Spring is the season of new beginnings. And what better way to celebrate new beginnings than by remodeling your home? The possibilities for creating a more stylish and functioning space for you and your loved ones is endless. With that in mind, here’s a look at the latest kitchen, living room and bathroom trends for 2022.
The kitchen is commonly referred to as the heart of the home. According to the 2022 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, the amount homeowners are willing to spend on kitchen remodels continues to grow. A few top kitchen remodel trends include:
- All White
In the Houzz Kitchen Trend Study, it was found that the color white continues to lead as the top choice for kitchen cabinets, backsplash, and walls. So, if you’re looking for a clean and classy kitchen look, white appliances are the way to go.
- Under Cabinet Lights/Pendant lighting
Under cabinet lights and recessed lights continue to alternate as the top choice for kitchen lighting. In 2022, under cabinet lights take the throne for the top choice. These lights add a unique style to your kitchen, limit the number of shadows over your countertop and can even lower your electric bill. Pendant lights are also gaining popularity as 67% of homeowners upgrade their kitchen light fixtures. Pendant lights are good for lighting smaller areas at just the right amount.
- Smart Appliances
It comes as no surprise that in this digital age high tech appliances are wanted in the kitchen. According to Houzz, over a third of upgraded appliances include high-tech features (35%).
The most popular high-tech appliances include wireless and smartphone controls. With these features you’ll be able to set the lighting of your kitchen, the temperature of your fridge, the temperature and timing of your ovens and stove tops, the timers on your microwave, and much more from your phone.
- Kitchen Islands
In the Houzz study it was found that 30% of homeowners added an island to their kitchen and 27% upgraded their current island. Islands allow for flexibility in the kitchen. It is a design that allows homeowners to add kitchen storage, more cooking space, and a place to work. In 2022 homeowners are even making their kitchen islands more than 7 feet long.
In 2022, homeowners are experimenting with their living room designs. This includes the resurgence of old trends, use of bold colors, themes and more. A few top living room remodel trends include:
Having mirrors in the living room is becoming a popular trend. It is an easy way for homeowners to maximize light. The mirrors also allow the sun to shine throughout the living room which brightens and opens the area.
- Color/Clashing colors
Like the kitchen, the living room is where socializing takes place. It is also a place of relaxation. In 2022 homeowners are leaning into these contrasting moods by choosing clashing colors.
This means choosing two shades on opposite sides of a color wheel, allowing for a bold contrast. The combination of pink and green is a good example of this. So, take a chance and go against color trends. Find shades that will both invigorate and relax you.
- Marble or Stone Fireplace
A fireplace is a nice decorative feature in a living room. It can be used to create warmth during the colder seasons or simply create a relaxing ambiance. This year, marble and stone fireplaces are extremely popular.
According to Hackrea, a marble fireplace, can either strictly cover the space around the chimney or reach the ceiling. It also gives you the flexibility to experiment with other patterns and colors. A stone fireplace on the other hand uses nature-inspired materials which makes it easy to set a contemporary and comfy environment.
Adding an aquarium is an easy way to ensure your living room design will be unique. Trends show that homeowners are now using aquariums as a coffee table, corner wall or wall divider.
If you choose to incorporate them, aquariums can transform traditional items into main focal points. And just like that, your living room is a masterpiece.
Bathrooms are used by everyone daily, so it is understandable to want to put thought and effort into the design of this space. A few top bathroom remodel trends include:
- Lighting Focus
In a 2021 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, it was discovered that lighting issues are increasingly among homeowners’ pet peeves prior to renovation. So today, it is common to see homeowners place emphasis on lighting fixtures in the bathroom.
This includes the addition of feature lights, vanity lights, downlights or even LED lights. The goal is to allow for sufficient lighting which in turn gives the bathroom a nice glow to it.
- Spa-Like Features
Luxury is in and homeowners are mirroring their bathrooms after spas. This means including undermount sinks, mosaic tile, granite or quartz countertops and euro style shower doors.
Homeowners are also steering away from white walls and adding scenic murals. Think colorful, intricate, and hand-drawn scenes on the wall.
- Wet Rooms and Expanding Showers
In 2022 we are seeing homeowners maximize their shower space. That means doing away with the traditional tub with a showerhead and shower curtains. Instead, a glass divider is being used to hold a full shower and tub or twin showerheads are being used so two people can shower together.
Wet Rooms are also becoming popular. The space is constructed with materials designed to get wet. Its size allows the bath, sink and shower to fit all in one area. As a bonus, wet rooms are easy to clean and provide more floor space in the bathroom.
- Mixing Old and New
In 2022 it’s no longer completely out with the old and in with the new. Homeowners are mixing the two. An example could be keeping a traditional bath but upgrading the faucet with a more modern sink.