To give you some ideas and inspiration for your gorgeous new kitchen, here are some expert predictions of kitchen design trends for 2022, courtesy of Homebuilding & Renovating.
Colourful kitchen units
The trend for bold colours in the kitchen was a popular one in 2021, and it’s not likely to fade any time soon. Homeowners are breaking away from whites, creams and other neutrals, in favour of darker, richer shades like navy, forest green and even burgundy.
For 2022, experts predict more of these ‘heritage’ colours will start to emerge in UK kitchens. For example, metallics, mid-tone greens and jewel-like blues.
So, if you want to create a unique kitchen look that’s right on trend, go on – be brave and experiment with colour!
Second hand kitchens
We’re all more engaged with sustainability than ever before, especially when it comes to our homes. So it’s no surprise that the recycled kitchen is predicted to be a major trend in 2022. There are lots of ways to get your hands on one, from snapping up ex-display kitchens to buying standalone second-hand pieces and upcycling them. You could save a small fortune too.
Kitchen home office space
Following a year of pandemic-related lockdowns, more people than ever before worked from home.
Many people got a taste for it, but found they lacked a suitable space to work. The kitchen proved to be the natural choice, allowing you to be in the heart of the home (and close to the kettle).
This is why many kitchens are now being designed with a little extra workspace, whether on the breakfast bar or in a quiet nook concealed in a corner.
Access to power and other connectivity points is crucial for this kind of design, but you might also want to think about privacy. Zoning the space and including subtle barriers could help with concentration, as well as drawing a line between work and home life.
Another by-product of the pandemic was a rise in pet ownership, and more time spent at home with our furry friends. Understandably, this has encouraged more people to think about how they can incorporate pet-friendly features in their interior design and décor.
Kitchens will always be a space pets love to hang out in – after all, it smells like food! But it’s also where all the family gather, and dogs in particular love to be in the heart of the action.
There are lots of ways you can make your kitchen pet-friendly. One great example is building pop-out food trays into otherwise underused kickboard spaces at the bottom of units.
Whatever your kitchen design plans for 2022, don’t forget about fitting. A beautiful design can be ruined by poor fitting, but a professional quality job can utterly transform the space. For a mm-perfect fit and incredible attention to detail, choose A&J Kitchens – get in touch with our friendly fitters today