Throughout this covid era over the last two years, we’ve all discovered a whole new level of appreciation for our kitchens.
We’ve utilised the room to master bread-making, work from home and polish up on our homemade meal-making skills instead of eating out.
As we approach 2022, our customers have realised that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and the investment is worth it. So, whether you’re looking to transform your space into something more multi-functional, shopping for something of premium quality, or looking to increase the value of your home for 2022, read on to find out the latest kitchen design trends.
During 2020 and 2021, we quite literally saw our kitchens in a new light. More time spent at home meant a new understanding of how our current lighting works for us during the day. In 2022, this will translate to a new layering approach to lighting – introducing spotlights for focused working and soft mood lighting to transition us from work to home life.
As well as artificial lighting, utilising daylight isn’t a new concept but remodelling your kitchen to suit the natural light you already have is on-trend. The idea is to angle natural light – so it falls across your material of choice to highlight the texture and pattern of wood grain, marble or glazed tile.
Failing this low hanging lighting is here to stay, with many opting to use positioning to create zones within the kitchen.
Sustainability is more important than ever, and 2022 is set to see a sharp rise in more environmentally friendly kitchens. We’ll see our customers and kitchen designers make small, detailed tweaks such as integrating recycling systems to larger changes such as responsibly selecting specific materials and choosing energy-efficient appliances as part of a full kitchen refit.
If you would like to make your kitchen more eco-friendly, consider the following;
- Opt for a high-quality kitchen that will last longer. A low quality, cheap kitchen will always prove a false economy, both in terms of finances and the environment. Invest in a high-quality kitchen that will stand the test of time.
- Source your kitchen locally. Your kitchens carbon footprint is another key area to consider. A kitchen that is produced locally in the UK is ideal as it won’t have to clock up many miles travelling from the workshop to your home.
- Choose energy-efficient appliances. From hot taps to smart ovens, your choice of top-quality smart appliances will not only make your kitchen easier to use but will also improve its efficiency.
- Use responsibly sourced materials. As well as choosing materials that can be renewed or recycled, you can also consider choosing a supplier who uses renewable energy during the production process.
This kitchen by Bath Kitchen Company has a multi-functional, long island sink that transforms from a herb garden to a champagne cooler.
The mainstay of minimalist kitchen design is simple flat-fronted cabinetry and clutter-free surfaces. Often seen as a more modern design, minimalist kitchens have an instantly recognisable sleek look.
2022 will see a plethora of sleek minimalist kitchens being at the top of peoples wish lists.
Handle-less designs, monochrome or natural colour schemes, straight lines, fuss-free details will be just some of the trends that will go hand in hand in creating an on-trend, modern, minimalist kitchen design.
This kitchen by Bath Kitchen Company avoids wall units, shelves and visible appliances to enhance the visually refined look.
The new phenomenon referred to as ‘broken-plan’ refers to zoning areas of the house. Whilst retaining the spacious feel of an open plan design, the trend employs the use of screens, freestanding furniture and distinctive décor to create zones or nest-like nooks to further assist with hybrid living.
Once just a kitchen, now a cooking area, workstation, family hub come entertainment space, it’s necessary that kitchens are easily multi-functional and zoning is one way to achieve this.
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