Kitchen countertop trends for 2021 and beyond

April 5, 2021

Choosing the right kitchen countertop sets the tone for your overall kitchen design and once you have made this significant selection, you will feel excited for your new kitchen remodeling, making it the perfect start to your end vision.

The kitchen is truly the hub of the home from baking, meal preps to dinners and entertainment entrées.  While your home is your sanctuary, your kitchen is at the heart of your home.

With endless design options, one can feel overwhelmed by choice but 2021 kitchen trends can help steer you in the right direction. From a small to a large kitchen, you can be right on trend while adding your own unique flare. Take a look here at where 2021 kitchen designs are headed, with timeless designs that will last you a decade and more, ensuring a lifelong investment to your home.

2 Kitchen countertop trends of 2021 

  1. Countertop material – look and feel 

For durability and functionality, marble tops and Quartz remains the classic choice of material, however designers and homeowners are stepping up creativity with choices of veined finishes that are unique to each top and are moving away from glossy textured finishes to matte, leathered looks that not only change the feel of your cooking space but creates a new level of sophistication to your kitchen living. Some may call it ‘your kitchen tops of art’, which makes for wonderful, around the counter conversations and a space that no one wants to leave. 

  1. Modern kitchen design trends 2021 

The kitchen is the heart of your home. The modern kitchen design trends of 2021 can be incorporated into kitchens of all sizes and layouts. Here are four modern kitchen design trends of 2021:

  1. Open shelves 

Open shelves are perhaps the most trending kitchen design. It is practical and the most effortless way to decorate your kitchen walls. Put everything on display, from crystal glasses and coffee mugs and plates to dry ingredients and herbs. The recommended rule of thumb for this idea is to stick with one color scheme and avoid showcasing plastic picnic cutlery. Cement and wooden shelves are especially esthetically pleasing.

  1. Colorful cabinetry 

If open shelves are not to your liking, colorful cabinets might just be. The options are endless. Bright and bold cabinetry with plain white walls is very modern. Some might prefer darker colors, such as navy or perhaps a subtle and earthy forest green.

  1. Wooden elements 

Wood is a prevalent and durable material. Wooden countertops are a timeless trend. It goes with every style, from modern homes to vintage farmhouse kitchens. They are also easy to clean and maintain. Another idea is to add some wooden bar stools and pendant lights. Wood can be the primary material used to compliment cement, metal, and other materials.

  1. Double island 

If your kitchen area has enough floor space, a double island is a trend that you may want to incorporate into the design. One island is usually used as a workstation to prepare meals, while the other is generally considered a dining table. A second island will also make some space for appliances and an additional sink.

Spruce up your kitchen cabinetry as a belated Valentine’s Day present with these trendy kitchen renovation design ideas. Show your family love all year round by investing in the heart of your home: the kitchen. For more information on our custom kitchen cabinetry and remodeling options, contact us today.

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