Choosing to embark on a whole home remodel or build a new custom home often starts with a spark – a little bit of inspiration and imagination of what your dream home could look and feel like. It could be the colors you use, the open concept or cozy features, the detailed finishes, tons of windows and natural light, and so much more. We all know the beginning of every new year brings an inspiration of new trends and endless possibilities, that is why we’ve put together this roundup of design trends that are bound to ignite your imagination for your next home remodeling project!
Lots of Windows
We all know the appeal of having a light and bright kitchen. One of the ways to achieve this is to have plenty of windows to allow natural light in throughout the day. Long banks of multiple windows, sometimes on two or even three walls, create a space full of light, fresh air and beautiful views. Thanks to the rise of storage-optimized island bases, hardworking pantry walls, and detailed lower cabinets that allow homeowners to skip out on some of the upper cabinets, we’re going to see more and more windows appear in the kitchen space and even throughout the rest of the home. Bringing in more natural light into your home is bound to boost everyone’s mood.
White Kitchens with Classic Details
Speaking of a light and bright kitchen, an all white kitchen continues to be the most popular palette that people choose. The motive of a white kitchen is to have a fresh and clean feel, but sometimes there can be too much white causing the space to feel too cold, too sterile or too stark for some people’s liking. That’s why designers are always looking for ways to add a little character, softness and balance to the all white palette. One way to do that is by incorporating classic details like shiplap, beadboard, handmade tiles, raw wood accents, a different colored island and subtle cabinetry details.
In 2021 we saw a wave of elegant and sophisticated styles taking over kitchens. This style is now making its way to bathrooms featuring rich woods, dramatic black accents on white color palettes, jewelry-like lighting and classic finishes such as marble and polished nickel. Custom features are also making their way into bathroom remodels with handmade tiles and custom cabinetry.
Single use spaces have seemed to be a thing of the past. After everyone being sent to work from home at the start of the pandemic, there are more and more people continuing to work from home for the foreseeable future. With that comes the realization that you have to work with what you have – we expect interior design trends in 2022 to feature creative ideas for multifunctional rooms. This also applies to furniture as well. That desk you use for your home office may also serve as a workout bench, or that treadmill in the corner that stares at you throughout the day can be moved under your standing desk to help you reach your 10,000 step goal while simultaneously getting your work done.
Multifunctionality doesn’t stop at the office/home gym – kitchens are becoming much more than just a food prep area these days, they’re more like the hub of every home. As demand for hyper-flexible spaces rises, double islands have become a place for stay-at-home work, schooling, cooking, and eating.
Studies shown that having plants in your home can improve concentration and reduce stress levels, not to mention it improves indoor air quality. With so many of us continuing to work from home after the pandemic, we all need a little stress relief and help staying concentrated and motivated – so it’s only natural that people are starting to bring more of the outdoors into their homes. Plant-filled environments and design features that create calming feelings have continued to rise in popularity in recent years. In 2022, it looks like our collective love for a lush indoors will continue to bloom. But it’s not just the greenery-filled living and working spaces that will flourish this year: Green-painted accents from kitchen cabinets to living room walls will be ubiquitous too this year.
Our design and build teams here at Bright Homes are ready to get you started on planning out your next home project. From basement finishes to whole home remodeling and custom home building, we promise to bring your vision to life with every little detail and trendy feature you’ve been dreaming of. From design to construction and clean up — we are completely dedicated to making sure you are absolutely thrilled with the results.