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Trends in kitchen appliances and let’s talk sustainability too!

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Looking to remodel your kitchen and don’t know where to start? Do not worry! There are plenty of trends you can check that will improve both the style and functionality of your home, whether you’re making improvements for the upcoming seasons or you’re simply seeking out some inspiration to get started.

During our show at Kitchen and Bath Industry Show this year, we had the opportunity to see what’s hot in the world of kitchen design and many other trendy and sustainable appliances that are going to influence kitchen improvement projects and be next year’s latest design trends. With sustainability being one of the key trends at KBIS 2022, it’s safe to say that sustainable living isn’t going away anytime soon!

In our previous blog with Emma, we talked about sustainability and the steps needed to implement sustainability in design. The purpose of this blog is to share with you some of this year’s sustainable, trendy appliances.

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1. What gets remodeled the most?

According to research,  the kitchen is the most part of the house that gets remodeled/renovated, as well as the most expensive one. Remodeling includes revamping cabinetry, countertops, tiles,  appliances, and lights that can be controlled by voice command.  Kitchen redos are so popular for a valid reason. The kitchen is the most used room, where everyone congregates and meets. Kitchen renovation adds a lot of value to a house. There are other ways to upgrade your kitchen start with; 

  • Kitchen cabinets

Kitchen cabinets make up a large portion of your kitchen, so changing up this one element can make a big difference in the look and functionality of your space. Although a kitchen redo can get expensive, the payoff can be up to a 60% return on investment when it comes time to sell. However, not everyone is looking to spend so much but still hopes to create a new look with minimal changes, so instead of completely replacing your cabinets,  you can refinish, repaint, or have the hardware replaced. 

  • Kitchen appliances

Another way to revamp your kitchen is through new appliances which can add both style and functionality to your kitchen.

  • Kitchen surfaces

Updating your kitchen surfaces such as the backsplash behind your stove and countertops, or replacing the countertops themselves can refresh your entire kitchen.

  • Kitchen lighting  

A major upgrade of a kitchen can be done through lights. A well-lit kitchen can bring out specific design elements, which serve a functional purpose.  One way of upgrading sustainably is by switching to LED lighting. LED lighting is far more efficient. According to research, residential LED lighting has the potential to use up to 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than traditional incandescent lighting.

2. What’s the first thing you should know when remodeling your kitchen?

Any kind of remodeling comes with benefits and headaches to consider. Start by asking yourself what persistent problems you experience with your current kitchen, and when you decide to remodel your kitchen, the first thing you want to think about is solving these problems; either by hiring a professional contractor which is expensive, or tackling the work yourself which is very time-consuming. Set a budget of how much are you looking to spend since remodeling can be very expensive and yet unavoidable. A new kitchen will make your home more livable, and it will increase the equity value of your real estate. In addition,  the kitchen is where your family meets and congregates after a long day, and it will be the focus of your family life and the center of your social gatherings, it is the room you generally use most, which can grow outdated fairly quickly. Remodeling your kitchen is most certainly a project worth the time, money, and effort. To avoid being overwhelmed, understand the steps that go into the process before you begin. A great new kitchen if it’s done right, will last you a lifetime.

3. What are some sustainable kitchen appliances to consider? 

  Some of the sustainable kitchen appliances that got high heat at KBIS were Kohler’s touchless kitchen faucets that bring a new level of convenience to the kitchen.

 Another is Miele’s Generation 7000 convection oven with a FoodView, a built-in camera in the oven cavity. 

PuriCare Aero Tower air purifying fan is an All-in-One Solution to Indoor Air Quality that gathers an array of air quality data that can then view via the device’s LCD screen.

 Natufia Smart Garden and its latest technology and product development, and the brand new product Natufia One were the talk of the town with their pure and freshly harvested greens and their design that integrates seamlessly into any décor.

In addition Signature Kitchen Suite’s wine refrigerator, a Wine Cave Technology, which minimizes vibration, and temperature fluctuations, limits light exposure, and optimizes humidity, protecting collections from wine’s most damaging elements.

Terrazzo Compac material that allows all kinds of applications such as the outdoor floor, outdoor countertop, indoor floor, indoor walls, kitchen produced sustainably, with 100% renewable electric energy, while also reusing more than 98% of the water in the production process.

4. List of some of the top kitchen trends to consider in 2022.

Before you start making kitchen remodeling plans, below is a list of the top kitchen decorating ideas trending now. 

Color of 2022 

The last few years have seen rich shades of blue,  we will continue to see beautiful deep blues become even more prominent, working their way into the hearts of our homes, although it is still popular. We have seen a surge of people going for green cupboards in their kitchens shades of green vary from muted sages to bolder, darker tones. This color creates an open and airy feel within your kitchen. Cabinets in this color are a great choice for modern kitchen lovers as they came to life this year as well as adding calm and tranquility to any room. 

Connecting to Nature 

Homeowners now are looking to connect with nature in their homes, and organic design elements provide that connection.  Sustainable living has never been more important, and sustainable products and materials are becoming the biggest drive in the market and are increasingly making their way into our homes when it comes to kitchen cleaning and eco-friendly products. Connecting with nature will be at the heart of many of the biggest decor ideas this year such as the growing interest in the second-hand kitchen market that really seems to be at its peak. Recycled glass, bamboo, cork, and wool are all becoming more popular choices looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint.

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Smart appliances

Kitchen appliances that make your life easier just got even smarter,  and that is something that is only set to grow in 2022. Energy-efficient appliances, smart appliances that can be controlled remotely, and fully automated smart indoor gardens are also gaining in popularity. 

Kitchen Lighting 

In case your kitchen does have a place for a natural like to come in, lights compensate if there is no natural light. Lighting fixtures will continue to be popular in 2022, with a focus on unique designs, interesting shapes, and sizes. Expect more LED and  Smart light bulbs are options for lighting fixtures, as this energy-efficient technology continues to grow in popularity.

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Flexible cabinets, backsplash, and, countertops. 

Some of the best kitchen trends for 2022 are the multi-functional spaces, as homeowners look to create a more efficient kitchen space than a design-led one, with unique storage ideas and flexible cabinetry. Homeowners are looking to transform their kitchens from just a plain functional place where meals are prepared into a place where the whole family gathers.

 In addition, the handmade kitchen backsplash look is in, glazed tiles are one of the trends this year as they have a shiny and slick finish that looks good in any kitchen and gives an interesting look while you cook.  Quartz and marble as kitchen countertops shout luxury and high-end quality, which they both still make the best countertops and are a popular kitchen trend for this year. 

Materials and Finishes

Wooden cabinets are not a new trend as well as the increase in demand for like ceramic tile and quartz countertops in kitchens. You can expect to see a lot of natural materials and finishes in kitchens in 2022. Woods like oak, walnut, and maple will continue to be popular, as will marble, granite, and quartz countertops. As well as textured walls, patterned tiles, and flooring materials will continue to rise. Adding warmer elements to your kitchens, like wood countertop surfaces made from walnut, cherry, or maple can add a beautiful and rustic addition to your kitchen. 

We hope you’ve found the blog helpful in planning your next project!

References:

​​https://www.forbes.com/sites/discoverpersonalloans/2018/08/27/getting-better-with-money-a-minimalistic-approach-to-finances/?sh=1d3444b7217e 

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/save-electricity-and-fuel/lighting-choices-save-you-money/led-lighting

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/decorating-ideas/g38595161/kitchen-trends-2022/

https://chrissymarieblog.com/kitchen-trends-2022

https://www.womanandhome.com/homes/kitchen/kitchen-trends-2022/

https://www.homebuilding.co.uk/ideas/kitchen-trends-2022

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