Ready to serve up steaming-hot, 2021-exclusive flair in your kitchen this season?
If so, it’s time to whip your kitchen into shape and whisk in vibrant custom appliances, like a 50s-inspired turquoise fridge or a pretty-in-pink range.
For those restaurateurs-in-the-making looking for a milder flavor, place an order for under-counter appliances or a white-party-worthy icy white dishwasher.
Still developing your palate for 2021-defining appliances? Start by flipping through kitchen design magazines, much like you would your beloved Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook, for some savory inspiration.
Once you’ve dog-eared your favorites, check out the six trends below, sure to receive a five-star review.
While the strawberry-stuffed french toasts and slow-cooked briskets prepared in your kitchen appliances are bound to steal the show, these show-stopping appliances are sure to be a close second.
For those homeowners with an appetite for ahead-of-their-time, magazine-spread-worthy kitchen appliances, look no further.
Feast your eyes on the kitchen appliance trends snagging on a feature on 2021’s menu.
Sizzling Smart Appliances
Do you find yourself wandering the grocery store aisles in hopes that this deli-to-dairy section jog will jog your memory?
If so, it’s time to splurge on a smart fridge, complete with real-time inventory tracking.
No longer are the days of rebuying coffee creamer you already have or purchasing duplicates of your go-to salad mix.
Because the traditional refrigerator can no longer satiate growing appetites for high-tech kitchen solutions, kitchen frequenters sing smart appliances’ praises.
With smart home appliances from retailers like Goedeker’s, you can receive real-time alerts of malfunctions, all while conserving energy.
But today’s smart kitchen options don’t stop at stainless-steel smart refrigerators.
From high-tech steam ovens, complete with touch screens and apps stocked with recipes, to Bluetooth-enabled smart meat thermometers, there’s no need to stick to one serving of high-tech solutions.
With the right budget, every corner of your future-forward kitchen will be decorated with state-of-the-art precision cookers and high-speed smart toasters.
Ready to extinguish kitchen appliance inconveniences of dinner parties past? Digitalize the hub of your home.
Mastering the Art of Hidden Appliances
For some at-home chefs, appliances are to be heard but not seen.
If clunky, kitchen-flow-disturbing fridges don’t pair nicely with your minimalist kitchen, hidden appliances are sure to be your cup of tea.
Whether you choose to camouflage the refrigerator door in the same finish as your neighboring cabinetry or give your morning coffee maker a toaster a home in your kitchenette, there’s no shortage of possibilities.
For those who haven’t acquired a taste for hidden appliances, consider the benefits of hidden appliances below:
- Foster a sense of organization and elegance in the kitchen
- Introduce warmth that a stainless steel appliance simply can’t
- Ensure fingerprint-coated dishwashers and refrigerators aren’t the primary focal points
- Make the kitchen feel bigger than before
- Establishes continuity between the kitchen and living areas
If any of these benefits catch your eye, it’s time to whip up a hidden-appliance-friendly kitchen space.
What’s the first step in this recipe for a hidden-appliance haven?
Choose what appliances you’d like to craftily conceal.
Then, decide your preferred focal point and disguise the side dishes of your kitchen spaces.
For example, some at-home chefs may opt to tuck their microwave ovens in out-of-sight-out-of-mind locations like the kitchen island.
That way, they can sprinkle in a wooden hood fan or add a dash of statement backsplash tile and draw in dinner party guests’ eyes.
Wine and Dine Your Guests
With lockdown regulations lifting, it’s time to pop the bubbly and say cheers to a year of dinner parties (that were formerly off the menu in 2020).
If 2021 is your year to be the hostess with the mostess, stock up on tiered trays, oven-to-table cookware, and cloth napkins.
Besides these dinner-party essentials, be sure to consider a wine fridge–the cherry on top of a meal well-prepared.
For those beginner wine connoisseurs, don’t be fooled by merlot myths. While it may be tempting to toss your Estancia Merlot in a standard refrigerator, this decision will limit the shelf life of your go-to wines.
Not only will a run-of-the-mill fridge narrow your window to indulge in wine-friendly book clubs and impromptu cocktail hours, but this choice of wine storage may also affect the overall taste.
If you’re ready to sip on stylish wine fridge options, consider six-bottle, twelve-bottle, eighteen-bottle, and even thirty-six bottle models.
Once you’ve selected how much wine you’d like to store, it’s only a matter of time before you put a cork in expired-wine-mishaps.
Remember, whether you’re an exotic wine collector or the occasional social drinker, a wine fridge is sure to satisfy any palate.
Colorful Dishes, Colorful Appliances
With nutritionists recommending we savor all the colors of the rainbow, it’s time we think outside the plate and apply the same color-friendly approach to kitchen decor.
While stainless steel appliances are a sleek and germ-resistant option for homeowners, colorful custom appliances can heat up a lukewarm kitchen design.
Ready to spice up your kitchen? Channel the four elements of good cooking: salt, fat, acid, heat with a head-turning red fridge.
This red-hot kitchen appliance will pair well with stark white cabinetry and add a pop of color to all-white kitchen spaces.
For those more daring homeowners looking to crank up the heat, consider an emerald green dual-fuel range or a muted blue range hood.
You can even go where few homeowners have gone before and sweeten your space with a bubblegum-pink retro refrigerator.
Bright White the Right Way
If the idea of embellishing your kitchen with all the colors of the rainbow leaves a sour taste in your mouth, stick to the simplicity of stark white.
Though on paper, an all-white kitchen can seem like a recipe for disaster with messy little ones, take the leap and reap the rewards of a crisp, clean, and classic kitchen design.
But before you trash any trace of color, you’ll need to follow this recipe for success when preparing a perfect white kitchen of your own.
For starters, remember that white and bland are not synonymous.
While misconceptions of blandness and boredom are baked into all-white kitchen appliances, these floor-to-ceiling white wonderlands are the perfect blank slate.
Ready to get started on your classic white kitchen renovation? Be sure to avoid lumping all shades of white into the same category.
From beige white to pinkish whites, choosing your white color pallet isn’t a black-and-white matter.
Once you’ve settled on the right white for your kitchen space, it’s time to sprinkle in some contrasting colors.
From dramatic black light fixtures to bold accent chairs, your kitchen is your canvas.
Underrated Under-counter Appliances
While under-counter appliances have flown under the radar, the popularity of these tactfully-placed appliances has started to reach a boil.
From under-counter dish drawers to neatly-tucked freezer/refrigerator drawers, there’s no limit to what you can install below eye level.
While your freestanding refrigerator may seem to be doing the trick, consider the underrated benefits of under-counter appliances.
For one, these under-counter refrigerators are an excellent substitute for the widely-treasured garage fridge, designed to store the ice-cold beverages and food-prep essentials that can’t fit in your primary refrigerator.
Not to mention, the garage fridge is extremely versatile and can fit seamlessly in outdoor kitchens, basement bars, and kitchen islands alike.
While less convenient than their cooling counterparts, under-counter dishwashers (also known as dish drawers) are a great fit for homeowners with single-phase electricity and low-maintenance cleaning demands.
Should you choose to adopt a two-is-better-than-one buying strategy, these independently-running dishwashers will provide homeowners with the convenience factor they crave.
If dish drawers and under-counter refrigerators aren’t what the at-home chef ordered, consider an under-counter microwave or warming drawer.
The Final Course
These six trends are but a serving of the statement-making trends causing a stir in 2021.
Once you’ve sampled all that 2021 has to offer in the kitchen appliance department, you’ll be wowing dinner guests and serving up style on a silver platter in no time.