With Thanksgiving on its way, many homeowners are preparing to host guests for the big meal. And the two most important rooms in the house for this particular holiday are the kitchen and the dining room. Over the past few years, dining rooms have seen a lot more activity than they did before the pandemic. The room we only used for holidays or special occasions has now become a multi-purpose room or for some, a place where everyday meals are shared by the family. Let’s take a look at how design trends have shifted for dining rooms post pandemic.
Six Popular Home Design Trends for 2022
The increased time spent at home over the past few years has encouraged homeowners to take a keen interest in making updates to their homes. One of the top online resources to find ideas and inspiration is Houzz.com, where users can search over 20 million photos. Houzz took a look at the top searches during the first quarter of 2022 and revealed the following six design trends are on the rise.
Two of biggest builder industry shows were just held in Orlando earlier this month, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the International Builder Show (IBS). Approximately 70,000 people attend these shows annually to see the latest trends and innovations from 1,200 exhibitors in appliances, flooring, countertops, fixtures, and finishes. We love to read about the most exciting products that make their debut at the shows and thought you might be interested too!
Shifts in Kitchen Design Trends
Kitchens have long been the go-to family gathering space in many homes. As remodelers, we’ve been incorporating custom layouts and features that support entertaining, tv viewing, multiple chefs, and beverage centers. And within the past year, we’ve been asking our homes to do even more for us, particularly in our kitchens. It’s not a stretch to say that the kitchen has become the home office and/or classroom for a lot of folks, which has resulted in the rise of new design trends.
Every year, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) surveys designers, architects, and remodelers to learn what styles, materials and innovations are expected to become popular in the near future. In 2020, the results from over 700 professionals pointed to four distinct design themes, several of which can be credited to how the pandemic has impacted the need to adapt our homes to support our new stay-at-home lifestyles.