One of the best parts of building a custom home is that you get to create a space that is uniquely yours. During the planning stage, you will come across plenty of new design trends or ideas to incorporate into your new home. But how do you know which trends are right for your home?
We have put together a list of our favorite 2022 design trends and why they may be a good fit for your custom home.
1. Colorful Kitchens
Let’s be honest. We have all dreamed of the Pinterest-perfect white-on-white kitchens. But these days homeowners are moving away from the all-white kitchens and opting instead to incorporate natural wood tones and warm or neutral color hues instead.
Natural wood tones can be used for everything from timber beams, to kitchen islands, to butcher block countertops, to full perimeter cabinets, to flooring. The key is balancing those tones throughout. For example, if you are installing hardwood floors in your new home and butcher block countertops, ensure that the cabinetry provides enough contrast to keep the eye interested and engaged. Conversely, if you l love the look of white countertops with a light backsplash, perhaps do a wood island with a wood hoodfan detail to ground the space.
2. Walk-In Pantry
Most would agree that when it comes to kitchen storage, there is no such thing as too much. That’s why many homeowners are opting for a walk-in styled pantry to accompany their kitchen. Walk-in pantries or butler’s pantries can both provide storage for a variety of foods and small appliances such as mixers, blenders and coffee machines. A mixture of open shelving and closed cabinets can make organizing a breeze. Depending on the size, they can also become a convenient place to work or to prep dishes while entertaining.
The important thing to consider when thinking about incorporating a walk-in pantry into your new home is how you will use the space. How much are you planning to store? Will you use the items in the pantry often or will it only store items that you do not use as frequently? How the pantry will be organized is a very personal thing and will differ from person to person. The answer to these questions will determine the size of pantry needed and how it will work with the layout of your kitchen.
3. Laundry Room
Gone are the days of hauling laundry baskets up and down stairs. Homeowners are now looking for laundry rooms located on the same floor as the bedrooms to make laundry day a breeze. Often the laundry room can also have a second door leading into the master closet or ensuite for added accessibility.
When planning for a laundry room, the bigger this space can be, the better. A sink and a designated area for hanging dry clothes can help to increase the functionality of the laundry room. But if space is limited, one can also take advantage of the height of the room as well by adding floor to ceiling cabinets or shelving. The most important thing to think about is how you will use the space and what features are necessary for your lifestyle.
Minimalism has been quite popular for the last number of years, but we have been seeing a shift towards maximalism again. It is eccentric. It is colorful. But most importantly, it is fun! The key to this style is finding the right balance between textures, colors and patterns or prints. It can be best achieved by combining different styles, pops of historical elements, and brightly colored accents.
This style is very expressive and energetic, which is not always the best fit for everyone and that’s totally okay. If you are not sure if maximalism is right for your entire home, you can always incorporate a more maximalist style into a specific room. Powder rooms are great places to do this because they are small spaces that can make a big impact. Because not much time is spent in a powder room, they can be a great place to have a bit more fun with the design.
5. Home Office
As more and more people are working from home, a designated office space to inspire productivity has become a quintessential aspect of many homes. Home offices come in a variety of sizes and can range from a nook in the kitchen to an entirely separate room. The size and location of your home office will depend on how you will use the space. Do you work during the day? Consider a home office with large south-facing windows. Are the kids going to be home while you are working? Consider an office tucked away from the daily flow of your household. Last, but certainly not least, the important thing to remember when designing your home office is that it needs to be a space you enjoy working in.
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