Top 4 kitchen trends to look out for in 2020

The New Year represents fresh starts and new beginnings. You may also have your eyes on a beautiful new kitchen for 2020. Thatcham Kitchens can help you understand what’s on trend for kitchens in 2020 and what’s still as timeless as ever. Here’s our top 4 kitchen considerations for 2020…

1. Satin finish splashbacks

Adding a touch of style to any kitchen, splashbacks (particularly satin) are going to be one of the top trends seeing us into the year.

Our kitchen showroom is fitted with these wonderful mauve satin splashbacks – visit us take a look. The finish resembles more of a matt-painted finish. And there’s lots of colours for you to choose from, although the mauve sets off a light grey shaker cabinet beautifully. Downlighters under your cabinet will also enhance the colour.

The benefit of these types of splashback are that they make it easy to keep your kitchen looking sparkling clean. So, if you’re tired of scrubbing tiles and grout after preparing a messy dinner, then you’re going to love this splashback.

Satin splashbacks are also heat resistant meaning the colour won’t fade and the structure won’t warp or change shape.

2. Open plan kitchens remain timeless must-haves

Open kitchens have been popular for a decade. A spacious kitchen provides a more versatile space in which to socialise and work, not just cook, bake and dine.

One modern twist for your open kitchen in 2020 will be the fusion of surfaces for your kitchen island. Rather than just using stone, blend with solid wood to create a stunning centrepiece which can add depth and warmth to your kitchen.

Here in our kitchen showroom we have a long island (using a dual surface of stone and solid wood) on display and it’s been fitted with one of the latest Bosch induction hobs that has a built-in extractor. With your ovens directly behind your island, the large stone surface is ideal for prepping your culinary delights whilst your guest can take a comfy seat the other side.

Homes & Gardens recently published an online article suggesting that when space is no object double islands should be considered.

Whether you’re having a casual lunch with the family, hosting a glam dinner party or even just having a catch up and cuppa with an old friend… an island is a good investment.

3. Kettle’s on? Or perhaps not!

Brands such as Quooker taps will become commonplace in kitchens from 2020. An instant boiling water tap is not only time efficient but could reduce your electricity bills. A report from Npower concluded that the average cost to boil a kettle was 2p; meaning if you like a cuppa, those pennies soon add up.

If you’re looking for the latest trend in taps, look at taps that in addition to boiling water, offer ice cold water, sparkling water and filtered water options too; reducing your plastic waste and bottled water expenditure.

If you looking for that extra ‘bling’ consider a gold sink and matching tap as featured in Homes & Gardens.

4. Larders and pretty pantries

You may have read our blog In with the old… the larder makes a comeback not so long ago, and it doesn’t look like the larder’s going out of style anytime soon!

The larder comes in a variety of styles, but they all have one thing in common; the ability to store a range of foods in/on a variety of drawers, shelves and racks – keeping them cool, dry and fresh.

Although larders were originally used back in Medieval times, they are becoming increasingly popular again for a couple of reasons. If you prefer a more nostalgic aesthetic, then the larder should be a staple in your kitchen. For those who like to buy in bulk and store goods, the larder is a smart and practical option as they provide additional tidy storage. Equally it can be used as a focal point in your kitchen and fitted with beautiful crockery and glassware.

If the larder is of interest to you then head to our showroom to view our beautiful oak larder from Mereway’s English Revival range.

If you have a large cupboard, perhaps consider turning this into a pretty pantry as featured in Country Living.

With so much choice you will probably appreciate some knowledge and expertise when choosing your new kitchen. Caroline and Kevin have many years’ experience and still take the time to visit new suppliers, ensuring they remain on trend whilst embracing the timeless pieces.

Call the showroom on 01635 863853 to have arrange a time to visit our showroom on Thatcham Broadway, Berkshire.