With most areas of the United States facing a shortage of inventory in the real estate market, more Americans are building new homes or remodeling their current spaces to fit their needs.
New construction and remodeling projects are prime opportunities to incorporate the newest design trends in your home.
The kitchen is often the centerpiece of a home, and it can be one of the most expensive areas to construct or remodel. When planning a high-investment home project, most homeowners want to design a space with function and aesthetics that will stay in style for years to come.
For 2022, many of the predicted kitchen trends are rooted in timeless design and improved functionality. Here are a few of the trends you can expect to see in the coming year.
Incorporating Natural Materials
Natural elements like marble, granite and bare wood cabinetry are not only aesthetically on-trend, but they also appeal to homeowners who are looking to reduce the number of plastics and chemically treated materials in their home. Laminate countertops and vinyl flooring are falling out of favor with eco-conscious homeowners because they are less sustainable and may contain formaldehyde.
Since they are extremely durable when well maintained, natural elements are a smart investment. Richly grained wood paired with stone or tile creates a well-balanced design and adding additional layers like basketweave light fixtures can elevate a kitchen space to a new level.
While the last few years have seen a trend of matte-finish kitchen backsplash tiles, 2022 will bring a shift toward glazed tiles. Glazed tiles are much easier to clean and maintain than matte tiles, making them a more practical choice for homes with high-traffic kitchens and greater potential for messes.
Glazed tiles are more visually interesting than matte tiles because they reflect light to brighten up the kitchen space and make it seem larger. Patterned tiles add more texture and creativity to the space. Simple white tiles are always a good option for a muted look with lasting style, but the bold look of colored and patterned tiles is expected to remain on-trend for years to come.
Single Open Shelf
Open shelving is seemingly everywhere these days, but not all homeowners who jumped on the trend over the last few years are convinced the look is practical for every kitchen. Smaller spaces can look crowded and cluttered with kitchenware displayed on several open shelves. In 2022, homeowners are incorporating a single open shelf for a more restrained look that is still on-trend.
Adding a single shelf in a muted color incorporates the open shelving trend while avoiding visual overload. Styling the shelf with artwork and décor rather than kitchen equipment creates a more sophisticated look and intentional use of the space.
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If you’re ready to upgrade your kitchen space with the top kitchen trends for 2022, call NVS Kitchen and Bath and speak with one of our experts today.