Charming kitchen with marble countertop and white walls.
Trend #12. Decorative Exhaust Hood
Gone are the days of a classic stainless steel hood. Today, homeowners are asking for more decorative options. Everything from wood, plaster, brick, or mixed metal hoods. Customization is key, so that it showcase and shines in a beautiful kitchen.
In 2021, we will be seeing homeowners focus on their hood designs. This piece can be a major focal point in the space, especially depending on the layout of the kitchen. Most of the time, we design the space with the range and hood on a wall that is seen from other rooms in the house. Why not make these beast of a piece a statement? Custom steel hoods are a way to add in a breaking point to a long row of wood cabinetry. These are a really nice feature, but they do come with a cost. Custom steel hoods can range anywhere from $5-7,000 plus, but they sure do make a beautiful addition to your new kitchen, so make sure you budget for this correctly. Lets get rid of those boring matching stainless hoods and be creative with your space! This is your chance to add in a mixing metal!
Trend #13. Walk-In Pantries & Outdoor Kitchens
Walk-in pantries have become a necessity, with the open concept’s increased popularity, window walls, and open shelving. These pantries can be opened, exposed, or behind doors, but they are becoming more of a showpiece to be seen with painted or wallpapered walls and cheerful colors. Some even have become a “second kitchen” holding extra appliances like a dishwasher or beverage refrigerators. These spaces help keep the kitchen looking clean and organized.
After the worldwide pandemic, the outdoor kitchen has become a “like to have” space to a “must-have” space.