• Lorey Cavanaugh

New Year, New Decade! Top 10 Kitchen & Bath Trends to look for in 2020

Updated: Jan 29

2019 saw a diverse array of kitchen & bath trends – some of which we are still loving while others we are happy to leave behind as we head into a new decade. With low interest rates and continued strong demand, the industry is expected to have another successful year in 2020. Here are the top 10 kitchen and bath trends to look out for this year:

In the Kitchen, you will see…

1. Blue Cabinets

The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year is “Classic Blue” and experts expect to see this hue heavily utilized in kitchen cabinetry. A popular solution to incorporating this color into a kitchen is through targeted use such as in an island, while keeping the remaining cabinetry light.

Both blue & wood cabinetry will trend in 2020.

2. Wood Cabinets

According to a recent Houzz article, “we seem to be on the cusp of a renaissance of full-wood kitchen cabinets.” After years of all-white cabinetry, wood is finally making a comeback. Who doesn’t love the rich and diverse look wood gives to a kitchen?!

Rustic wood beams in this kitchen add warmth and texture.

3. Wood Accents

If you’re still a fan of painted cabinetry, consider incorporating wood through more subtle design features like the rustic beams in this country kitchen.

This island features a wine cooler, an elevated bar area, and a convenient prep sink.l

4. Multifunctional Island Centers

A recent Kitchen & Bath Design News (KBDN) magazine article states that 50% of buyers want a kitchen island. Think bigger and better multi-functional islands that work harder to provide more function. Sinks, cooktops, wine coolers and refrigerated drawers are all welcome island additions.

Even a small pantry can be highly efficient and organized.

5. Pantries

Storage and organization is more important to buyers than ever. Many are requesting a pantry or butler’s pantry to provide ample storage and organize everything from snacks to dishware.

6. Smart Appliances

Consumers and designers alike seem to be catching on to the tech trend in kitchen and bath design. Expect to see more smart appliances integrated into these spaces.

Expect to see these bathroom trends…

1. Walk-in Showers

A request we hear a lot from our clients is a large, walk-in shower, particularly in a master bath. Buyers are willing to do away with a tub/shower combination to create a more expansive showering space. If you’re not a bath lover, this seems like a no brainer.

KBDC is ahead of the bathroom seating trend - this lovely window seat overlooks a private backyard.

2. Bathroom Seating

A trend we particularly love is the idea of seating in the bathroom outside of the shower. Having a bench or stool to take off slippers or just to sit and relax with a cup of coffee sounds like a luxurious idea!

3. Dual Showerheads

A recent KBDN articles states that 77% of homebuyers want dual showerheads and are willing to pay an $800+ premium for them.

Dual showerheads and floating vanities are two highly desirable elements.

4. Floating Vanity

Floating vanities give the illusion of more room which is beneficial in a smaller bathroom. They are also easier to clean and trap less dust than traditional vanities with legs – a win-win!

We would love to hear your thoughts on these anticipated trends for 2020. We predict another successful remodeling year full of the latest and greatest innovations and trends!


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