Autumn 2021 is officially upon us – and if your kitchen is still stuck in a hangover from summer, it’s time to embrace the change of weather and get ready for winter.
With all of the time people have spent at home over the past 18 months, the kitchen has become a key space for how people spend their days and connect with family. It’s not only a site for preparing and sharing a meal, a kitchen now also can as an office, school, or space to pursue an at-home hobby.
Is your kitchen prepared for all the demands and dreams of the Fall 2021 season?
Check out these 5 trends we’re seeing in kitchens currently and see which you’ll incorporate into your home design plans:
1) Multi-Purpose Kitchen Islands
Kitchen Islands have long been a staple in homes across the country. But now, we need them for more than just cooking and / or eating.
One of the latest trends is kitchen island that look and function less like a block of cabinets and more like a piece of multi-purpose furniture. You can even find islands that look more like tables with legs that reveal the flooring underneath.
Think about all the ways you use your kitchen island and upgrade to a design that serves your purposes while integrating with the rest of your home.
2) Work-From-Home Kitchens
While some people are returning back to fulltime office jobs, many have discovered they enjoy working from home at least part-time, and this means kitchens are being transformed to permanently serve as optional office space for those WFH days.
You can expect to see more modular kitchen designs that incorporate shelving, more like an office desk. There’s also a trend to take advantage of available space by maximizing corners and crannies – the “kitchen nook” is a cozy option for when you’re working from home.
3) Dining Room Tables in the Kitchen
While formal dining rooms seem to have fallen by the wayside, many families now more than ever value the ritual of gathering around a big table for meals. Thus, one of the latest trends is large dining room tables in the kitchen.
The kitchen is generally regarded as the heart of the home, so it makes sense to bring everyone there to gather together. Many open floor concept designs now “extend” the kitchen area to incorporate what’s often a rustic-looking, comfortably large dining table.
4) Deeper, Richer Colors
Now that autumn is here, it’s time to embrace darker and richer hues.
Pay attention to the color palette in your kitchen. If you already have darker cabinets or flooring, how can you accessorize to draw out those rich-toned hues and emphasize warm and earthy tones?
To spice up the color selection, opt for kitchen accessories in burgundies or dark blues to complement the turn of seasons.
5) Customized Storage Options
In Autumn 2021, we’re seeing that homeowners want their kitchen to do more and maximize every inch of space. One of the best ways to achieve this is through customized storage solutions.
When you’re choosing new cabinets, think about the kinds of storage you really need. For example, you might want storage for knives or pantry drawers if you cook a lot. Maybe you’ll want an extra-large wall cabinet or drawers that can fit lots of inserts if you have many sundry items to keep behind closed doors.
One classic Autumn activity that will never go out of style is packing things away for the Winter…. but maybe you’ll need some extra storage? If so, here at RTA Wood Cabinets, we can help make sure you maximize the storage potential of your kitchen. We’ll even gift you with a FREE customized kitchen layout.
You can find out more about our selection of and assembled and ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets by calling our team at: 1-800-788-7575.