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Kitchen Trends to Watch in 2020

When it comes to kitchen décor, it’s important to strike a balance. Sure, it’s enticing to include the latest trends, and there’s something to be said about adding a new element every now and then to keep the room looking current and updated.

That being said, a kitchen should be able to stand the test of time. After all, the kitchen is the heart of a home. It’s also the area that real estate experts know that money spent wisely will be worth every penny upon re-sale. A beautiful kitchen drastically increases the value of your home.

So how do you figure out where to splurge and where to save? Which kitchen trends are the ones worth investing in for 2020?

Let’s take a look at three of the most important factors to take into consideration.


One of the biggest factors in making a kitchen feel upscale and high-end is its functionality. Let’s face it: Even the most beautiful cabinets will feel cheap if the drawers bind and stick or worse, fall out. A quality cabinet must have drawers that glide open quietly and smoothly, and close softly without a thud or bounce back.

In 2020, we’re seeing a trend toward kitchen cabinets loaded with new functionality. Soft-closing drawers are now becoming the standard and push-to-open drawers are quickly gaining popularity for hard to reach areas that are below counter height, or for internal drawers in pantries. Cabinet drawer hardware with this kind of functionality ensures a seamless, smooth, and integrated feeling throughout your kitchen.

Thinking about drawer options?  Here are a few products to consider:

King Slide Drawer Slides
Enjoying a world-wide reputation for quality and innovation, King Slide drawer slides represent the best in operational functionality. Comtrad carries a wide selection of King Slide products that ranges from their renowned, ultra-reliable 3M52 soft-close ball bearing slides to their award-winning, state-of-the-art SIMLEAD line of push-open/cushion-closing drawer slides and systems.

CGS hardware
CGS hardware offers a comprehensive and expanding range of cabinet hardware products, from kitchen cabinet hinges and drawer slides to knobs and pulls that balance cost-effectiveness with performance and quality. With drawer slide and hinge functionality ranging from stay-close to soft-close and push-open operation, these KCMA and BIFMA approved products offer silent, reliable motion with excellent fit and finish at a great price.

Visual Appeal

In 2020, we’re seeing many minimalist hardware options that reduce the visual noise on the exterior of the cabinets while also speaking to functionality. Hinges and drawer slides that allow for push-open functionality can in many cases negate the need for a handle or knob on a cabinet or drawer altogether- emphasizing the clean lines of a contemporary design scheme.

Comtrad’s range of cabinet hardware includes options, styles and functions to suit trendier minimalist designs as well as more traditional ones.


Anyone who has read the news in recent years knows that environmental sustainability is top-of-mind for many consumers. Preservation of the environment is a factor that will remain an important part of the purchase decision for many years to come.

The sustainability of a product, including how the product is manufactured, the materials used, and the factory’s impact on the local community are factors that need to be considered in assessing a product’s sustainability. In 2020, we anticipate that an increasing number of millwork shops and manufacturers will self-elect to offer kitchen cabinet and drawer products that are made with sustainable materials and methods wherever current technology allows for it.

At Comtrad, our clients can trust that each of the manufacturers in our network share our ethical commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.

Comtrad: Your source for trends and tradition

Comtrad’s extensive selection of kitchen cabinet hardware products covers a wide range of different functional elements, design styles, and price points. One constant across everything we carry: quality.

Over the past 30 years, we’ve worked hard to develop and maintain a reputation for the durability, reliability, and materials excellence of our products. And though we’re equipped to service the latest trends, we deeply understand and firmly believe that quality never goes out of style.

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