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Each and every year new design trends come about, and it is always interesting to see how these evolve. Here at KJ East one area we specialise in is the renovation and redesign of kitchens, and so we see firsthand the different ways people experiment with new design trends and how quickly these trends become popular. 

This year there has been a huge rise in the amount of people redesigning their homes and getting on board with new trends. Whilst people were stuck at home due to the pandemic they used this time to put more focus into their interior design, and change things up to transform the whole look and feel of the place. 

Because of this we have seen lots of new kitchen design trends come about in 2020, and we thought we would share with you some of our favourites in this blog… 


Wood finishes

Something that has really risen in popularity for kitchens in 2020 are wood finishes. This natural look can do wonders for your kitchen, not to mention that it is compatible with just about any colour scheme. You can incorporate wood finishes in your kitchen in all different ways, like through your work tops, or things like cupboard doors, or even accessories. It is so simple but so effective, and it is something you can really experiment with in terms of design. 



Kitchen islands are a timeless classic. They have always been popular, yet this year we have seen more of a surge in the amount of people having islands built into their kitchen. This is perfect for if you are looking to make more of a dramatic change and incorporate something that is going to create impact. It completely changes the whole dynamic of the room when you have a kitchen island, not to mention the layout. Quite often having a kitchen island will make your kitchen feel bigger, which is something people long for. This goes hand in hand with the added practicality of extra storage, as it can help declutter your kitchen and therefore create more space. 

Something we have seen become more popular this year is having double islands. If you have a large kitchen, an island is almost essential, however we are now finding that people are experimenting with having a double island instead. This can make your kitchen feel much more luxurious and modernised, especially if you have a lot of space to work with.


Dark colours

This year people have been going a little more bold and adventurous with their colour choices in the kitchen. At the forefront of this has been really dark tones. This creates drama in the design, whilst also making the kitchen feel more luxurious. Furthermore, this doesn’t mean adding bursts of dark colours throughout your kitchen, but rather making this the most prominent colour in the room. A lot of people have been using deep blues, and even black to create more luxe and drama in their kitchen.


Concealed storage

Storage is something we can never get enough of in any room. So, any chance to add in extra storage and make it more compact and concealed seems like the perfect enhancement for your kitchen. This year a lot of people have been getting onboard the trend of having concealed storage in their kitchen.

We have so much to store away in our kitchens, yet we don’t want this to be apparent and clear for everybody to see. Therefore, concealed storage is the way forward. The design of this is often quite bespoke, as a lot of it is purpose built. For example you may have pull out larders and sliding doors that expand out and offer extra storage whilst you can tuck this away and keep it concealed and compact.



Nowadays we are constantly making efforts to be kinder to the environment in our day-to-day lives and lower our carbon footprint. You can make efforts to make your home more eco-friendly too. This year people have been using upgrading their kitchens as a chance to become more environmentally friendly in a number of ways. For example, having recycling bins in the kitchen, using sustainable and recycled materials, lowering the amount of waste you produce, and even switching out your taps and hobs for more energy efficient alternatives. 

For more information and advice or if you would like to speak to us about redesigning your kitchen, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.