House Beautiful asked 10 designers to share their predictions for 2022 kitchen trends — Carol Kurth talks about pet-friendly spaces.  Throughout the pandemic, many of us discovered a whole new level of appreciation for our kitchens.  More people adopted pets than ever before during COVID and as a result, they’re thinking about how to incorporate them into the heart of the home. Storage is always a premium in the kitchen, and unclaimed areas such as toe-kick space is often overlooked—what better way to utilize the space.