Renovation is never an easy process, but it seems like each year, the projects get longer and more expensive. Luckily, there are some trends that you’ll be seeing a lot of in 2022 that will make renovations simpler and more efficient. They may even be things you’ll want to add to your home.
Here are seven trends happening in the renovation industry that we can look forward to:
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1. Natural Materials
The trend has already begun to use more natural materials in construction. More people are realizing that this is a smart move not just for the environment but also because it looks good and lasts longer. Look for stone countertops, wooden floor sinks made from solid ceramic or porcelain, and cabinets with metal pulls made of brushed nickel or stainless steel.
Be sure to keep an eye out for reclaimed wood, which can come from old homes being torn down. This wood will have unique color variations and even knots where branches were once attached, making each cabinet truly unique!
Everyone wants their home to be efficient, especially when it comes to energy usage. Luckily there are plenty of new technologies that make that possible while also reducing the need for energy. These include smart appliances that know when you are home or away and adjust their usage accordingly or flooring made from recycled materials.
Even better is adding more sustainable features to your renovation project. If you have a backyard, install a rain barrel to collect water for your garden to reduce your dependency on city water. You’ll be surprised how much water it can hold!
When planning renovations, it’s important to look ahead at what technology will exist by then so you can take advantage of its abilities to make the renovation process easier for yourself down the road. Planning now lets you take full advantage of innovations before they become mainstream, so you don’t feel bad about investing in them.
Consider implementing technology like wireless charging stations, remote controls for blinds and lighting, WiFi-enabled appliances that can be turned on from your phone, cameras for safety and security, or even a house-wide voice control system.
4. Open Spaces
Homeowners realize that open spaces are more inviting than closed-off rooms. This leads to many renovations with large open living spaces, lofts with exposed beams, and even electrical lines moved, so they are not visible in the finished product.
All of these things look great for people who like open floor plans but don’t want the mess that comes with creating them (moving walls, painting, etc.)
5. Decoration with Green Materials
Many homeowners are looking for ways to make their home decor more eco-friendly, and there are plenty of options. Reindeer moss is becoming very popular because of its ability to absorb heat and stay cool, and it’s also great for absorbing sound.
If you prefer wood, look for sustainable options like bamboo or reclaimed wood floors. If you need furniture, there are so many options available, including chairs made from cork and other natural materials, furniture made from recycled plastic bottles, and more!
6. Multi-Purpose Rooms
Depending on the size of your home, you may find that certain rooms just aren’t big enough to be used for their original purpose all the time. For example, a guest bedroom may only get regular use when friends visit, whereas everyone will use the living room constantly throughout the day.
To solve this problem, people started to design rooms for multiple purposes. For example, you could put a Murphy bed in your guest bedroom that folds out of the wall to create more space when you have guests over. You can even use it as extra storage or display space by having bookshelves on one side and clothes rods on the other, so it doubles as a closet!
7. Materials with Unique Attributes
Many homeowners realize that they can do much more with their renovation budget by using materials that have unique properties. Stone, for example, is not only beautiful but it’s also mold-resistant, which makes it great for bathrooms or kitchens.
You can use glass tiles to create gorgeous backsplashes in the kitchen, glass brick to let natural light shine in through your home while still offering privacy and even decorative mirror pieces on walls that reflect light making the space look larger than it actually is!
As you can see, there are many renovation trends that will be popular in 2022. Some of these include using more natural materials, adding sustainable features, and taking advantage of technology to make renovations easier. Keep an eye out for these trends as you plan your next renovation project!