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9 Best Kitchen Improvement Ideas for 2022

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The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the most-frequented room – one where you can enjoy meals, work from home, entertain guests or host a holiday party. A lot of thought and planning goes into a kitchen, but that doesn’t mean you can’t refresh it once in a while.

As with all new years that come, there are fresh trends and styles to adopt to stay with the times. While some are short-lived, others stick around for quite a while and become statements within your home’s style.

This year, be on the lookout and consider adding these 2022 trends to your kitchen.

1. Closed-Off Kitchens

For the last decade or so, we loved the idea of an open concept floorplan. The kitchen tied in with the dining and living area so the family could all be together in one space as they enjoyed different activities.

However, in the last two years, people started opting for a closed-off kitchen. Whether it was because they were tired of hearing news reports from the television as they cooked a meal or simply wanted some alone time with peace and quiet, it’s a trend that is coming in strong in 2022.

While there is nothing wrong with closing off the kitchen as was done decades ago, people are choosing to add a glass partition to keep the sense of an open kitchen.

2. Embracing Sleekness and Technology

Whether we like it or not, technology is creeping into every aspect of our lives, including the kitchen. From smart refrigerators with touch screens to voice assistants pulling up recipes, it’s time to embrace this technology and the sleek designs that come with it.

Many people are investing in these devices while also keeping a futuristic touch to their kitchen design. One of the most popular features is handling fewer drawers and cabinets.

3. Marble Counters

Marble has always been a statement piece in interior design – just look at the structures in Ancient Rome!

It’s now making an even bigger comeback in our kitchens, though. People are installing impressive marble countertops and even bringing them up the backsplash. They are opting for busy patterns with strong veins in the marble’s design too.

From the veins in the marble, you’ll make the color really pop with other elements in your kitchen, such as the color of your cabinets or wall paint. This will really tie everything together and make the kitchen look like it’s right out of a design magazine.

4. Wooden Cabinets

For a while, wooden cabinets weren’t very popular. However, they are returning as trendy kitchen designs in 2022. Unlike previous years, though, these wooden cabinets tend to be on the lighter side.

Often, you would see walnut or cherry wood cabinets with dark wood. Now you’ll notice paler and lighter woods in people’s kitchens.

A kitchen with white cabinets and gold finishes

5. Gold Details

Beauty is all in the details. This year, people are choosing to embellish their kitchens with gold finishes. From the faucet to the sink lining to even the salt and pepper shakers, gold is going to be big.

Simple touches of gold colors can really make a difference in your kitchen. If you choose to keep your cabinet and drawer handles, switch them out for gold ones to keep up with the trend.

6. Two Islands

If you have an island in the middle of your kitchen, it’s hard to imagine your life without one. They’re extremely useful and a great addition to any kitchen.

Now, imagine what you could do if you had two islands in your kitchen. The possibilities are endless!

This is one of our favorite kitchen trends in 2022. People are installing two islands into their kitchens and even connecting them with a removable slab to create a bar-like table where they can sit. It’s genius!

7. Reflect the Environment’s Aesthetic

Many people designed their kitchens to reflect an image they found on Pinterest, even if it didn’t match the aesthetic with the rest of their home or the environment surrounding them.

In 2022, people are embracing their locations and incorporating their aesthetics into their interior design and kitchens. For example, people living in a rural area would decorate their kitchens with more rustic and natural materials and colors. Those living in cities may opt for a more modern and minimalist design.

8. Contrasting Colors

A major theme in 2022 interior design is going bold with colors. People are feeling adventurous and want to make statements with their home design, especially when it comes to their kitchens.

You’ll see a lot of contrasting colors in peoples’ kitchens this year. One major combination you’ll notice is pink and green, throwing us back for a very retro feeling. With these colors, people are also imposing nostalgic emotions from decades past.  

Retro kitchen with green cabinets and light pink colored walls

9. Mesh Cabinets and Open Shelves

You don’t have to hide your dishes and glassware anymore! In 2022, people show off their dish sets and what’s in their cabinets with mesh cabinet doors and open shelving.

Not only is it a way to decorate your kitchen, but it’s a fresh take on classic kitchen design from years ago.

Update Your Kitchen in 2022 with Pro Property Services

If you’ve been considering remodeling your kitchen, now is the time to do it! With new, fresh trends on the horizon of an iconic year, you don’t want to miss out on these designs.

Pro Property Services in Atlanta can make your dream kitchen come true and incorporate the best trends from 2022. Make your kitchen feel comfortable and welcoming again with a refreshing design and upgrade from property experts.

We’ll work with you closely to make your vision come to life. From photos to color palettes to material samples, we’ll transform your current kitchen into the one you’ve always wanted.

Are you ready to incorporate some of this year’s best trends into your kitchen? Schedule your consultation with Pro Property Services today!