Is your kitchen in need of a little refresh? Have you started getting envious of what your favourite restaurants are capable of creating? Perhaps the last time you had your kitchen renovated was over a decade ago, and you’re looking to add a little modern touch to it in 2020? Well, look no further, because this is the article for you. Kitchen trends come and go, and today we will look at the kitchen aesthetic that everyone is going for in 2020. From bar chairs to marble countertops, you’ll find everything you need to modernise your kitchen in this article. Read on to find out more!

1. Less Is More

When it comes to designing a modern kitchen, one thing to keep in mind is that less is more. Decluttering is key when it comes to updating your kitchen, so spend a day or two getting rid of all the knick-knacks, plates, cutlery and other kitchen accessories that you no longer need, want or use. Modern kitchens embrace the idea of minimalism, so wherever possible, we always recommend keeping items such as your kettle, toaster, microwave and other kitchen appliances away from plain sight. When it comes to appliances, we highly recommend opting for ovens, microwaves and cooktops such as Kleenmaid that look sleek, simple and elegant. You’ll be amazed at how these small yet significant changes make a huge difference in the overall aesthetic of your kitchen.

2. Consider An Island

Kitchen islands are a trend that we don’t see going anywhere in years to come. Chances are every showroom kitchen you’ve ogled at probably has a kitchen island. Not only do kitchen islands look incredible, but they also offer you the change to maximise space in your kitchen. Islands can double up as a breakfast table when paired with high stools and also offer extra counter space for baking, cooking and food preparation. Kitchen islands create a focal point for your space, whilst at the same time also increasing the functionality of your kitchen. No modern kitchen is complete without its own kitchen island!

3. Neutral Colour Schemes

Colourful kitchens were once in style during the 70s and 80s, but as time has progressed, we have seen a huge shift towards neutral colour schemes. Rarely do you see eclectic blue or orange kitchens in 2020, which is why splashing on a new coat of paint may be something that you’ll have to do in order to modernise your space. Do you have odd coloured walls, cabinets and countertops? The time has come to strip all colour from your kitchen and commit to a colour scheme that not only looks elegant but also brightens your space and creates the illusion of a bigger kitchen. Sticking to colours such as whites, greys and beiges are your best bet when modernising your kitchen, so either get the help of a kitchen contractor or spend a weekend refreshing your kitchen’s colour scheme.

4. Redo The Floors

Timber or wood-panelled floors are all the rage in 2020. If your kitchen looks a little dull due to old tiles or flooring, we highly recommend redoing the floors. Nothing says fresh and modern like new, timber or stone. Redoing the floors also gives you the chance to create a nice contrast between your cabinetry and the rest of the kitchen. Regardless of your budget, there is sure to be a range of options that suit your kitchen, ranging from porcelain, limestone, stone or wooden flooring.

5. Light It Up!

Nothing makes a kitchen look more dingy and dull than poor lighting. Poor lighting can also pose as a health and safety threat, considering the kitchen is where you handle dangerous and sharp items such as knives and other kitchen utensils. Pendant lighting and downlights are currently in trend, with thousands of people transforming their kitchens into a chic, contemporary space simply with the addition of extra lighting. An added bonus is that a well lit kitchen is also the ideal environment for growing indoor herbs that you can use for your daily cooking. Win-win!

And there you have it – all the basics of modernising any home kitchen. Adding a modern touch to your kitchen doesn’t have to be a stressful or expensive task – by upgrading a few key elements and embracing minimalism, you’ll transform your kitchen into one that family and friends will envy.