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Story sponsored by Parr Lumber. The staff at Parr Lumber can help homeowners make their kitchen dreams a reality

These are the lastest kitchen trends for 2022.As we settle into the new normal that is 2022, many homeowners are looking to refresh and reorganize their kitchens to accommodate working and schooling from home.

A multipurpose kitchen blends traditional kitchen functions and provides space to work or study from home. These multifunctional kitchens will be in hot demand as more people go digital.

Dual islands

If you want to take your kitchen to the next level and provide the ultimate flexibility, consider adding an island — or two. Kitchen islands have been around for decades, but the newest trend is dual islands. One island is used for traditional kitchen functions, and may include a sink or cooktop range. The second island is set aside for school or work. It should provide plenty of open space for laptops and notebooks and include comfortable seating and a charging station to keep all your electronics powered up.


With the recent focus on health and cleanliness, having countertops that are easy to clean, and keep clean, is a number one priority. Countertop material should make your life easier. Materials like natural quartz are perfect for multipurpose kitchen and island countertops. They are durable, natural, and easy to clean and sanitize. Quartz doesn't require any maintenance and is the hardest non-precious stone on the planet. It comes in various beautiful and intricate colors that have been rigorously tested for heat and stain resistance.


Changing cabinets is a great way to update your kitchen and incorporate multiple purposes into your storage system. Whether it's refreshing your existing design, upgrading, or completely reinventing how you prepare meals for your family, new cabinets can help. Both the design and layout of your kitchen are personal decisions. It reflects what works best for the way you live. Updating your kitchen cabinets to reflect how you live and eat can make your meal prep faster and more efficient.

Hardware and organization

The hardware and organization accessories you choose for your multipurpose kitchen are functional statement pieces that shape how you live and work in the space. The performance of your kitchen is based on how efficiently and thoughtfully it's organized. For example, you can use drawer organizers, cabinet organization, shelving and brackets to improve the efficiency of your cooking space.

Creative reuse

Due to supply chain issues and shipping delays, many homeowners are upcycling the old to create a new look in their kitchen. Reusing existing furniture and appliances available in your local area is a great way to shorten the wait for materials to be shipped to your home. As an alternative, look for garage sales and antique store finds that can be refinished and incorporated into your design. And don't worry if the pieces don't all match, as eclectic pieces can be brought together by using similar finish colors or hardware.

Whether you need some small accents to upcycle or you're looking to renovate completely, the Parr Cabinet Design center team can help every step of the way. Check out one of their showrooms located throughout Oregon and Washington to find out more.


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