5 Kitchen Remodeling Trends: 2020 Edition

A lot of homeowners are thinking of doing kitchen remodeling in San Diego. If you choose to take on such a task you'll soon realize that it can be very difficult to make a decision when it comes to how you should remodel your kitchen. We're here to give you the details on current trends that are getting all the attention this year in kitchen showrooms and homes across San Diego!

1. Open Kitchen and Living Area

 Some ideas for this decor style include oversized islands that are large enough to accommodate 10 or more people for meals. This boosts functionality and reduces clutter between the two areas. You can also opt to deck out the kitchen with lavish features/appliances such as double door ovens and refrigerators. Lighting usually differentiates the space designated for the kitchen and that of the living room, but the color of the walls or even the kitchen appliances themselves matches between the two and makes everything cohesive. Kitchen remodeling with this decor has been seen many times in the San Diego area.

2. Stone Age

 Marble countertops provide a look of luxury and elegance to any home kitchen. What's great about this decor is that you can match it with other elements that will great a modern and sleek look, or make it look palatial. For example, metal finishes, particularly gold for your sink and other appliances can provide a very regal look to your kitchen. You can incorporate a simple polished wood such as Oak, for the cabinets which will add a more modern look. You can even opt for handmade tiling for the walls if you'd like to create a more textured look.

3. Dark & Dramatic

 You may not necessarily see a lot of kitchen remodeling in San Diego that has done the all black decor, but dare to be bold!  Black walls and black cabinetry with white or grey countertops add a dramatic look to your kitchen. What pairs really well with this decor is wood flooring because it gives a really rustic look. You can really achieve a luxurious look if you add glass tiles to your kitchen or a mosaic art piece to the walls. Be sure before you choose a dark design that you pick paint color schemes that will work well at different times of the day. If you go with a high gloss finish it will help "bounce" light around the room, this is great for small spaces!

4. Double Island Kitchen

 This kitchen trend is very popular but is reserved for large kitchens. This remodeling option can be purely aesthetic or it can be functional. If you use your kitchen frequently, then you can have one island for hosting and entertaining and the other can have a built in sink and/or dishwasher. If you like things to be symmetrical then the two islands can be the same size and crafted with the same materials; or, if you'd like to explore your creativity you can have a smaller island that's used as extra workspace and a bigger island for food preparation or hosting dinner parties. Due to the popularity of the area, many kitchen remodelings in San Diego feature a double island design.

5. Wood on Wood

 This is an excellent decor option for those who love a rustic look. An all wood kitchen features wooden appliances as well as wooden cabinetry. You can even take this to the next level with stone walls if you really want to give that mountain home feel throughout your kitchen. Light colored flooring can help make the appliances stand out or you can go with a darker color depending on the color of the wood. Most people go for neutral tones that match well with any other paint colors throughout the home.