These Were the Top Home Renovation Trends of 2022
Homes across the country have evolved dramatically over the past decade. The housing industry has seen a significant shift in trends, as homeowners are now looking for more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly features in their homes. 2018 was the year of self-sustained living, as many homeowners installed solar panels and green roofs to generate their own electricity and collect rainwater, reducing their carbon footprint. This is all predicted to evolve even further by 2022.
As new homes across the country become more and more efficient, we can expect to see an increased demand for energy-efficient homes by 2022. The housing industry has seen a significant shift away from conventional materials that have traditionally been used for construction, such as brick and mortar. As homeowners shift to more energy-efficient materials, they are beginning to opt for personalization and customization in their homes. The use of different types of materials in the construction of a home can often be used to restrict its interior design, but new technologies are now being used to create homes with no limitations on their design.
Though homeowners have always been able to add personal touches and customize their homes, in the new energy-efficient environment, homeowners will be able to select from a wide range of materials that have been developed specifically for this purpose. High-performance windows will be able to be customized with a variety of different colors and patterns to help homeowners add even more personal touches to their homes. Homeowners will also be able to select new colors for walls, such as copper, black, white and charcoal. New hardwood floors, such as maple and walnut, will also become increasingly popular with homeowners looking for a more natural aesthetic in their home renovations.
Modern, Multitasking Kitchens:
Kitchens will continue to become larger and more multifunctional. By 2022, kitchens will take on a whole new look, becoming less traditional and more sleek and modern. Countertops with built-in refrigeration and food storage will be available, as well as kitchen islands that can be used for dining and preparing food. Innovative gourmet appliances will be developed to allow homeowners to cook food in new ways. A new movement towards custom kitchen appliances will also be on the rise. Appliances will continue to provide more and more options for the homeowner in their kitchens, utilizing the most advanced technology.
Green Roofs and Solar Panels:
As the government continues to promote environmental awareness and public health, homeowners are looking for ways to increase sustainability in their homes. By 2022, we can expect to see a significant increase in the use of green roofs and solar panels across homes in America. While these technologies have become very common in homes in many countries, their use is still relatively uncommon in the United States. As homeowners continue to invest in these technologies, we can expect to see more and more of them installed across the country.
Open Floor Plans Started to Fall Out of Favor:
As the average home size continues to increase, architects and designers have been designing larger and larger homes that combine historical styles with modern features. By 2022, open floor plans will become much less popular, as homeowners continue to look for more privacy and space in their homes. The trend of smaller, more intimate spaces will continue to remain.
As the number of families with multiple generations living under one roof continues to rise, there will be an increase in homes built specifically for this purpose. These homes will offer privacy, but will also give all family members a space to live comfortably and interact with each other. Aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins of all ages will have a place to visit with one another as evidenced by the growth in multi-generational homes over the past decade.
As the housing industry continues to evolve and grow, we can expect to see an increase in homebuilding technologies that will continue to make our houses more sustainable and efficient. By 2022, we can expect to see a significant shift away from using traditional materials in the construction of our homes.
Guest Bedrooms Became Destinations:
By 2022, guest bedrooms will become more and more popular as the number of families with children dramatically increases. These larger spaces will be used for separate sleeping areas for guests, who will often utilize them to host overnight guests. Many modern houses and apartments also feature rooftop terraces that allow homeowners to have greater usage of their homes and give them another great place to entertain family, friends, and visitors.
Personalized Primary Bedrooms:
By 2022, we can expect to see a significant growth in the usage of personalization and customization in the design of homes. New technologies will allow homeowners to select from an array of materials that can be used to create a more personalized environment. This will allow homeowners to select finishes, such as wood and marble, that they want in their rooms. These finishes will also include furniture, fixtures and accessories as well.
As technology continues to evolve, we will also see a significant increase in the use of green roofs on homes. Green roofs are flat spaces on rooftops that are covered with vegetation and soil. As this design trend continues to grow, we can expect to see more and more homes built with rooftop gardens and terraces that serve as outdoor living spaces for homeowners.
Investing in Landscaping:
By 2022, homeowners will bring their outdoor spaces indoors as they begin to incorporate landscaping into the design of their houses. We will see the increasing use of plants and gardens around windows and doors in the homes. The popularity of living areas that are designed to look like outdoor patios will also continue to grow as well.
As appliances continue to get more and more efficient, we can expect to see an increase in the use of solar panels, green roofs and other sustainability technologies in the coming years. As the home design industry continues to advance, we can also expect to see a significant increase in the use of these technologies as well. As the average size of homes continues to increase, we can also expect to see an increase in open floor plans as well as more locations for small, intimate spaces in our houses. The demand for environments that feel like a home will continue to grow as well. Large and cluttered homes were popular for a long time, but with trends such as living tiny becoming increasingly popular, it looks like we are heading towards a new approach to home design.