Are you getting ready to tackle a complete kitchen makeover? Are you unsure of where you should start the design process? We know there are a lot of different decisions to make, from materials and appliances to cabinets and fixtures. However, you don’t have to stress over finding inspiration.
At Magnolia Home Remodeling, we have already started to notice some of the beautiful kitchen design trends for 2022. Our design experts are ready to assist you throughout your renovation project, whether you are choosing the newest tile backsplash or modern pendant lights. We are happy to start you off with some kitchen remodel ideas, so keep reading to see the latest trends.
Kitchen Remodeling in 2022
In 2022, it’s out with the old and in with the new! While subway tile and open-concept kitchens once ruled the design world, those trends are nearing the end of their life cycle. Don’t worry—they are about to be replaced with some other beautiful designs and styles that we’re sure you’ll love.
What trends can you expect to see in new kitchens this year?
Based on a Houzz survey, 2022 kitchen remodeling trends will include:
- High-End Countertops
- Bigger Kitchen Islands
- Custom Cabinet Storage Solutions
- High-Tech Appliances
- Increase in Transitional Styles
- More White Walls
Keep in mind that while these are the latest remodel ideas to take over, they are merely suggestions. Unless you invest in real estate, you should always make design decisions based on what you love most. After all, trends come and go every year! You’re better off choosing something that will make you happy for years to come.
Custom Cabinet Designs
Long gone are the days when you would be forced to choose basic kitchen cabinets. We are seeing that more and more, homeowners are trying to keep kitchen clutter to a minimum, and the best way to do so is by installing custom accessories. Built-in trash baskets and dividers for cutting boards and cookie trays are just a few of the popular additions that we’re seeing in custom cabinetry.
We’re also seeing a change in upper cabinets. Rather than the classic enclosed cabinet, many homeowners are switching to open shelves. If you don’t want to commit to all open shelves, you can consider swapping out one cabinet for open shelves as a fun accent.
Appliances for Your Kitchen
When was the last time you replaced your kitchen appliances? According to Houzz, 2022 is the year that homeowners are dumping their old stove or refrigerator and replacing them with a more high-tech version of their appliances. If you haven’t upgraded your appliances in a while, you might consider adding them to your to-do list.
There are so many new and improved versions on the market. Some of the most impressive appliances include refrigerators that you can check from your local stores! We know that sounds too good to be true, but you can access your fridge from an app or use it to automate a grocery list. They even have stoves that you can adjust from your smartphone!
Kitchen Islands and Additions
If working from home taught us anything, it’s essential to have a multi-functional kitchen. A kitchen island that was once used for preparing meals or eating breakfast suddenly became a workstation and classroom. For some people, that meant realizing that their home didn’t have enough counter space, and that’s where we get our next trend.
Houzz found that many homeowners are upgrading their kitchens with islands over seven feet in length! If you think that sounds excessive, you should consider all the extra storage space it creates. Not to mention, you’ll have plenty of counter space for cooking, dining, entertaining, socializing, and doing any work.
Countertops: Marble vs. Granite
Cabinets and countertops go hand in hand, so it’s no surprise that we would include luxury countertops on our list of 2022 kitchen remodeling trends. If you are upgrading your cabinetry, we recommend that you splurge on your kitchen counter. After all, it continues to be the most popular improvement project for kitchen renovations.
Granite continues to be much more popular than marble countertops, but both are seeing a decrease in popularity this year. Instead, we are noticing that engineered Quartz is making a comeback. However, if you are struggling to choose between granite and marble, we suggest granite for its durability in the kitchen.
Color and Décor Trends
Finally, we are seeing several trends in kitchen colors and decor. In terms of décor, we’re seeing more people upgrade their space with new bar stools, wall art, and window coverings. If you are growing tired of the farmhouse style, you’ll be happy to know it is starting to phase out while transitional styles remain the popular choice for most kitchens, combining traditional and contemporary sensibilities. In addition, we are watching pendant lights grow in popularity, especially above kitchen islands.
What are the trendy kitchen colors to look out for?
While many cabinet manufacturers are calling earthy green their color of the year, we expect that white and gray will still dominate the marketplace. In fact, Houzz says that it continues to be the number one choice for cabinetry, backsplash, and walls. Trailing behind white and gray, we are seeing dark colors like blue and black bringing visual interest along with versatile greens.
Let Magnolia Home Remodeling Update Your Kitchen with 2022 Remodeling Trends
Whether you want to close off your kitchen for more privacy or you need to add more storage space for your pots and pans, Magnolia Home Remodeling is here to help you with all of your remodeling needs. Our talented designers have experience with kitchen/baths of all types and sizes, so we are confident that we can help you bring your dream home to life.
You can get in touch with our helpful service representatives to schedule a design consultation, where you can learn more about the latest kitchen remodeling trends. We are available via phone, or you can submit your contact details through our convenient online form.