At Gateway Kitchen + Bath we work with so many amazing partners and brands to do what we do. From the first glimmer of an idea, through the whole renovation and right up to the moment we celebrate a the completion of a project with you, we have worked with and been supported by so many different companies. We couldn’t build spaces for you without their hard work and incredible products!
One of the ways we like to be a good teammate is using our voice to amplify the voices of the rest of our team! The home renovation industry has many creative, innovative and trendy ideas in it and they can be such a great source of inspiration for us and you.
We pulled together a bunch of posts from some of our friends that talk about new trends we’re seeing for the coming year (and some old trends made new!). If you missed our Kitchen Trends 2022 post, check it out here!
First up is Superior Cabinets. We love working with Superior! With an incredible selection, we feature their beautiful semi-custom cabinetry in many of our designs. (Click here to learn about the difference between custom and semi-custom cabinets). Their trends experts have compiled a comprehensive post about all the new and exciting design elements they’re seeing and we couldn’t resist kicking off this post with it! I think one of our favourite trends that they’ve picked up on is wood hood fans. Bringing the warmth and beauty of a custom wood piece to something as utilitarian as a hood fan is just the thing we like to see. Also featured in their post are: vertical stone applications, trending colours and THREE-toned kitchens! Check out their post!
Solid Stone Countertops provides custom-fabricated stone countertops to Winnipeg and the surrounding area. From the unique beauty of natural stones like granite, marble and quartzite, to the flawless consistency of manufactured quartz and porcelain, Solid Stone makes stone surfaces that shine. At Gateway we’re big fans of stone countertops, so when we saw that they had a post about the trends they’re seeing, we had to share. Their 6 Rock Solid Kitchen Trends post covers some of those design details that are poised to stick around for many years to come.
We’ve seen the hardware world fall in love in with matte, and if there’s any trend to follow for all the bling, it’s this one. Matte fixtures and hardware are all the rage and our friends at Delta have a post highlighting the use of matte black in your home renovations. They have a few stunning examples and give you some tips about how to best use this trend for a little extra drama in your space. Check out their post: Matte Black is the New Black
The fixation on building bigger (especially when it comes to the kitchen) had been on our radar for a while, and it seems like everyone wants a bigger, more functional space for their kitchens. While the temptation to tear down walls is great, it’s just not practical for everyone and every home. So what is there to do for those of us who have space limitations but still want the feeling of space? Our friends at Moen have answers in their post: 6 Tricks to Make your Small Kitchen Feel Big. From minimizing what is sitting on the floor and in traffic areas, to making use of vertical space and open shelving, their suggestions will add some breathing room to even the smallest of spaces.
Trends come and go, it’s a fact of the design world. Being able to find the ones that don’t look dated decades after the fact is a real trick to master (and something we strive to accomplish in every renovation). Our friends at Blanco pulled together this great post (Design through the Decades) that brought back memories of some of the most popular trends from the last three decades that are still just as drool-worthy today. If you’re wondering what trend from the 90’s could possibly have stood the test of time, you’re not alone! We won’t spoil the fun, go check it out!
Hope you were as inspired as we were by these talented folks! If anything sparked your interest and you’re thinking it’s time for a kitchen renovation, give us a call or schedule a free one-hour consultation with one of our talented designers. We’d love to build something for you (with a little help from our friends, of course!)