9 Kitchen Remodel Mistakes To AvoidSeptember 22, 2021
2022 Kitchen Design TrendsNovember 12, 2021
It’s hard to believe, but 2022 is just around the corner. Is the new year finally the time to tackle the kitchen remodel you’ve been dreaming about?
When it comes to kitchen remodeling in 2022, homeowners should go into a project understanding that lead times for kitchen cabinets and countertops can be 16 – 20 weeks, or longer.
In this guide, we’re going to break down the top 2022 kitchen trends so that you can start planning your new year remodel now. Let’s jump in.
1. Modern Minimalism Design Style
Kitchens should be beautiful and functional, but in 2022, the focus is shifting towards minimalism. That means clearing out anything that isn’t necessary.
If you’re doing a complete kitchen redesign, this trend also affects how you lay out the space. Prioritize effective storage solutions to keep your countertops clean. Choose built-in appliances with a discreet facade.
In terms of aesthetics, modern minimalism means a neutral color palette. That doesn’t mean you can’t get creative, but you should find inspiration from nature and stay away from bright colors or busy patterns.
2. Multi-Use Spaces
A few years ago, open-concept kitchens became all the rage. Instead of just a place to cook meals, kitchens became the heart of the household. They spilled out into the living room and became the center for hosting and entertaining as well.
In 2020, kitchens across the world also turned into workspaces for employees who suddenly had to work from home. Even though much of the workforce has gone back to the office, kitchens are still pulling double or triple duty.
Whether you work at your kitchen table or your kids do their homework there, it’s important to have a kitchen design that meets your specific needs. For example, you could add a second island for more working areas. Another option is to add a corner nook with a table and benches with built-in storage space for your work gear.
As you’re making plans for your new kitchen, make sure you consider all that your kitchen needs to be for you and your family.
3. Smart Technology
If you’ve been dreaming of a kitchen remodel, you probably have some outdated appliances that could use an upgrade. From touchless faucets to silent dishwashers and ovens you can turn on from your phone, kitchens will be smarter than ever in 2022.
The amount of people who watch TV in their kitchen is also going up. These days, you can easily install a discreet TV in your kitchen that isn’t an eyesore.
If your budget is constrained, consider which new smart technology would make your life easiest. Is it a fridge you can see from your phone, a coffee pot that works on a timer every morning, or a vent hood that you can use for a video chat?
4. Earthy Inspiration
The most popular kitchen design inspiration in 2022 will be the earth. The earth is full of different textures, and that versatility will be reflected in kitchen designs.
For example, marble countertops will still be popular, but this time they will be paired with unpainted wood kitchen cabinets. Earth-toned tile backsplashes will also be all the rage. Think rich greens and blues, and a glossy finish will add even more texture.
Even dish sets are taking a cue from nature. Simple wood or ceramic dishes are now favored over intricately designed china. An antique wood table with a seating bench is another great way to add more natural texture.
5. Unique Kitchen Cabinets
One of the most fun kitchen remodeling projects is upgrading your kitchen cabinets. They can totally change the look of your kitchen, and in 2022, there are more creative kitchen cabinet options than ever.
Some of the top kitchen cabinet trends will be:
- Open-shelving cabinets
- Handle-free cabinets
- Mesh door cabinets
- Matte cabinets
- Dark-colored cabinets
When you’re dreaming up your next kitchen, the cabinet should be one of the first places you start. Not only do they provide crucial storage, but they also set the tone for the entire kitchen design and decor theme.
6. Striking Light Fixtures & Vent Hoods
Kitchen design may be getting simpler and minimalistic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. If you want to make a statement with an element of your kitchen, simply look up.
Unique pendant light fixtures, from antique to modern aesthetics, will be a staple trend in 2022. If you’ve ever wanted a chandelier in your kitchen, now is the time.
Along with lighting, your vent hood offers another area to be creative. You could go antique with a reclaimed wood vent hood, or go modern with a sleek metal vent hood.
In the past, lighting and vent hoods have primarily served a functional purpose while other elements of kitchen design took center stage. In 2022, as the other elements are becoming more minimal, your light fixtures and vent hood can finally have their moment to dazzle.
7. Creative Finishes
An easy way to refresh your kitchen is to change up your finishes, and these days, there are more options than ever. You don’t have to settle for a basic silver finish anymore. Instead, you could choose:
- Gold metallic
- Matte black
Along with your faucets and sink handles, you can even refresh your sink finish. Gold sinks are one of the top 2022 kitchen trends.
How to Plan a Kitchen Remodeling
At the end of the day, the best way to plan and execute a kitchen remodeling is to choose what you really want. Knowing about current trends is fun, but it’s important to prioritize your needs, too. Consider the functionality your kitchen needs to have, and then make design choices that make you happy.
Remember, kitchen remodeling is taking longer than ever, so it’s never too early to start planning. For more information, contact us today for a design consultation.