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Peregrine Design/Build

03/25/2022 01:19PM ● By Rachel Cloutier

The building industry has been experiencing a boom in remodeling requests, and this trend will continue, according to ProRemodeler magazine. When choosing to remodel your home, selecting a builder and a designer are as important as deciding on the right project. 

Our objective at Peregrine Design/Build is to provide the design support and resources you need to make valuable decisions. A big part of that support is listening carefully to you in order to understand your desires. Through consistent collaboration, we work to ensure the highest level of satisfaction and trust. 



From the creative process to the construction phase, our seamless approach offers a predictable and streamlined process. We follow through on each stage and stand behind our work, which is founded on our delivery, professional resources, quality of construction, and a team who loves what they do. We're proud that the majority of our work comes from direct referrals from past and current clients. There is no higher compliment. 

Kitchens and bathrooms have remained our most requested rooms to remodel, and they typically yield the best return on investment. The following ideas highlight some trends that we are seeing in kitchen and bath design for 2022.


Multiple Window Banks

There is an overall trend in interior architecture of connecting with nature and the outdoors. This is apparent in the use of colors and design elements, such as selecting greens in paint, cabinets, and furniture. Blues are also highly sought after and are being used in cabinets and kitchen islands. You will see plants and floral motifs popping up everywhere—everyone wants to experience nature indoors!

In this kitchen renovation, an irregularly shaped walnut overhang on the honed Imperial Danby marble island creates visual and dynamic interest. Honed marble countertops have been a desirable choice because of their soft luster and ability to hide scratches. An expansive bank of windows allows the beautiful lake views and natural light deep into the space. 


Kitchen design is moving towards having fewer upper cabinets with more functional lower cabinets and pantry areas. This offers a more open feel to the otherwise cramped and visually overloaded kitchen aesthetic. Organization and specialty drawers are high on clients' wish lists. From spice drawers to vertical cookie sheet storage, staying organized is always a top priority. 

While white kitchens continue to remain popular, mixing in natural wood or a painted island gives the kitchen a new level of visual interest. Classic details, such as unlacquered brass hardware or mixing hardware finishes, can heighten the creative look in an all-white kitchen, much like jewelry accentuates a stylish outfit. 

Black Accents

There has been a heightened interest in going bold and using black accents. This kitchen was remodeled using black-framed windows by Marvin. They add dimension and visual interest. Quartz counters continue to be popular for their variety and durability. The Absolute Black tops set the stage for complimenting the dark accents of the cabinet hardware and window frames. 

 Flower and Leaf Motifs

With many of us spending more time indoors, especially during the colder months, design trends point towards making a connection to nature and the outdoors. We are seeing this expressed in wallpaper and murals. If a bold floral motif seems too much for you, try it in a smaller room, such as a powder room or in a piece of artwork.  

Natural Color Palettes 

Research supports that using a natural color palette can reduce stress, increase productivity, and boost creativity. It can also help reduce blood pressure and heart rate. 

This room has a soothing color palette and natural light, bringing the outdoors into the space. Biophilia, the love of life and living things, is trending. We would argue it’s more like a timeless feature in the interior environment.

The best design ideas usually start with a spark of inspiration, such as a favorite paint color. Epitomizing a spa-like space, this room connects all the trends of nature, well-being, and sanctuary that we are looking for in our home.

Moody Hues

A pop of bold paint color can also give a space an intimate feel. Bold paint choices can change the mood and refresh tired rooms. Benjamin Moore named October Mist 1495 the color of 2022. It’s a light sage green, which once again echoes the trends of soothing green—nature-inspired and botanical. 

One of the greatest joys of being in business for over 30 years is the lasting relationships we've created and the trust we have gained as we improve and upgrade Vermonters’ homes and interior environments. Peregrine considers our clients as extended family members and strives to be available for all their home needs. In this uncertain time, we want you to know that we are only a phone call away. Peregrine Design/Build will continue to be the fine home builder and remodeling firm that you have come to expect. 

Peregrine Design/Build 

49 Commerce Ave. Unit A1
South Burlington, VT
(802) 383-1808

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