In a world where kitchens are the heart of our homes it is no wonder that we want them to mirror who we are, what we represent and why we are who we are. We drink wine in our kitchens, teach our children how to bake in our kitchens and make memories in our kitchen. Why then would we opt for a kitchen that would not reflect who we are? Below we have outlined the top 5 kitchen renovations trends of 2020 which will leave you wondering why you haven’t renovated your Durban kitchen sooner.

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In the age of wooden pallets and DIY, it is clear as to why reclaimed wood would have made it into your home. This newest trend has been blowing up the internet to exponential proportions, and it is not likely to die out anytime soon. With society as a whole becoming more eco-conscious real wood has proven to be the number one option. The best part about reclaimed wood is that it aesthetically will fit in with any design that you currently have. Adding in copper accents or clean steel lines will provide you with either your industrial chic or the eco-friendly modernist home you have always wanted.


Butcher block countertops, an overseen and forgotten art. Paired with a darker shade of grey kitchen cabinets, this timeless classic will have your guests in awe of the magnificence that is to behold in your home. Wooden countertops often scare people away at the thought of the maintenance that will go into it, but here is the trick, Butcher block tops are virtually maintenance-free. Sorry- what was that? With just an occasional coating of mineral oil, the richness that encompasses the Butchers block will break up the neutral sterility of a white kitchen.


Gone are the days of an all-white kitchen, the hottest trend to hit our shores are two-toned kitchen cupboards. Pairing the two tones as well as combining different textures will leave your kitchen standing the test of time. Following international trends, colour palettes for cabinetry have moved toward darker hues with a pop of colour on the splashback. Alternatively, you could utilise the transitional cabinetry door style with a matt finishing and a pinstripe pop of colour. Adding a pop of colour completely transforms your space by creating a feature your eye will naturally be drawn to.



Greige, a combination of Grey and Beige creating a warm hue to make your house feel like a home. Paired with a marble counter-top the classic lines create a sense of class as well as cleanliness. The perfect cabinet will accentuate the style and is often paired with the modern contemporary style cabinets.


With kitchen trends changing year on year, one thing that has never gone out of style is retro chic. With open shelving, deep burgundy or emerald green this relatively inexpensive upgrade will have you going from bland to elegant in no time.

At Cupboard Value we provide our clients with only the best in cabinetry, but what sets us apart? All of our cupboards are made on site and individualised to your specifications, leaving your home as a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. With branches in Durban, PMB, Johannesburg and Pretoria we will never let you down. For a consultation on how we are able to transform your house to a home please feel free to contact us and one of our highly trained professionals with be able to assist.

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