Kid standing at sink in new home kitchen
Jan 27, 2022 Building a Custom Home

Top Kitchen Trends of 2022

It is a new year, and a new chance to refresh your kitchen…or get some great ideas on what you want in a new kitchen. The design team at Wayne Homes has put together the Top Kitchen Trends of 2022, so you will know that your design selections are right on-trend.

The kitchen is still the heart of the home, and when you are building a new home with Wayne, we make it a priority for you to get your dream kitchen. We know that the kitchen is a multitasking space. It is part dining room, playroom, study, homework area, storage area, and of course it has to be a beautiful fully functioning kitchen as well.

Here are some of the key components to creating your dream kitchen in 2022:

Island in the Sun

New Home Kitchen with Island

A kitchen island is often the hub of the home. It is a place to have a snack, prep dinner, chat with the chef, drop mail, do homework…the list goes on. So, a kitchen island is a must-have for many homeowners. A large island will never go out of style, so invest in the biggest your kitchen can handle, and be sure there’s plenty of storage and sitting room.

Open Kitchens

Open concept kitchen in new home model

2022 continues to see open kitchens as a top trend. Kitchens opening to breakfast rooms or family rooms are still popular because it opens the lines of communication. The cook doesn’t like to be separated from the rest of the comings and goings of the family, so this keeps everyone connected.

Gorgeous Sinks

New home kitchen with gorgeous copper sink

Gone are the days of an inset stainless steel sink. Nowadays you see porcelain farmhouse sinks, Blanco silgranite sinks in a range of sizes and colors, or even designer sinks in materials like copper that are a special order upgrade. In some kitchens, the sink makes the space, so don’t skimp on this key component of your dream kitchen!

Here are some other trends to consider when making your interior selections for your Wayne home:

Tile Backsplashes

White kitchen counter with subway tile backsplash

While certainly not a new trend, tile backsplashes are an enduring trend. You can switch things up by using a pop of color in the tile, adding in fun textures, colored grout, or just simply using a glossy subway tile for an eye-catching look that will stand the test of time.

Statement Hoods

Kitchen cooktop with custom wooden vent hood

Adding a decorative hood to your exhaust fan brings a lot of drama to the kitchen. There are some elements that take a kitchen from everyday to luxury, and a statement hood is one of those. It adds gravity and class to your kitchen space, and it will be a focal point that everyone is sure to love.

Open/Floating Shelves–Storage is king, but adding open or floating shelves to your kitchen also makes the space feel light and airy. Ditching some traditional cabinets for open shelving creates a feeling of more space and a larger kitchen.

Deep Painted Cabinets

New home kitchen with dark cabinets

Moody kitchen cabinets are becoming more and more common. While a white kitchen may always be in style, there’s something about a deep, dark-painted kitchen that brings charm and character to a home in spades.

Are you fully inspired?

The next step is to download our Kitchen Design Guide. This helpful resource walks you through all the choices you have in our design studio. Fabulous flooring, killer kitchen islands, tasty tile backsplashes … all the touches that turn a Wayne home into your home.

Got the guide, and now you’re ready to make your dream kitchen a reality? Contact us! We’re standing by to help.

About Wayne Homes

Wayne Homes is a custom homebuilder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer over 50 fully customizable floor plans and a team dedicated to providing the best experience in the home building industry. For more information, Ask Julie by Live Chat or call us at (866) 253-6807.

The details of this blog are accurate as of the publish date, but are subject to change.

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