If you’re setting out to find out how to plan a kitchen in you home in South Dublin or County Wicklow, there are so many design elements that need to be addressed, like all the previous years including 2021. From choosing the right layout to work for your needs to researching the best appliances, splashbacks and worktops to create a space that you love. Kitchen trends and ideas 2022 in Ireland, too, are important to keep in mind, especially when it comes to adding value for resale.
It’s a bit of a false economy to spend a fortune on an unusual kitchen that may not appeal to others, especially if you plan to sell up in a few years time. Choosing a look that has universal appeal and – dare we say it – bang on trend will attract rather than repel potential buyers.
The latest kitchen trends are so much more than the standard white space of old. Bursting with practical, yet beautiful materials in gorgeously rich colours from green to gold, the breadth of choice available these days is almost endless ensuring that there’s something to suit everyone.
Stylish and practical worksurface
As for worksurface material is extremely durable and easy to clean and maintain. InHouse Craft has an amazing selection of colours, some which look like real marble. Many clients enjoy cooking and want to ensure a worksurface doesn’t stain easily.
Discussing contrast is a great starting point, when planning a kitchen, such as light doors with a dark worksurface or vice versa. But worksurface choice is always about how hardwearing, heatproof and stain resistant it is.
Those on a budget can look at combining a wood-effect laminate for the main kitchen with a stone for an island, although it’s best not to introduce too many colours.
It seems we are paying lots of attention to handles, too. So contemporary handles are definitely remain a trend in 2022 for Ireland.
The Shaker door with a contemporary knurled black or brass handle is always popular, but we’ve recently designed a few kitchens with a slab door and contrasting gold or brass recessed profile detail, which gives a much more contemporary look.
These warmer metallics are great for teaming with blue or green units, but stone-effect doors are also sought. We might see more new sandstone or earthier finishes coming through, reflecting our concentration on nature and the environment.
Colourful cabinetry is a trend in 2022 year
Handle-less or classic Shaker remain the most popular kitchen trends in Ireland, but it seems we are embracing more colour.
People want practical, with matt doors in an anti-fingerprint finish highly desirable. But the introduction of bolder colour is something that we’re beginning to see lots more of lately.
In line with other interior trends, blues and greens are hugely popular with the richer hues becoming the quickest growing trend.