10 Best Home Remodeling Trends for 2022
The remodeling market has soared since the pandemic started and homeowners enjoy equity as the demand for housing continues to soar. People are spending more time at home and recognized the need to update their indoor and outdoor spaces with an emphasis on functionality, aesthetics and sustainability.
Whether you decide to DIY or hire professional licensed specialists, it’s a worthwhile investment. One added benefit of working with an architect or contractor is that they’ll be able to help you narrow your options.
1. Update + Refresh
Not all remodeling projects have to be major overhauls. Updating furniture and decor can also give your home a much-needed refresh. Our homes affect our moods so incorporating calming colors and customized features are great ways to breathe new life into your space.
Adding a fresh coat of paint, new carpet, accent walls and backsplashes yourself can save you money. Consider opting for a modern upgrade with LED or recessed lighting to make your home look bright and inviting.
2. Parental Units and ADUs
Though they tend to cost more, an often overlooked demographic are seniors who are choosing to ‘age-in-place’ by adding improvements, like, roll-in showers, grab bars and non-slip flooring to stay in their homes for as long as possible. These upgrades can also be beneficial for families living with several generations under one roof. Building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is the ideal way to add a separate living space to your property since it maximizes privacy, convenience, and flexibility.
Here are a few examples:
- Change the flooring
- Mural or accent wall
- Remove a wall or add a door
- Paint the ceiling
- Add or remove furniture
- Statement light fixture
Texture has been highly sought-after this year and the use of faux finishing installed materials create fresh, attainable looks. When adding square footage isn’t an option, creating multipurpose spaces offers a great deal of flexibility for many homeowners— Murphy beds and sleeper sofas can transform almost any room into a bedroom.
Utilitarian bathrooms are out of style, these days it’s all about turning your bathroom into a retreat. Color therapy is on the rise and with the collective focus on getting back to nature, tonal greens, tropical blues and burnt oranges are making quite the splash. People want to make their indoor spaces as vibrant as possible, which can be done with bathroom remodeling.
Some of the most popular trends include:
- Matte black fixtures
- Large master bathrooms on the main level
- Bright wallpaper statements
- Spa aesthetic
- Organic elements
- Vintage furniture
If you’re looking to create a design focal point in addition to increasing your property value then a luxurious floor-to-ceiling layout might be the project for you. Some benefits of floor-to-ceiling windows include:
- More natural light to save energy and money
- More visual access to natural beauty outside
- Improving a small house, making it look more spacious
- Modernizing your home and making it more inviting
6. Living Room
Living rooms are inherently multi-purpose rooms, but they should still reflect your personality while keeping practicality and comfort in mind. Adding minor but crucial personal touches can really change the look and feel of a home to match your tastes.
With a focus on simplicity, a swivel chair can add unexpected versatility to a living room by giving a person the option to shift positions toward or away from elements within the room— swing around to have a conversation then swing back to take in scenic views of the outdoors.
Quality flooring is foundational to the cohesiveness of any room.
Flooring options have evolved to include:
- Cork floors that warm your feet in winter
- Clean-engineered wood floors
- Stained concrete floors
Be sure to compare samples and see what it looks like on a grand scale.
Kitchen remodels show no signs of slowing down with more people cooking and eating at home. Most people regard their kitchen as a central meeting place in the home and now more than ever, a well-designed functional kitchen has become highly coveted. Kitchen islands have become unofficial classrooms and adding more outlets would be a great value-add.
Current trends show homeowners choosing to spend more on luxe finishes and features. In addition, if you ever plan on selling or renting the property, the ROI for remodeling your kitchen and bathroom is high.
A current popular trend is to create color contrasts in the kitchen between the countertops and backsplash or the cabinets and the island.
- Splurging on specific features
- Making major modifications to kitchen layout, systems and walls
- Brightening up spaces by installing light fixtures above islands
- Adding vinyl flooring
- Installing high tech appliances
Another rising trend is the demand for outdoor space, either for entertaining, gardening or growing produce. Before 2020, outdoor enhancements were an afterthought; now it tops the list of spaces to be renovated. Backyards and patios rival indoor living spaces as most of us continue to shelter in place. Requests for pizza ovens have also grown in popularity.
9. Innovative Home Design
In 2022, more than half of all home renovations will include smart technology. Shopping for furniture using 3D models and virtual staging has become more commonplace as the industry continues to shift toward new technologies. Sophisticated smart technology is able to automate home systems with the touch of a screen—everything from security systems and thermostats to vacuum cleaners.
10. Sustainability Everywhere
Environmental concerns shine a light on sustainability and eco-friendly remodeling for your home.
Here are some green upgrades to consider:
- Brick or stone exterior walls
- Repurposed flooring (bamboo or cork)
- Solar panels
- Smart windows
- Automatic Humidistat
- Hemp insulation
Are you ready to remodel? Let’s get started!
At Kamanski Construction, we have over 30 years of experience. We believe in quality work done right and making sure the process goes as smoothly as possible— let our highly skilled team of designers and contractors help you customize your newly remodeled home today, it’s just one click away.