Kitchen Design Trends 2022
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Kitchen Design Trends 2022

If you’re thinking about getting a new kitchen for your home this year, chances are you’re already doing some research by looking for inspiration or just seeing what’s available.

It might not be something you’ve thought about before, but it could also be worth finding out what the current trends are in the world of modern kitchen design and installation. That’s because, as in so many areas where design is important, fashions and ideas can change from year to year.

Of course, if you’re thinking you’re not one to follow a trend and want to do your own thing, remember that understanding current trends isn’t just about style and colour choices (although it does include those things!). It can also be about using the latest innovations and developments that can make our lives easier, solve particular dilemmas and issues such as storage, and offer solutions to the way we live our lives these days.

To that end, the team at Highline Design & Build has brought together the key kitchen design trends in 2022 that you need to be aware of.A woman working from home in a kitchen

Flexible kitchen areas and kitchen zoning

Whether it’s properly behind us or not, the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on several areas of our lives. Perhaps the most significant is the number of people now spending at least some of the week working from home.

Those without the luxury of having a spare room that can be used as an office are having to be creative in making the necessary space to work in, and the kitchen area is proving a popular choice. That might be because it’s generally used more for its culinary function in the evening, leaving it free to be used for work during the day.

Nevertheless, switching between the two functions needs to be as seamless as possible, and that means that much of modern kitchen design is about finding suitable solutions. Kitchen zoning is all about creating designated areas for specific purposes, and if you want to work from your kitchen, that needs to be incorporated into its design.

Smart storage

As our kitchens accumulate increasing numbers of gadgets of varying usefulness, and as more of us work from home, designers are incorporating smart storage to reduce the amount of stuff left sitting on work surfaces – whether that’s to make cooking easier or to reduce the mess cluttering up the background on those Zoom meetings.

Making practical use of every available space is one of the most important new trends in kitchen design – and is particularly vital when it comes to small kitchen design.

Making the right colour choices

Kitchens are often thought of as primarily functional spaces, but that doesn’t mean they have to be visually dull. Of course, you can design your kitchen any way you want, but if you do want to be on trend in 2022, you need to know that blues and greens are proving particularly popular choices this year. And don’t be limited when it comes to where you’re using those colours, because they could just as easily be green and blue units and cabinets as green and blue walls. 


Making sure that what we do has as little negative impact on the environment as possible is as important for home improvement as it is for anything else. In the world of kitchen design, that can mean everything from units made from recycled and responsibly sourced materials to cabinets specifically designed to be easy to refresh with new accessories and a lick of paint when you fancy a new look.

Bold floor tiles

They may not be for everyone, but bold patterns on the kitchen floor are definitely in. They could be monochromatic or made up of strong colours (blues – again – and pinks especially), in a chequerboard or other patterned style. Let your imagination flow!

Whatever kitchen design ideas you’re considering, Highline Design & Build can help from concept through to kitchen installation. Our experienced team has the skills and creative ability to provide both practical solutions and aesthetically pleasing style, no matter how complicated or simple a kitchen design you’re looking for.

Get in touch now to find out more – we work in and around Egham, Twickenham and Weybridge.

How long will my project take?

Each project is different and the size of the build will determine the time it will take to complete; however, an average rear extension/loft conversion will take approximately six weeks from start to finish.

Will I be able to live in my property while the work goes on?

Yes, you will be able to live in the property. If this is the case, we will attempt to leave the breaking through into the house until as late as possible in the project.

Will someone be on site every day?

Yes, we will have someone on site every day. However, the caveat to this is if we are waiting on drying times or materials. That being said, we will endeavour to have a team member/team members present as much as possible to ensure the project is completed in a timely manner.

Will an extension add value to my property?

Absolutely, it is becoming more and more popular to add space to your existing property instead of the hassle and fees involved with moving. Adding additional square meterage can add up to 10-20% onto the market value.

Can you help with plans/designs?

Of course, we can offer suggestions and ideas, and show you previous projects. We can also arrange for you to visit a previous project if required. We have built relationships with trusted architects and can introduce you to our preferred contacts in order to obtain your drawings.

How long does it take to get planning permission?

It will depend upon whether you are applying for permitted planning or full planning permission. Different councils work to different timescales; however, as a guide from submission of plans it will take approximately 8-12 weeks.