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The Top 7 Kitchen Design Trends For 2022

Design trends are always a hot topic on blogs and in magazines at the beginning of every new year.

I enjoy reading them, and use them as part of my research on developing what I feel will be the Kitchen design trends for the upcoming year.

This week I am attending KBIS, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Orlando, to present at the Voices From the Industry and to hopefully see some of these trends in person.

But, before I go I wanted to write about what I feel will be trending in Kitchen Design for 2022.

Once I return, I will fill you in on what I saw at KBIS, and let you know if the experience changed my opinion on my Top 7 Kitchen Design Trends for 2022.

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How to Design a Living in Place Kitchen

As the winner of the Living in Place Kitchen Category for the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Western Canada Design Excellence Awards 2021, I was thrilled to have this design philosophy honored.

Living in Place or Universal Design, is a type of design I specialize in and try to bring to every project I work on.

In this blog article I would like to share with you strategies on how to incorporate Living in Place concepts into your Kitchen designs.

Because I believe:

Universal Design will be at its best when not labeled or defined, but truly incorporated as an essential part of all good design.

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How Mouldings & Millwork Can Enhance Popular Kitchen Decor Styles in 2022

Every year in January I look at Kitchen design data.

By that I mean, what has been popular in the last year and what is predicted to trend in the upcoming year for Kitchens.

As a Kitchen Designer, it is important that you keep on top of these trends to best advise your clients.

In this blog article I want to explore how mouldings & millwork can enhance the most popular Kitchen styles in 2022.

I have been writing on moulding & millwork topics lately in anticipation of launching a FREE workshop on Integrating Mouldings and Millwork into your Kitchen Design Business.

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How to Integrate Posts into Your Kitchen Designs

As Kitchen Designers are opening up the Kitchen space to the rest of the home, there are many cases where a support post may be needed.

As much as we may want to have completely open spaces, that is not always possible.

The cost of an engineered beam may not be in the budget, or services for the entire building may run through the area to be opened up.

As the Kitchen Designer, it then becomes your job to make the post work with the structure and integrate with the overall design asthetic.

Let’s look at some solutions to integrate posts into your Kitchen Designs.

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Making Your Kitchen Designs Look as Good on the Inside as the Outside

When most of us think about Kitchen Design, the first thing that comes to mind is the aesthetic look of the room.

What is the color on the cabinet doors? What does the backsplash look like? What is the pattern on the countertop? What type of floors were installed?

All of these things contribute to the overall look of the Kitchen, but the Professional Kitchen Designer should also pay attention to how the interior of the Kitchen looks.

Let me explain.

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Farmhouse Style: Get the Look with Mouldings & Millwork

Farmhouse style has been popular with consumers in recent years and it is still a top choice for homeowners renovating their Kitchens.

The 2021 Houzz Kitchen Trends study shows 12% of respondents chose Farmhouse as the style for their new Kitchen, behind Contemporary (14%), Modern (15%), and Transitional (21%).

My research shows the best way to get the Farmhouse look is to employ mouldings and millwork effectively.

Let’s have a look at how you, the Professional Kitchen Designer, can bring the Farmhouse look to your client’s projects.

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How Mouldings Can Set the Stage for Your Projects

I believe that mouldings can add the finishing touch to your designs, taking them to the next level.

They are perfect for setting the stage for you client’s rooms.

Without mouldings most interior designs can feel flat.

In this blog article I will illustrate how different mouldings can produce different looks even before the furnishings and accessories are layered in.

I also wanted to let you know I will be sharing a FREE Workshop called Integrating Mouldings and Millwork Into Your Kitchen Design Business next month.

You can subscribe here to be notified of when it goes live:

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2021 Western Canada Design Excellence Award Finalist: Contemporary Large Bathroom

In my last couple of VESTA Blogs I have highlighted the 3 kitchens that were selected as finalists in the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Western Canada Design Excellence Awards.

I was thrilled that 3 of my Kitchens were selected from the over 120 entries received.

The two categories where I was short listed include Traditional Large Kitchen and Contemporary Large Kitchen. These were two great projects to work on.

I was ecstatic to have have won for best Living in Place Kitchen. This was a project that in the eyes of most would have been a risk but it paid off for both the developer and Vestabul Design.

In this post, I want to take you through my entry that placed in the Contemporary Large Bathroom Category.

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2021 Western Canada Design Excellence Awards Finalist

Vestabul Design was a finalist in the 2021 Western Canada Design Excellence Awards in 4 categories.

We took home a win in the Living in Place Category!

With over 120 entries in the competition we were also thrilled to be selected as a finalist in:

  • Contemporary Kitchen Large
  • Traditional Kitchen Large
  • Contemporary Bathroom Large

In this blog post I will take your through the design of Vestabul Design’s Contemporary Kitchen Large and Traditional Kitchen Large entries.

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2021 Western Canada Design Excellence Award Winner!

Vestabul Design was the winner in the category Living in Place Kitchen Category for the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Western Canada Design Excellence Awards on December 02, 2021.

Vestabul Design was also a finalist in 3 other categories:

  • Large Traditional Kitchen
  • Large Contemporary Kitchen
  • Large Bathroom

In this post I will walk you through the design of this Winning Kitchen!

But before we jump in, if you would like to keep updated on VESTABUL SCHOOL OF DESIGN’S up coming events please subscribe to my list. I have a FREE Workshop in the works I’d love to invite you to!

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Rounding Out Your Designs with Rosettes

Ornamental trim is a type of trim that adds a highly decorative element to a design.

One of the most popular pieces of trim in this category is the rosette.

The traditional rosette is a round, stylized motif that features a botanical design. It was derived from the natural shape of the circular formation of leaves around a flower.

It has been a popular motif for centuries, adapting to interior design trends and consumer tastes again and again.

Let’s explore how this decorative element can enhance contemporary designs.

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Case Study: Principle Bathroom Moulding Makeover

Mouldings are often not the first thing a Kitchen & Bath Designer may think of when updating a bathroom, but maybe it should be.

Not every bathroom needs a to-the-studs renovation to transform it.

If your client’s bathroom has good bones consider turning to mouldings for a cost effective update.

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