6 Design Trends to Refresh Your Kitchen 

Kim PhillipsHome Decor, Lifestyle, Tips

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Your kitchen is a place where you gather to cook, eat, socialize, perhaps even work from time to time. As the heart of the home, you want to make it true to you, while also being optimized come resell time! If you have been considering a kitchen refresh, we’ve got some ideas to get you started. Here are some of the most popular and attainable design trends we’ve seen so far in 2022.

1. Modern Cabinetry

While we still love bright white kitchens, we are seeing a growing trend of two-toned cabinets. Home designers are often combining neutral upper cabinets with darker lower cabinets. If a complete cabinet overhaul is too bold of an endeavour, we’ve got you covered. You can still take part in this design trend by concentrating on smaller areas. For example, switch the cabinetry on your kitchen island to a bolder colour or even just the pantry door. This still adds that pop of personality to your kitchen without being too drastic of a change. However, if you’re considering selling your home in the next few years, neutral is best. Too much colour can put off interested buyers; therefore, neutral aesthetics are typically top sellers. Remember: when it comes to design trends, whatever feels right and true to you is always the way to go.

2. New Textures

If a change of cabinetry isn’t on your vision board, you can still make a statement by introducing some new materials into your kitchen. In the aftermath of the 2020 pandemic, where much of the population were stuck indoors, homeowners have the urge to introduce natural elements into their homes. Interior designers are seeing more woods and stones, with fewer pieces of hardware. Flat panel doors made from light oak create a sense of traditional sensibility while stone countertops such as travertine and quartzite are elegant yet strong. These changes can be integrated quite seamlessly, as countertops are relatively simple and inexpensive to replace in smaller spaces. Cabinets, doors, and hardware can be painted to fit the “natural” colour scheme or replaced all together if your budget allows.

3. Trendy Tiles

When you hear tiles, you may think utility over style. However, while tiles remain an easy and inexpensive way to protect your kitchen walls from splashes and spills, homeowners have been leaning into the possibilities tiles hold in 2022. Incorporate a beautiful backsplash behind your sink with soft, neutral colours to make this area aesthetic and functional. With so many shapes, sizes, and colours to choose from, it’s a great way to add some personal flair to your space, without investing a ton of time or money.

4. Leave Reaching Behind

One of the best aspects of Cloverdale, Surrey, and Langley real estate is that builders know how to make every inch of space count. If your home has high ceilings, that doesn’t have to be wasted square footage – according to this year’s interior design trends. The library ladder is all the rage, and it has found its way into kitchens. Proving to be very popular in loft-style homes, permanent statement ladders are not only aesthetically pleasing but practical too. Now you can reach those ceiling-high shelves while also introducing a punchy, eye-catching design feature. This aesthetic yet functional addition could also be of interest to potential buyers.

5. A Year of Reflection (literally)

Antiqued mirrored glass has found a new home in the kitchen. Consider installing mirrors onto your cabinets or backsplash to introduce more light into your kitchen. Not only that, but this popular design trend is a great way to add the illusion of more space as it draws your eye-line deeper into the room. While glass panels have been a popular choice for cabinetry and doors in the past, mirrors offer more depth while also concealing the contents of your kitchen. So, you no longer have to stress about keeping those shelves perfectly neat and tidy. Pop a mirror on there and all people will see is more of your beautiful, personalized kitchen.

6. Lean into the comfort of neutrals

Neutral is never out of style. Whether it’s classic wood floors, light coloured cabinets, or natural stone countertops, neutral colours make for an open and inviting space. This is especially true for smaller, closed-in kitchens as a neutral palette can transform a dimly lit kitchen into a bright and airy one. Whether you’re going for a traditional, modern, or vintage style, whites, grays, creams, and browns can create dimension and flow. Not to mention, neutral is trend-proof and sells the best. So, if you have real estate on your mind, plunging into statement colours may decrease buyer interest in your home.

Want a Realtors Opinion?

Whether it’s showing a home in Cloverdale, selling a property in Surrey, or navigating Langley real estate, we see a lot of kitchens. For many buyers, this can be a make it or break it room. Why? Because it’s such an important gathering space in the home. It’s the place you’ll make breakfast, lunch, and dinner, where you’ll help your kids with their homework or entertain friends and family. Like we said before, the kitchen is the heart of the home – so it better be dressed for the part.  At Kim Phillips Real Estate Team, we know how to find you the beautiful, functional, timeless kitchen you deserve. If you’re ready to be the hero of your home and the champion of your kitchen – our realtors can help you get there!