by Nutan Brown
on Friday, February 5th, 2021 at 9:31am.
The recent pandemic has changed the way we use our kitchens. Now more than ever homeowners are spending an abundance of time cooking from home, causing a shift in consumer habits and behaviours.
Here are some of the trends you can expect to stay throughout 2021:
Hands-free functionality saw an increase in popularity last year, and demand continues to grow into 2021. Inspired by a heightened awareness of hygiene around the home, touchless faucets are quickly replacing traditional faucets in the modern kitchen. This new faucet feature is not only more hygienic, but it can also help you be more productive in the kitchen too.
The past year not only changed what we cook, but the way we cook as well. As stay at home orders encouraged us to stock up on food, freezers and pantries were filled to capacity causing many homeowners to search for additional storage. Homeowners are now purchasing additional fridges and freezers, or replacing their existing ones with bigger, more accommodating units.
Kitchen islands are no longer seen as just a place for food prep, cooking, and storage. During the pandemic, families also used their kitchen islands for working, studying and other activates. Large islands are a rising trend that is expected to gain popularity this year.
Smart kitchens are predicted to be a massive trend in 2021. With more people cooking at home, the demand for smart kitchen technology has sky rocketed. Everything from appliances to faucets to lighting to the refrigerator can be updated with modern technology.
For 2021, it’s all about supporting local businesses, and one way you can do that from your kitchen is by purchasing local produce. Buying local is great for our economy and the product quality is typically much better than buying from elsewhere.