Patrick Speck, Leader LIXIL Global Design (parent of the GROHE brand) shares insights straight from the design studio that will emerge in 2022.

As many of us continue to incorporate hybrid ways of working, spending more time at home – and perhaps, sharing more of it on our social media channels – new trends are emerging for 2022.

The kitchen and bathroom are leading the way when it comes to creating spaces which are both functional and well-designed.

Considerations such as sustainability, self-care, wellness, and multi-functionality are high on the agenda, while style features and design nuances continue to play an important factor in renovation decisions.

Spa-inspired luxury, right at home

Living through a pandemic, coupled with seeing more of each other’s homes on Instagram Reels and TikTok hacks, means we’re all looking to invite more moments of indulgence and wellbeing into our homes.

With searches for ‘freestanding bath’ and ‘slipper bath’ increasing by 228% and 237% respectively in the last year according to Houzz, it’s clear that creating a spa-like bathroom is an ideal first step to inviting luxury into our homes.

Think calming scents, greenery and thoughtful design to Japanese style toilets and step in spa showers at the top end of the scale.

Wall-hung units and sanitaryware make for a more streamlined bathroom, ideal for smaller spaces, while metallic-finished brassware and soothing rainfall shower heads add a premium touch.

A more sustainable home

While relaxing showers, minimalist wet room designs and slim-line taps are growing in popularity, easily sustainable homes have also become a top consideration for us following the pandemic, with our impact on the planet being highlighted more than ever.

Enabling homeowners to live more sustainably without compromising on design or features, GROHE’s product innovations include cold-start taps to help save energy and technology to reduce water flow across taps and showers without disrupting usage.

GROHE’s flagship Cradle-to-Cradle Certified® to Level Gold product ranges have been designed to work towards a circular economy, meaning each component can be broken down and re-used endlessly in future products – helping homeowners’ shop with a conscious.

Office cooler convenience

While we might be saving hundreds of pounds a year forgoing a shop-bought coffee on our morning commute, filtered water to keep refreshed and hydrated throughout the day is a luxury we can keep – without the guilt of buying bottled water.

Swapping the office water cooler for your local tap water may not initially scream sophistication, but with GROHE’s Blue Home water system, we’re encouraging the reduced use of plastic water bottles while enjoying the most convenient of refreshments.