The new year is a time when we pause to look at what remodeling trends are influencing our industry. Trends come and go, influenced by pop culture, the economy, technology and more. What can you expect to see in the coming year? We have all the details about paint colors, architectural elements and space design. The designers at Kowalske Kitchen & Bath have compiled the hottest interior design and remodeling trends for 2022.
The pandemic has greatly affected the economy and the home remodeling industry. Remodeling continues to surge across the United States. People are spending more time at home so they want to refresh and update their spaces. Many of the trends we’re seeing for 2022 have stemmed from the pandemic, with a focus on functionality and relaxation.
Top 10 Design Trends for 2022:
1. The Curated Home
People have been spending more time at home the past few years and want to invest in the aesthetics and emotional connection to their space. We’re seeing more people interested in creating a personalized and curated style. A curated home has meaning, creates a feeling, and is filled with pieces that make it unique.
We will help you incorporate personalized details in your remodel. Maybe you want to add dramatic lighting, handmade tile, floral wallpaper, or a lime wash texture to your range hood. The goal is to create a home that is comfortable, warm and inviting.
2. Bold Color
In 2022, we will see more bold colors on the walls and cabinetry. Many of the major paint companies picked shades of green. The green shades range from sage green to grey-green, to guacamole green. A few other 2022 color predictions include periwinkle (Pantone), warm earthy brown and chambray blue. Color is personal, so we work with our clients to choose colors they love.
Along with more color, we expect to see natural and organic elements, including wood, stone and brick. Maybe you want to add wood shelving, or a whitewashed brick on the fireplace, or barn wood ceiling beams. The options are endless.
3. Architectural Elements: Arches & Curves
In 2022, you’ll see more arches and curves, especially openings for doorways, cabinets and bookshelves. Rounded edges create a space that is welcoming, inviting and unique. These shapes remind people of older architectural elements. We remodel many homes from the 1930s to 1950s that have arched openings and homeowners want to keep and add more of these unique features. Think outside the box and use curves on the kitchen island, fireplace, windows, ceiling, tile, lighting fixtures and more.
4. The Luxury Bathroom
Find a quiet place in your home to relax and unwind. Luxury features in the bathroom will continue into 2022. If you are considering a bathroom remodel, add a large walk-in shower with multiple shower heads, a soaking tub and lighted vanity mirror. Consider how you can connect the bathroom to your closets or dressing area too.
5. Multifunctional Space
The functionality of our homes has changed in the last few years. The kitchen is not just for cooking. The living room is not just for entertaining. The den is not just for watching movies. Rooms are now being designed as multifunctional flexible spaces. Maybe you are retired and like to entertain or maybe you have a young family that gathers for meals and game night. The kitchen is now for entertaining, relaxing and doing homework. A large island for food prep can also double as a table for meals, homework or a home office.
A finished basement can have zones for different uses – a playroom, a desk space and a workout area. This design uses a multifunctional, open concept to achieve a space that is suitable for the whole family to gather and enjoy. One feature that uses the space efficiently is the play area under the stairs. The nook is open on 2 sides (the living space and the basement foyer), but functions as an area for toys and play.
6. Light White Oak
Wood tones are shifting to light white oak in 2022. Wood flooring, shelving and cabinet materials, stains and finishes have changed over the years. Past trends included dark glossy flooring, orangey oak, weathered gray finishes and many more. Light wood tones are a popular choice, creating a softer color palette in the home. The shades work for many design styles, including contemporary, transitional and modern farmhouse. These lighter tones are low maintenance, showing less dirt and scratches than darker woods.
7. Outdoor Living
Travel decreased during the pandemic so homeowners are looking for space in their homes to rest and relax. Outdoor rooms allow for family time, relaxation and entertaining. Our designers are finding ways to connect the indoors and outdoors, adding larger windows, patio doors for access outside and bifold windows. By adding more natural light and the warm summer breeze, you can take a vacation right in your own home. Speak to one of our designers to find out how you can add an indoor-outdoor kitchen to your home!
8. Semi Open-Concept Space
Creating a “great room” with the kitchen, dining room, and living room all open and connected is no longer desirable. Large, open spaces make it difficult to find a quiet, private space.
In 2022, homeowners are interested in semi-open concept spaces, which means widening doorways and opening walls between two rooms. When remodeling your kitchen, you may want to widen the doorway into the dining room or family room. Consider how you like to entertain or interact with your family on a daily basis to determine if a semi-open concept will enhance your home.
9. The Organized Home
More time at home means homeowners want their homes organized, especially the pantry, mudroom and laundry room. When remodeling your kitchen, consider adding a pantry for storing bulk items and countertop appliances. A mudroom adds functionality to your home, giving everyone a spot for storing coats and shoes. Refresh your laundry room to make it a more enjoyable and organized room.
Start Your Remodeling Project in 2022
Now is a perfect time to start planning your exciting home remodeling project. At Kowalske Kitchen & Bath, we are design-build contractors that have perfected a hassle-free formula. We manage every step of the renovation process.
See the hottest kitchen and bath design trends in our state-of-the-art showroom in Delafield, WI today. To speak to an award-winning design expert about your home improvement project, contact us today!