2022 Kitchen Trends to Elevate Your Home

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Over the last few years of navigating the uncertainty of ongoing pandemic developments, homeowners have found refuge in the kitchen. Countertops became desk space shared by parents working from home and their children studying online. Fridges contained bread starters, experimental cuisine, homemade iced coffee, and other edible hobbies to help pass the time during lockdowns. If anything, we all gained a new awareness and gratitude for the central connecting role of the kitchen. 

For many people, spending more time in the kitchen also raised their awareness of some potential areas for home improvement. Maybe you’re a bit bored of the same old style, or you find the space too cramped for your evolving needs. What better time than at the start of a new year to begin planning your dream kitchen? 

To provide inspiration, we’ve compiled some of the most highly-anticipated kitchen design trends you can expect throughout 2022. 

Stylish storage spaces 

The aesthetics of kitchen organization is changing in 2022. Does your pantry, cabinet, or fridge need a makeover? Current trends indicate a desire for stylish yet practical storage that can accommodate a growing interest in organizing food, cutlery, cooking supplies, and other gadgets for easy access to the essentials – with a decorative flair. 

If you’re the type of person who thrives in a space without clutter, a kitchen in which every item has an optimal place, you’ll definitely want to hop on this trend. Find yourself some luxury food storage containers to replace the boxed supplies beside your coffee machine, or transfer your storebought spices into a uniform spice rack to get started! 

Slab backsplashes 

Are you looking to make a big statement without committing to the maintenance that a new organizational system might require? We’ve got you covered – interior design experts suggest slab backsplashes will be all the rage in 2022 kitchens. Slabs come in various sizes, shapes, and designs, giving your kitchen an open, modern and tidy appearance. Additionally, slab backsplashes eliminate grout lines for a smooth, easy-to-clean finish. 

Vibrant bursts of colour

Having had more time lately to reflect on our living spaces, homeowners are clamouring to add a touch of character to their kitchens. Adding subtle (or distinct!) pops of colour is a great way to personalize the at-home culinary experience. 

Unsure where to start? Green is undoubtedly having a moment in every hue, from bold emerald to calming sage, which you can expect to see cropping up in kitchens across the globe throughout 2022. Do you fancy these deep, earthy green tones? A paint refresh is a relatively simple, cost-effective option to make a significant change in your cooking space without the expense, inconvenience, and mess of a major remodelling project. 

Natural wood & stone finishes 

Interior design, exterior inspiration; 2022 kitchens are trending toward bringing outside elements indoors. That means we’ll be seeing a lot more natural stone and metal finishes, as well as natural wooden accents that convey rustic warmth paired with modern flash. Homeowners can take creative license here – go big with new stone slab countertops or start small by layering light fixtures with trendy wicker coverings. 

Kitchen-savvy tech

Most interior designers agree that the best spaces combine function and fashion – and kitchens are a perfect example of that. Incorporating the latest smart home devices and technology-enhanced appliances is an excellent option for anyone looking to make life easier in the kitchen. Adding splurge-worthy tech is more than a 2022 kitchen design trend; it’s also a long-term investment that will help you make the most of your domain. 

So whether you’re a culinary wizard, an experimental foodie, a parent to constantly hungry children, or a professional now working permanently from home, we hope you’ll find these 2022 kitchen design tips helpful for incorporating some on-trend luxuries into your space. 

Planning to upgrade your kitchen ahead of putting your property on the market? Eager to start designing your dream kitchen from scratch? Whatever your real estate needs, contact the Garman Group for assistance from an exceptional MLS REALTOR® who can help.