Maidstone-based kitchen specialist predicts the biggest design trends for the year

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Over the past few years, there has been unprecedented demand for home renovations. According to a report from Rated People, in 2021, nearly half of UK residents made improvements to their homes, and this is expected to continue.

Unsurprisingly, the kitchen is one of the most popular rooms to renovate. Houzz & Home UK found that in 2020 and 2021, two-thirds of homeowners made major changes to their kitchens.

If you’re thinking about modernising your space, there are countless themes, styles and products to explore. So, what’s hot for 2022? TREND Transformations has narrowed down the top 5 kitchen design trends for the year, which can be integrated with your existing scheme or form the basis of a complete remodel.

Multifunctional spaces

With home and hybrid working becoming much more common, TREND Transformations predicts that kitchens will have multiple uses, meaning design choices will blur the boundaries with other rooms in the house.

The team propose neat design solutions, including hidden desk areas to allow space for homeworking, built-in dining booths, streamlined units and glass partitions to create flexible, neutral divisions between rooms.


Going green

Sustainable kitchens will also be sought after in 2022. As many of us choose to be kinder to the environment, recycled suites will be popular, and if buying new, the focus will be on responsibly sourced and durable materials.

You can create an entirely new look by upgrading what is there already. TREND Transformations specialises in replacement worktops and cupboard doors, available in a variety of styles and colours.


Bringing the outside in

The team recognise that the desire for natural materials in kitchens is increasing. Wood will continue to be fashionable, and we will see a move towards walnut, which can be paired with granite and marble.

In line with this trend, TREND Transformations’ unique and durable etherium® By E-Stone worktops and surfaces are easy to fit and available in quartz, granite or recycled glass.


Retro and vintage styles

2022 will see homeowners opt for a retro vibe. The trend for walnut kitchen units lends itself to a mid-century style, and this will continue with flooring choices – classic designs like herringbone and chequerboard, with contemporary twists.

In line with the fashion for multi-purpose rooms, kitchen designs will also see people incorporate antiques and rustic statement pieces of furniture into otherwise modern kitchens.


Bold and beautiful

The colours for 2022 will be bold, dark and contrasting. Think navy and deep greens and reds, which contribute to the heritage, vintage trend. Richly veined white marble will be a chic option for worktops to complement these dark kitchen unit tones.

In terms of splashbacks and upstands, the play with different textures continues, with choices like glass, quartz or glazed tiles with a shiny gloss finish.

TREND Transformations’ kitchens, which offer a wide range of eco-friendly, highly durable products, come with a 10-year warranty, so the company is perfectly placed to help if you’re looking to invest in your space.

To find out more and to arrange a free design consultation, visit or call 01622 469980.

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