4 Kitchen Design Trends to Follow in 2020

Thank you Eric Mellmer for this guest post.

2020 is here and it’s time for you to stay up to date with the hottest kitchen design trends. When it comes to kitchen design, the possibilities are endless: quartz countertops, tile flooring, a new kitchen island, countless color schemes from subtle to vibrant, floor-to-ceiling storage, and many other fun ideas.

This year, a fundamental element of kitchen design evolved to provide even more color and give homeowners more options. 

Three Tone Kitchens

Two tone kitchens are falling out of fashion and three tone kitchens are gaining traction in 2020. Three tone kitchens incorporate three different main colors into a kitchen design.

The most common combination of three tone kitchens is different colors for lower cabinets, upper cabinets, and floors/counters. In other words, lower cabinets will be one color, upper cabinets another, and floors and counters will be a third color.

Or, your countertops and upper cabinets can share a color, while your lower cabinets and floor are different colors. Maybe the countertops and upper cabinets are a sleek white, while the base cabinets are a dark blue combined with a wooden floor.

If you have a kitchen island, you can use this as one of your three tones; make it pop with some color: a baby blue, dark green, dark blue, or maroon! For your cabinets or counters, consider soft colors like white, light gray, or any shade of tan.

Creative Backsplash

With color schemes, cabinet designs, flooring, and kitchen islands, there are only so many creative options at your disposal for your kitchen. If you’re struggling to find inspiration and you really want to make your kitchen stand out, try out a colorful backsplash. Be creative with your colors; here’s where you can go with a vibrant blue, red, or dark green.

But you’ve got perhaps the most freedom with the backsplash material: porcelain, metal, ceramic, tile, stone, wood, and many more! For 2020, white tile and marble are taking the reins to give kitchens a modern, sleek look.

While you’re adding a creative backsplash, consider investing in a wall mount range hood. You can see some other professional-quality range hoods here.

Hopefully, this brief intro to backsplashes gave you some inspiration; have fun finding a unique backsplash just for you!

Windows and Curtains

Windows and curtains are the new style for 2020; they are a practical, subtle addition to your kitchen. Windows will add natural light – however much you like. They’ll make your kitchen appear larger and really contribute to a bright, vibrant mood.

Curtains will hide elements of your kitchen, making it feel less cluttered. They are a great option if your kitchen is visible from your entryway. Draw the curtains so that your kitchen isn’t in your guests’ face right when they walk in.

In today’s kitchens, many homeowners are adding small curtains to cover their windowsill. Others use a floor-to-ceiling curtain to cover their sliding door leading to their backyard or deck.

If it suits you, feel free to experiment with the curtain pattern: dots, vertical stripes, zig-zag stripes, flowers, or other similar custom designs!

Apron Sinks

Add the finishing touch to your kitchen with an apron sink. Apron sinks are large, and that makes them practical. An apron sink will make cooking and cleaning easier, as even your largest dishware can be placed in the sink. It frees up valuable counter space, allowing you to work quickly in your kitchen.

The most common apron sinks are made of porcelain and stainless steel; some fun ideas are finished wood or even bamboo! Try one out today!

That’s it for our article on four kitchen design trends for 2020. We hope this gives you some inspiration to redesign your kitchen this year. Feel free to try one of these ideas, two, or even all four! Good luck!

2019 Decoration Ideas for the December Holidays

It has been one wild of a ride this year, and Christmas is just around the corner ready to be celebrated.  We’ve been thinking long and hard on what our decorations will be this year and have curated a list of our favorites for you.  We hope you find some gems here that will last the rest of your life, as decorations can last if you get the right ones.

Enjoy this 2019 plan for a gold farmhouse themed Christmas below!

christmas decor ideas for home

  1. Rustic Bells
  2. Comet Tree Topper
  3. Wooden Candlesticks
  4. Holiday Flannel Print Bedspread
  5. Meteor Lights Set of Three
  6. Pentatonix Christmas Music

We are all about cozy inviting decor in our own home and like to go for the eclectic vibe.  With these warm wood tones and gold accents you are sure to further enjoy your space and create that inviting ambience for guests.

xmas decor done right

holiday decor

  1. Moose with Ornaments Holiday Cards
  2. Faux Fur Tree Skirt
  3. Tall Birch Branches
  4. Snowflake Picture Ornament
  5. Sugar Pinecones
  6. Weave Stocking
  7. Tree Candle
  8. Chocolate Advent Calendar

If you’d like to have your decor professionally picked out we can refer a proper interior designer for you, are you ready to make the leap?  They can look at the current design trends and help you with your home decorations this 2019.

Happy Holidays!

Related: Buy local this holiday season – Petaluma Gift Ideas.  Too early/late for this post?  View Front Patio Spring Decor Ideas.

10 Basic Home Life Hacks

Do you know how to make grilled cheese quick and easy? How about cleaning a sponge properly? There are home life hacks out there that solve these very problems. In this article we have rounded up our favorite home and cleaning hacks for all you beginner life-hackers.

  1. Fix Scratches on an LCD TV Screen.  You can fix scratches on an LCD screen by gently rubbing a white eraser on it until the scratch disappears.
  2. If you have some old wooden drawers that are hard to open try rubbing a candle stick on the tracks.
  3. Unroll the rim of a gravy boat to increase its capacity.
  4. Throw a lemon in your garbage disposal to eliminate any unfriendly odors.
  5. Put your dirty sponge in the microwave for 30 seconds to remove bacteria.
  6. Hard water spots on your kitchen faucet?  Vinegar can take care of that.
  7. Use a little water and put salt on fabrics to remove stains, leave on for 30 minutes and rinse off.
  8. Heavy sleeper? Put your smartphone in a cup to crank up the volume.
  9. For easy to make grilled cheese flip your toaster on it’s side and put the cheese on one side of each of the slices of bread.
  10. Wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage and put it in the freezer. In about 15 minutes it will be completely ice cold.

For more home cleaning hacks take a look at this article on cleaning like a pro with simple hacks. Happy hacking!

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