This kitchen is perfect for entertaining! The kitchen was originally hidden at the back of the house, decades ago. It was where food was prepared and dishes were washed. Now, the role of the kitchen is very different.
The kitchen is now the center of the home. It's the place where everyone gathers at the beginning of the day and ends the day. Instead, the kitchen is now the center of the home and showcased in all its beauty.
Over the years, kitchens have evolved a lot. It is important to plan for your kitchen remodeling. The modern kitchen has been greatly influenced by technological advances and social dynamics.
Open concept homes are more popular than ever. As with all modern design trends, homeowners love simple and clean styles. Natural light is an important aspect of the overall appearance and function of the kitchen area.
These are the top 10 trends we expect to see in Kitchen Design in 2022.
The kitchen has been embraced by technology, and not just as fancy appliances and gadgets. You can now have technology integrated into every function of your kitchen, from the faucets to appliances to the lighting. This is what we refer to as a smart kitchen.
Smart kitchens represent an evolution of design. Many kitchens are smartly designed from the ground up. Smart gadgets and sensors can be added for older kitchens to make them more convenient.
Motion sense-equipped kitchen faucets can detect hands and turn on automatically.
You can have refrigerators that alert you when your groceries are low, or your coffee maker program to make your coffee when you get up.
A gadget can monitor your eggs and alert you when they are about to go bad. Don't forget to update the lighting system. This allows you to control all lights using your tablet or smartphone.
As homeowners explore new technologies, technology integrated kitchens are becoming increasingly popular. This will be a major trend in 2022.
Cabinet Colors: Finally, Dark Colors are Here! & White is on Its Way Out!
White cabinets are timeless and can be used in any type of kitchen design. However, they are starting to disappear slowly. White cabinets will begin to lose popularity in 2022, according to our estimates.
You can find islands in many different colors and wood stain colors to break up an all-white kitchen. Mixing finishes can create an accent piece or additional pops of color for the bold.
These pop-of-colors are most popular in blue and green.
A second color palette is also making its way into the kitchen: dark jewel tones such as black, navy and emerald, green, and even plum. You will be amazed at how dark kitchen cabinets can enhance and/or work in a kitchen with its dramatic, luxurious feel.
Dark kitchen cabinets are a great choice. They create a rich, luxurious and elegant atmosphere. The dark cabinets give the kitchen a dramatic, subtle effect. You have to be careful not to make the space feel darkened or overpowering.
However, homeowners are becoming bolder and choosing dark cabinets for their kitchens in 2022. The trendiest home in 2022 will feature a lot of black and darker colors.
Material and Textures that are streamlined
Styles like farmhouse or mid-century modern remain popular but homeowners are becoming more minimalist in their kitchen designs, aesthetics, and materials.
You want a stress-free environment where you can relax and forget all the daily stresses. This usually refers to simplicity. Modern clean lines are the hallmark of simple looks. They will be hugely popular in 2022. For design inspiration, take a look at the home remodeling portfolio.
The trend of removing upper wall cabinets has been growing in recent years. It opens up visual space, making the kitchen seem larger and brighter. This allows you to make more use of the
Not to mention that most people cannot reach the top shelves of cabinetry. Open shelves are a great option if you need extra storage space or want a focal point.
We don't want to confuse streamlined with boring. Consider materials that have texture. Open shelving can be used to add natural elements and metal tubing. The perfect focal point is a floor tile in natural stone or backsplash tiles.
These textures are quite different from the glossy or polished finishes you see all around. To add that extra punch, you might want to consider ceiling treatments. You have many options.
Quartz is still King
Quartz is still the best choice for high-end kitchen countertops. Quartz is durable, easy to maintain, and anti-microbial. Granite, which is the most popular material in the high-end category, needs a little more maintenance.
The main concern when quartz countertops were first introduced to the market was the lack of choice in colors and finishes. With the advancement of technology, there have been many options for colors and realistic stone patterns.
Quartz can be made with large veins and intricate swirls to imitate natural stones. These unusual styles are extremely popular. There is a noticeable trend towards softening and neutralizing colors. Homeowners are increasingly choosing grey, taupe and creamy colors.
Pattern preferences are shifting to veining instead of particulates, as we have seen in the past. This is in line with the trend toward cleaner styles that can be found in most homes.
Composite sinks are becoming increasingly popular, even though we're still talking about countertops. These sinks are made of the same material as the countertop.
This gives the sinks a uniform appearance and makes it easier to clean and maintain. It will be difficult to compete with the very popular farmhouse and stainless steel sinks.
Cabinetry for effective storage solutions
The wasteful use of space is one of the greatest annoyances in kitchen cabinetry. There is a lot wasted space due to the way basic drawers and shelves are designed. Worst, the available space is often too small to store larger items. Or the reverse: the space is too large and doesn't allow you to organize it efficiently and effectively.
Kitchen storage is a key component of a functional kitchen. Ineffective or inadequate kitchen storage can lead to frustrations and other problems. These storage problems can be overcome by homeowners looking for storage solutions that are better than the cabinets.
These include appliances garages for small appliances, drawer dividers to cutlery and utensils and pull-outs to spice, tray dividers, roll out trays and caddies pots & pans; and wastebasket cabinets that can hold garbage, recyclables, and deep drawers. These items will make it easy to store small appliances, food, and drinks.
2022 will see new options for kitchen storage. These options are designed to make cooking more fun and easier.
Hardwood Flooring remains the shining star, but ceramic tile is rising to the top.
When it comes to kitchen flooring, hardwood flooring is still very popular. Ceramic flooring is becoming more popular. Ceramic flooring is now available in many styles, sizes and designs thanks to modern technology.
Ceramic tiles can be made to look like hardwood flooring. Ceramic is a great choice if you want hardwood flooring but are looking for something that is more durable. Ceramic tiles can also be made to look like wood or natural stone. These tiles can even be modified to have a similar surface texture.
You don't have to stick with the traditional size when it comes to size. With the increased variety of larger format tiles, it seems that the sky is the limit. Single plank tiles can look like real hardwood planks once they are laid on the floor. You can also get customized cut tiles for a unique kitchen design.
Single Level Multipurpose Kitchen Islands
Kitchen islands are no longer a last-minute addition or a small thing to fit into confined spaces. They are now the focal point of the kitchen and the center of the space. One change is that single-level sizes are becoming more common, and can be used for multiple purposes. This is especially true since kitchen designs have less wall space. Kitchen islands are meant to make an impact and must be well-designed.
2022 will see the larger kitchen islands become the master-of-all trades. These islands will be equipped with storage solutions cabinets, various under-counter appliances, and seating that can serve as casual dining or a drinking bar.
We are starting to see kitchen islands that extend into the living rooms of open-plan homes in order to accommodate this increased size. This allows the kitchen island to be multi-functional and not take up too much space.
Beautiful Backsplash Trends
Backsplashes are a fun way to decorate a house. These tile backsplashes for kitchens are always in fashion. It is difficult to keep up with all the changes
Subway tiles are now available! Although they may not be completely gone, homeowners who use them are choosing larger tiles.
People are now moving to larger tiles, and tiles in different textures or patterns. There are many color options. It all depends on what color you use in your kitchen, and your personal taste. A pop of color is very fashionable right now, and it allows you to be more creative with your design.
For those who want a timeless look, neutral patterns with natural texture are another option.
We are also seeing a significant change in tile backsplashes' size and wall coverage. These large slabs are gaining popularity.
Backsplashes are reaching the ceiling when it comes to wall coverage. Homeowners have more wall space now that upper cabinets are gone. Tile backsplashes are a popular choice when it comes to decorating this area.
Connecting with the Great Outdoors
Literally! Connecting the kitchen to the patio or outdoor space is a common practice among homeowners. These homeowners are adding access points to the outside from their kitchens.
You can connect these spaces by installing a glass door to your kitchen.
Another thing we are doing a lot is replacing the small window next to the sink with 5-6 foot windows. This will require a re-frame and the removal of wall cabinets.
Add a pop of color to your home
White will always be fashionable, as we have already mentioned. There are more and more people wanting to experiment with colored cabinets, especially in the kitchen. This is where we spend the majority of our time, entertaining friends and family. So why not use our favorite color?
This is what we have seen and will continue to see on islands, hutches and even one wall as pops, but not usually in the entire kitchen. In 2022, the colors we'll be seeing will be earth colors like bold greens and nautical blues.
Many cabinet manufacturers also offer pale pinks to bring a touch of femininity to the space. What color is your space?
This color of green brings warmth to the kitchen.
Mix and match metals
Mixing metals gives the space character, especially when done right. In 2022, we will see more eclectic styles. It is not fashionable to keep spaces "matchy". You can have gold fixtures but not all over your kitchen. A soft gold faucet with nickel or black hardware is a great choice.
You can use light fixtures in a totally different metal, but still have hints of the metal you're using elsewhere.
These pieces add a finishing touch to your space. These pieces should be noticed! You can also mix metals in furniture, such as kitchen tables and island stools. You can easily swap them out if you need to make things more interesting!
It's a great way to add a unique element while keeping it in line with the rest of the kitchen.
Moen and Brizo are releasing more faucets with mixed metals. The faucet arc could be one-piece, such as matte black. While the handle might be soft brass or chrome, it could be one-piece.
This kitchen is a great example of how to combine materials!
Decorative Exhaust Hood
The days of the classic stainless steel hood are gone. Homeowners are now looking for more decorative options. You can choose from wood, plaster or brick hoods, as well as mixed metal hoods. It is important to customize your kitchen so it shines and stands out.
We will see homeowners focusing on their hood designs in 2022. The space can become a focal point, depending on how it is laid out. We design the space so that the range and hood are visible from all rooms of the house. These magnificent pieces should be a statement.
A custom steel hood can be used to increase the breaking point of long rows of wood cabinets. They are an excellent feature but come at a price.
The cost of custom steel hoods ranges from $5 to $7,000. However, they can make beautiful additions to your kitchen. Make sure you plan for it. Let's forget about the boring stainless hoods that are too similar and let's be creative! This is your opportunity to mix metals!
Walk-In Pantries & Outdoor Kitchens
With the popularity of open concepts, window walls and open shelving, walk-in pantries are now a necessity.
You can open, expose, or hide these pantries behind doors. However, they are becoming more prominent with wallpapered walls or cheerful colors. They can even be used as a second kitchen, housing additional appliances such as a dishwasher and beverage fridges. These spaces keep your kitchen clean and organized.
The outdoor kitchen is now a must-have space after the pandemic.
These upcoming trends can be used as inspiration for your 2022 home renovation or new construction. These ideas combine functionality with aesthetics to create the ultimate kitchen.