17 Must-Have Kitchen Designs and Products for 2022 and Beyond
From stylish designs and innovative technology to professional-grade features, these are the projects, products and trends you need to know about.
Fit to be Tide
A love of coastal architecture inspired the design for this Arcadia kitchen by interior designer Etta Cowdrey. To achieve a breezy Cape Cod motif, she paired custom navy cabinetry with accents of brass and black found in the hardware and on the range and hood. “It’s an unexpected pairing, but the result was a success,” the designer says. Rich white-oak floors, quartz countertops and a handcrafted tile backsplash complete the look.
Go With the Flow The Duncan Bridge Faucet by Newport Brass (shown in Forever Brass finish) combines vintage details with a modern silhouette—a perfect centerpiece for a contemporary industrial-themed kitchen. $3,106 (centralazsupply.com)
Superior Taste Dacor’s 24″ built-in wine dispenser invites you to taste and tipple your way through up to four bottles at a time. Using argon gas technology, wine stays fresh for up to 60 days without loss of flavor or aroma. Dual temperature zones keep both reds and whites at their recommended storage temperatures. $5,999 (expressionshomegallery.com)
Timeless Beauty Exposed, self-closing drawers and luxe upgrades such as leather inlays and organizing components make the new “b Solitaire” island by Bulthaup a sleek surface for food prep and storing kitchen tools and ingredients. Portable and tiered, the versatile design also has applications in different rooms as a showcase for jewelry, fashion pieces or objets d’art—a truly modular masterpiece. Why be an island unto oneself? Price upon request. (bulthaup.com)
Buzzworthy Made of anodized recyclable aluminum, Winehive is modeled after one of the most prolific architectural forms in nature—honeycomb. Customize according to your space, from a modern countertop wine rack to a full-scale wall display. One percent of proceeds is donated to Washington State University’s Honey Bee and Pollinator Research and Education program. From $130. (winehive.com)
The goal for this kitchen was to combine the soft, warm tones of the wood with the white stone and cabinets for a blend of modern and traditional styles,” says Phoenix Home & Garden Master of the Southwest award-winning architect Erik Peterson. Mixed metal fixtures and accents add texture and elegant contrast. Porcelain flooring, marble countertops, wood accents and painted cabinets give the space a neutral yet inviting appeal.
Posh Pulls Originally discovered in South Africa more than 200 years ago, prehnite has a soft pear hue with black and brown specks that together evoke nature. Compatible with all metal finishes, the semiprecious gemstone turns ordinary knobs and drawer pulls into genteel pieces of jewelry. From $45. (modern-matter.com)
The Dark Side A study in contrast, the new Blackened Steel finish for Eggersman’s Unique cabinetry collection is treated with oil to prevent corrosion. But it is intentionally not stainless—the surface will naturally patina and evolve over time to ensure the piece becomes truly one-of-a-kind. Price upon request. (eggersmannusa.com)
Glow Up Eggersman’s new Toolbar lighting rail casts a warm glow on backsplashes, shelving units and kitchen accessories. A dimmer allows adjustment of brightness and temperature to suit every mood. Price upon request. (eggersmannusa.com)
Earthy, organic tones and textures coalesce in a modern kitchen by interior designer Rachel McCloskey. “We incorporated natural wood elements into the design for warm texture and muted, yet deeply hued color,” she says of the Spanish-inspired design. Barrel-beam ceilings are grounded with playful, oversized lighting, quartz countertops, bronze fixtures and rattan barstools.
Lightbulb moment The classic conical shape of the Orsay Grande Pendant by designer Paloma Contreras adds gilded flourishes to the heart of the home. Pictured in hand-rubbed Antique Brass, the hanging lamp is the perfect addition to an industrial or midcentury modern kitchen. 17″H by 30″W by 8″ in diameter. $3,999 (circalighting.com)
Like Fine Wine Available in a luscious Burgundy hue, the Verona Prestige 36″ electric range offers extra space for baking, braising, roasting and toasting. Also available in stainless steel, matte black and white. $3,299. (spencerstv.com)
Concrete Idea Island Stone’s Impressions Collection reimagines concrete’s unique pattern and texture in a glass subway tile medium. Available in three colors, the glossy glass pieces add dimension, color and movement as a kitchen backsplash. 2″H by 8″W and 3.5″H by 12″W. $26 per square foot. (villagiotile.com)
Drip it Like it’s Hot Choose from ice-cold, sparkling or boiling water with the HydroTap by Zip, which offers filtered water to suit your taste and temperature needs on demand. From $5,823. (ferguson.com)
Bold Move Vibrantly hued appliances are a fun way to inject personality into an otherwise neutral space. Customize with Samsung’s MyBespoke, a 29-cubic-foot fridge with mix-and-match panels in a variety of colors and finishes. Stream videos, order groceries or display your favorite photos and artwork from the optional Family Hub screen. Price upon request. (ferguson.com)
Cold Play Keep your quaffs cold with a U-Chill in-counter cooling cylinder by U-Line. Unlike a traditional ice bucket, this drip-free container is inconspicuous—and offers three shades of LED color for added ambiance. $1,279. (ferguson.com)
Putting on the Rinse Quiet and understated, the Series 11 DishDrawer by Fisher & Paykel virtually disappears into cabinetry. Integrate with your appliance finishes or customize according to your kitchen materials. $1,199. (centralazsupply.com)
FIT TO BE TIDE—Architect: Greg Kent, KENTarchitects, Phoenix, kentarchitects.houzz.com. Builder: Ben Hawkins, Blackhawk Building Company, Scottsdale, blackhawkbuildingco.com. Interior designer: Etta Cowdrey, Studio V Interior Architecture & Design, Scottsdale, studiovinteriors.com. Cabinetry: Integrity Custom Cabinetry, Phoenix, integritycustomcabinetryllc.com. Backsplash: mediterratile.com. Countertops (Della Terra quartz in Silver Stallion): Arizona Tile, Tempe, arizonatile.com. Hardware: classic-brass.com. Plumbing fixtures: newportbrass.com. Paint on cabinetry (Gale Force blue): sherwin-williams.com.
SERENE SANCTUARY—Architect: Erik Peterson, AIA,NCARB, PHX Architecture, Scottsdale, phxarch.com. Builder: Platinum Homes, Scottsdale, platinumcompanies.com. Interior designer: Kim Scodro, Kim Scodro Interiors, kimscodro.com.
HACIENDA VIBES—Architect: Cory Black, Cory Black Design, Mesa, coryblackdesign.com. Builder: Modern Splendor Homes, Chandler, mshaz.com. Lead interior designer: Rachel McCloskey, THELIFESTYLEDCO, Phoenix, thelifestyledco.com.