With summer squarely in the rearview, Toronto homeowners are looking for ways to spice up their kitchens this fall. The weather might be cooling down, but the latest kitchen trends are heating up.
In this guide the team at Kitchen Land takes you on a journey to explore what’s trending in kitchens this fall, covering some of the latest kitchen design trends and 2020 kitchen trend colors virtually guaranteed to transform your kitchen into a room that will be the envy of friends and family.
Latest Kitchen Trends of Fall 2020
Similar to fashion and other industries, home décor, interior design and even remodeling go through phases, with certain styles becoming popularized and sought after. Fall kitchen trends of 2020 bring out the best of form and function, while enhancing the aesthetics of your space and improving the usability of the area.
1. Custom Steel Hoods
Traditional oven hoods are out. This old standard is being replaced by a trend in customized kitchen hoods that stray away from the classic stainless steel we’re likely accustomed to. Kitchen hoods are large features, yet often overlooked as an opportunity to further style the area. Recent innovations from kitchen contractors in the know have incorporated plasterwork designs, etched metal, copper and other metalwork that turns an otherwise ‘dull’ element into a focal point and conversation piece.
2. Pet Cantinas
Our fur babies are treated like family, but we don’t usually want them at the dining table. Homeowners are now more interested than ever in kitchen designs that incorporate an area specifically designated for pet bowls. Dubbed a ‘doggie cantina’, many pet owners are now seeking out alcoves that can be outfitted with water and food bowls for their pets. Built under existing kitchen cabinets, this area is out of the way and kept out from underfoot. It also establishes an area with storage space dedicated to leashes and other pet supplies.
3. Bring Window Frames to Life
Traditional kitchen window frames tend to follow the classic stand by of stained wood trim or bland colors matching the surrounding walls, or floor tile. For homeowners looking to make a dramatic statement and infuse a little life and energy into the space, bold, colorful, bright and contrasting colored window frames are in. But you don’t have to stop there, Homes and Gardens wants you to toss out the color palate rulebook and consider adding this same bold approach to kitchen islands, drawers or drawers.
Best of all, this upgrade is simple for the DIY’er and can make for a great weekend project or an inexpensive visit from a professional.
4. Warming Things Up: the heated countertop
You’ve heard of heated car seats no doubt. Perhaps you even enjoy a warmed seat yourself. But have you ever heard of a heated countertop? Chances are you will. This trend in luxury countertops is, quite literally, heating up around the greater Toronto area. Granite, marble and quartz are known to be a bit cold to the touch. Integrated heating can help improve comfort while also radiating heat to the surrounding area, making this trend a popular one as we head into the sometimes blisteringly cold fall and winter months.
5. Innovative Backsplashes
Backsplashes have been largely dominated by subway tile designs, but a new trend is moving towards more innovative and unique styles. Large tiles, shaped tiles, styled motifs, patterned designs, natural texturing, stone and metals are all in. With a little creativity and the right materials, homeowners in Canada are transforming an otherwise boring element area of their kitchen into a bold area that draws in the eyes and sparks conversation.
6. Custom and “Hidden” Storage Solutions
We’re used to walking into a kitchen and seeing the usual cabinet drawers, doors and appliances such as a fridge and dishwasher. But all that is about to change. Unique and custom storage solutions are ‘hiding’ appliances and storage areas from plain view. Utilizing stylish paneling and doors, these customized storage solutions provide both utility and a unique aesthetic.
The Latest Kitchen Trends for Your Home
The season is transitioning, and your kitchen can too. According to Kitchen Land, as fall sets in and we spend more time indoors, now is the perfect time to consider upgrading your kitchen with some of the newest trends. Anyone looking for unique and innovative ideas, or who needs help with design or installation can reach out to Kitchen Land for help. As a leading kitchen design company in Mississauga, Kitchen Land has helped countless residents across the Greater Toronto Area transform their kitchen into something truly amazing.