The popularity of home improvement and remodeling projects significantly increased in the Summer of 2020, given that everyone was spending more time at home. While many thought this trend would only last for about a year, expecting a decline once everyone returned to the office, it’s still going strong.
From the booming real estate market to more homeowners opting to work from home, it seems as though improving one’s space for resale purposes or to make their space more comfortable is still top of mind. Whether you’re planning to increase the value of your home, or just want a few ideas as to how to update the look and feel of your space, we can help. Here is our list of the top home improvement projects that have been very popular in 2022!
Enhancing Outdoor Spaces and Features
It’s a given that during the warmer months, people want to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. So, we’re seeing a lot of homeowners invest their money and time into outdoor projects that give them a beautiful space to enjoy the weather.
From putting in a pool to building a deck or adding privacy screens, there are tons of options here that can fit in with your budget. If you’re looking for an easier project that is more affordable, we suggest focusing on your sitting and lounging areas. Grabbing new furniture, putting in a fireplace (or opting for a chiminea) is a great place to start! But if you want something a little more elaborate, installing an outdoor kitchen, pool, or building out your dining areas has been very popular this year.
Investing in Home Office Spaces
The rise of the home office is not slowing down anytime soon! In fact, we’ve seen more and more homeowners invest in elaborate projects for this space, really making their home office the center for productivity and work.
From separate seating areas to purchasing sitting to standing desks, homeowners are getting creative in turning what was once a spare bedroom into a designated space for work. If you’re just starting out in building your home office, start with the basics such as grabbing the furniture you need and painting the room to feel inspiring. But if you’re looking to take this room up a level, try decorating or focusing on design aspects that can really help make this space feel like your own.
Creating a Mud/Transition Room
This transitional space between the outdoors and the living space of your home is perfect, especially if you have a big family! We’ve seen many homeowners build out this space to include storage for shoes and coats, designated areas for dog leashes, as well as include a drop-off zone for packages and deliveries. The possibilities for this room are endless, and what is perfect is that it can be customized to your and your family’s needs.
Building out a Separate Laundry Room
Imagine being able to do laundry in a beautiful space that is nicely organized and laid out, so you can find everything you need. Sounds pretty great, right? That is why we are so happy about this trend!
So long are the days of doing laundry in a dimly lit basement or in the hallway of your home. Nowadays, homeowners are creating designated rooms for laundry. It’s beautiful, it’s organized and it’s a trend we wish happened sooner!
Having Two Kitchen Islands Instead of One
It may seem as though open-concept kitchens are on their way out, however, the trend of using the kitchen for many purposes is still alive and well. One thing we’ve noticed this year is that many kitchens are starting to have two islands. One is used for preparing, washing, and cooking food whereas the second island serves the purpose of entertaining. It’s a simple idea that allows your dinner guests or friends and family to stay together while the meals are being made.
Here Come the Smart Homes
From the Nest to having hands-free faucets, technology is making an impact in homes, especially this year! We typically see technology being used for more functional purposes, such as the Nest, home security systems, or outlets that can be controlled by one’s phone. But this year, we noticed that technology was being used in more exciting ways such as for home sound systems, hands-free faucets, and smart appliances in the kitchen. It not only adds value to your home, but it also makes it more convenient and enjoyable!
So, if you’re finally ready to finally dive into a home renovation, or if you’re looking for more ways to revamp your home, these trends have been incredibly popular this year! The best part is that you can make your project as elaborate or as simple as you please. We have a Team of Trades that we work with so please reach out to us if you would like assistance in finding a tradesperson for your project.
Happy home renovating!