Part II

If you’re looking ahead to 2021 and a new kitchen is in your plans, you’re undoubtedly looking at the latest in kitchen design. Our last Across the Counter blog focused on green trends in kitchen design.

In this blog (part 2 of 2), we’re exploring three emerging design trends that look like they may have some lasting power:

  1. Technology – Technology is coming to the forefront of kitchen design. In addition to smart appliances, motion sensor items like faucets, soap dispensers, and trash bins are being used to make the kitchen more hands-free. Docking drawers are also appearing in 2021 kitchen designs. A docking drawer is a drawer outfitted with outlets and USB ports so that personal handheld devices can be plugged in and stored off the counter.
  2. Moody colors – Darker and moodier palettes are on the rise, particularly deep greys and deep blues. You can bring these colors to your new kitchen in a variety of ways, from cabinets to backsplash to countertops.
  3. Effective storage – There is a strong trend towards effective storage. An example of this is appliance garages which are experiencing a resurgence. These are cabinets that extend to the kitchen countertop and are outfitted with extra outlets. These are not the appliance garages of a couple of decades ago; now, nearly any style of door can be used, and innovations in hinges and engineering make them more versatile and compatible with any style kitchen. Small countertop appliances like coffee makers and toasters can now be placed on slides and be used in place, so they no longer take up counter space and are easily hidden when not in use.

If you’re starting to plan your kitchen renovation, visit our website to help you plan your project and sequence the steps involved. We invite you to explore our selection of granite, marble, quartzite, soapstone and The BGE Quartz Collection to discover the stones that appeal to your lifestyle.

As you imagine your new kitchen, download our worksheet, and use it to make note of the stones you like and any questions you have about them. Then, make an appointment to visit one of our showrooms to view our beautiful inventory of natural stones and quartz to refine your list.

For your safety and the safety of our staff, we follow all recommended guidelines for social distancing and PPE. We’re looking forward to your visit and we’re sure you’ll find a natural stone or quartz kitchen countertop that will be perfect for you and your new kitchen. Here’s to looking ahead and planning your new kitchen for 2021!