comes with a high ROI of 77% plus many hours of enjoyment and convenience.
Take a look at these 2021 kitchen renovation ideas to get your creative DIY juices flowing.
White Kitchens Are (Still) a Thing of the Past
White on white is so 2018 and while some white’s unavoidable in kitchens, we’re seeing wonderful pops of blues and green shades coming to the fore.
Use them liberally on kitchen cabinet doors, kitchen islands, backsplashes, and other accent pieces if you want to be part of the in-crowd when it comes to kitchens. Some of the best kitchen renovation ideas when it comes to painting are:
- Mint green
- Olive green
- Hunter green
- Navy blue
- Pastel blue
Even pale pink is having a moment this year and if you prefer a bright vibrant color red, orange, and yellow aren’t out of the picture either.
Bring Tactile Texture into the Kitchen
One of the 2021 kitchen decor ideas that have spilled over from 2020’s living room design trends is the use of textures in kitchen design.
The main components of kitchen design are still sleek and contemporary but you can also embrace wicker, brick, wood, and mixed metals to add interest to otherwise smooth surfaces.
Plants are another colorful textural addition for breaking up the sleek smooth design of your kitchen.
Let There Be Light
Changing up your light fixtures has got to be one of the most rewarding improvements in any room. A new light fixture’s easy and inexpensive to install and can bring an instant transformation to any space.
Some of the biggest lighting trends for kitchens in 2021 are uniquely shaped light fittings and lamps crafted from unusual materials. Think glass balls, shaped polymers, acrylics, ceramics, and textile fringing.
Wood and metal are the top choices in light fittings thanks to their versatility and attractive appeal.
Energy-saving LED and CFL lights are the only fashionable option throughout your home. Period.
Become Secretly Organized
Nobody loves clutter and it’s especially unappealing in the kitchen. Invest in hideaway nooks to keep your appliances, groceries, and gadgets out of sight and out of mind.
Pantries and larder cupboards are the obvious choices but under counter and under-island storage is also in vogue right now. Keep garbage disposal units and recycling bins concealed out of sight in cabinets or specially-designed wooden frames.
These types of storage free up wall space to make room for interesting artworks to bring life and color to any kitchen.
Other big hits on the storage front are ancillary rooms like laundries, sculleries, and boot rooms to keep functional yet messy aspects under wraps.
Classy Cabinets and Countertops
One of the most innovative and convenient kitchen design ideas 2021 will see is the rise of the handle-less cabinet. These push-pull, clean-lined, and almost seamless under counter assets continue the sleek minimalistic trend and add contemporary convenience to any kitchen.
Walnut cabinetry and glazed finishes are the latest trends adding interest and aesthetic appeal to kitchens everywhere.
Dramatically-veined marble and quartz countertops are all the rage in line with the trend towards a textured appeal. Butcher block is a timeless classic that belongs in any kitchen.
Dress Your Kitchen Up With a ‘Hoodie’
Range hoods are one of the more functional as well as decorative kitchen decor ideas taking center stage in the kitchen nowadays.
Some of the more innovative designs include cylinder-shaped hoods with sculpted surfaces, scalloped edges, and disguised as lights or cabinets.
Now, range hoods needn’t be ugly elephants in the room, thanks to innovative designs they’re becoming an integral part of the kitchen’s overall design.
Island Styles for 2021
Apart from colorful paint jobs, kitchen islands are coming to the fore more than ever before with unique shapes and configurations.
Ideally suited to larger kitchens, double islands in a U-shape featuring a dining area in the middle are a popular addition for those who want more space for food preparation.
If a double counter’s a little too much for your available space, an L-shape will do. Kitchen islands on casters also add space-saving panache to any smaller kitchen. You can even flex your DIY muscles by converting a vintage find into a space-saving kitchen island.
Eco-Friendly Kitchen Trends
Apart from recycling vintage finds, other eco-friendly kitchen design trends include using bamboo and other sustainable countertops, flooring, and decor options.
Water-efficient faucets and tankless water heaters also help to save water and energy in the kitchen.
With the latest high emphasis on hygiene and cleanliness, water purifiers are the must-have accessory for every kitchen. Learn more about whole house water filters and other types of water purifiers to ensure your family stays safe and healthy this year.
We’re all taking steps to live a more eco-friendly existence and it all begins with removing plastic from our lives. Water purifiers mean you never have to deal with the expense, inconvenience, and guilt of buying bottled water ever again.
What’s Next In 2021 Kitchen Renovation Ideas?
If 2020’s taught us one thing, it’s to expect the unexpected. It’s best to follow the same principle when considering kitchen design ideas for the coming year.
There’s no telling what design ideas may come to the fore once the new year is underway. Keep tabs on our blog for more 2021 kitchen renovation ideas as they come to light. Follow HomeInside for more!