5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Kitchen Remodel

What’s the one thing you wish your kitchen had? Starting a new year is the perfect time to reevaluate your home design and consider which improvements would make the most difference to your daily routine. Whether you’re planning a remodel in the future or just looking to maximize one or two corners of your kitchen, let these 5 New Year’s resolutions inspire you to make the most of your home in 2020.

Alternative Materials

If you’re looking to update your cabinets this year, consider going modern with Conestoga’s Alternative Materials line for cabinet and shelf fronts. They’re less expensive and more sustainable than classic wood fronts. Alternative Materials are also easier to keep clean and look new for longer, which means less upkeep work in the new year. Get started by exploring the range of colors and styles possible in these collections from Conestoga here.

Alternative Materials - 5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Kitchen Remodel

Farmhouse Kitchens

Farmhouse Kitchen - 5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Kitchen Remodel

Farmhouse style is one of the fastest-growing kitchen trends for 2020, and it’s also one of the easiest themes to incorporate into your kitchen on a large or small scale. Whether that means wood-front cabinets, trough-style sinks, or larger elements like wood-slab kitchen islands and exposed lighting, using farm-inspired design allows you to update your kitchen style with a traditional theme. 

Minimalist Design

When it comes to cabinet trends, contemporary means minimalist for many kitchens. Designers are leaning towards white and plain wood cabinetry, open shelving, and contrasting colors, all of which lend themselves to a sleek, up-to-date look. Frameless cabinets are the perfect style for this design, and color schemes trend towards neutral, simple shades with metal accents.

Minimalist Design - 5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Kitchen Remodel

Smart Kitchen Appliances

Smart Kitchen Appliances - 5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Kitchen Remodel

A perfect way to celebrate going into a new decade is by adding some high-tech elements to your kitchen. Identifying which kitchen tasks take the most time and effort in your routine can help you find the perfect appliance to upgrade–if the lighting scheme always needs adjusting, you can add a smart dimmer or a timer; if you need coffee or tea when you wake up, treat yourself with a pre-programmed kettle. 

Upgrade Storage Solutions

Storage Solutions - 5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Kitchen Remodel

Even without a smart appliance, you can still improve the storage space in your kitchen with old-school innovative elements in your cabinets and drawers. A wine display or plate rack lets you show off an heirloom or personal collection; if you’re missing drawer space, upgrade your storage with hidden dividers for cutlery or pull-outs for spices and appliances. Conestoga’s complementary product line can get you started towards the perfect storage solution for your kitchen.