Preview 2021: Kitchen, Bath, and Outdoor Trends

Making the right style choices for your home is important when planning improvements. Not only do we spend much of our time in our homes, upgrades add value to our investment. With the new year right around the corner, fresh design trends are starting to emerge. If you are considering making enhancements to your kitchen, bath, or outdoor area, read on for the latest trends.

No matter the kitchen layout, premium and compact is the trend for 2021. More homeowners are looking for maximum efficiency and minimal clutter when planning their kitchen designs. Designers are using top quality materials and using every inch of space to provide ample storage without making a kitchen feel cramped. Floating kitchen islands with seating and built in storage space will continue to be on trend. Adding an island to a kitchen design makes the plan feel complete all while providing the perfect place for a quick meal or a family get together. Because the size and shape of a kitchen island can be adjusted to meet the needs of the space, small size and uniquely shaped kitchens can still incorporate them without losing movement within the kitchen. Using more than one color with kitchen cabinet designs will be a noticeable trend in the new year. Opting for darker lower cabinets and contrasting lighter upper cabinets create instant visual appeal and more homeowners are using this concept in their designs. 

Organization is the main theme for 2021 bath design trends. Clever ways to use space in an effort to simplify your morning routine include making dead space into a built-in shelf, accessorizing cabinets with dividers so items stay neat and in place, and adding built in outlets to drawers for the perfect place to plug in. The days of the all-white bathroom are out. Adding color or wood tones to bath designs − or a combination of the two − are keeping designs comfortable and fresh. Falling into the minimalist look, floating bathroom vanities will continue to gain popularity in 2021. Theses cabinets house the bathroom sink and connect to the wall behind leaving space between the floor and the bottom of the cabinet making them feel sleek and simple.

Creating a comfortable outdoor space has never been more popular. With more and more people wanting to relax outside, outdoor patio design is steadily on the rise. The addition of built-in barbecue grills, weather resistant cabinets, and complete outdoor kitchens will continue to be popular in 2021 and keep people living outdoors. Televisions, lighting, and countertop seating are all being incorporated into patio design plans and help keep you and your guests comfortable during backyard gatherings. 

Thinking about a new design plan for your kitchen, bath, or outdoor area? Markraft’s talented team of designers is ready to help you bring your ideas to life. Contact them today to start creating the perfect space you’ve been dreaming of.

President and General Manager Cee Edwards and his team of talented designers invites you to visit Markraft’s Design Studio, 2705 Castle Creek Lane, just off Castle Hayne Road. Markraft’s professional kitchen and bath designers consult by appointment.

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