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Top 8 Renovation Trends for 2022

2021 was another year full of uncertainty and change due to COVID-19. Many companies tried to get ‘back to normal’ and have employees attend offices full-time but have faced challenges like governmental restrictions, illness, quarantines, and people quitting because they want to work remotely.

We think that 2022 will force companies to change even more to adapt to increased remote work, and the home renovation market will continue to adapt and grow (as it did in 2020 & 2021) because we are spending so much time at home. We want our spaces to be functional and beautiful!

So, what will the new renovation trends be that will affect the construction industry this year? It’s always hard to predict this at the start of the year, but our team has done lots of research and come up with what we believe the top renovation trends will be for 2022.

As per a report by Houzz, there has been an upsurge of 15% in the past year in the home renovation spending category showing the increased interest of people wanting to improve their spaces. Are you one of them? Here are 8 popular trends you can use to create your dream home.

Mother and daughter playing and laughing in renovated kitchen
Refreshed Kitchens - A Modern & Stylish “Home Hub”

1. Updated Kitchens

I think most of us spent more time than usual in our kitchens this past year (hello Covid 15 😂), and that’s completely fine. The kitchen is most people’s “home’s hub” - a place where families spend lots of their time. So naturally, most homeowners prefer to renovate their kitchen first whenever starting a home renovation project. As per the stats, homeowners spent $12,000 to remodel their kitchen in the US. In addition, there has been an increase in the renovation prices last year due to the COVID-19 situation and the shortage of labor & materials.

woman sitting at desk at home
Home Offices - Work from Home is the New Normal

2. More Home Offices

With more people working from their homes, the need for a separate workspace has become essential. People have been converting guest bedrooms into private offices and remodelling the bonus space in their living room to have a purpose-built home office.

Moreover, most of us understand that the future might shift more and more online, and there’s a need to develop a workspace that is beneficial for both living and work purposes. Dual workspaces, built-in or foldaway furniture, and enhanced sound insulation will help create pleasant environments for work, right in the home. People will spend more time and effort designing and developing their work routines to fit their lives and how they work best. Moreover, a well-developed attractive workspace will let workers maximize their productivity and motivate them to push their limits.

friends laughing together outside
Outdoor Space Improvements - A Much Needed Breath of Fresh Air

3. Outdoor Space Improvements

All the loneliness and boredom people have faced in the past couple of years has changed our perspective on home architecture. We have realized how incredibly important outdoor spaces are by spending more time indoors and appreciating the benefits. People have been building backyard oases with shady areas like awnings so they can spend quality time with family and friends in a safe outdoor environment.

In 2022, the desire for these types of outdoor spaces will only grow. For example, we will see more outdoor showers, automated temperature control pools, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, commercial-style BBQ grills, and extensive seating areas.

cafe with beautiful wallpaper
Interesting Walls - Goodbye Plain Jane, Hello Textures and Patterns!

4. Interesting Walls

Say goodbye to plain-looking walls in 2022, thanks to the revival of textured wall surfaces and patterned wallpaper! 🥳And the best part is that it’s easier than ever to add these elements to your home. Peel and stick wallpaper, wall decals, and faux bricks are more popular (and more beautiful) than ever. These methods minimize the time and cost of installation ... and they’re wayyy easier to apply than the traditional wallpaper and wall texture methods so you can even do it yourself. Some are also easy to remove so you can change it up easily when you get bored.

Patterns and texture will continue to be popular in 2022 because we all want something interesting and beautiful to look at while we are home all day!

basement apartment bathroom
Income Suites - 2 Homes under One Roof

5. Income Suites

One upcoming trend that will continue to grow in 2022 is the development of income suites. The extra separate living space is great for multi-generation families who want to live together, but not be in each other’s space 24/7 (think aging parents & kids in university). It can also help people monetize their homes (#househacking!) - they can Airbnb the extra space or rent it out to someone long term.

solar panels being installed on house
Greenery and Eco-friendly Homes

6. Greenery and Eco-friendly Homes

With the previous government in the US, many people were complaining about the lack of attention to green spaces and eco-friendly policies. With the selection of Joe Biden, a new hope has flourished for green initiatives, which was lacking during the last government. Similarly in Canada the demand and attention on green initiatives has increased significantly. But instead of just complaining to the government, if you are able you can take the initiative yourself.

You can try adding modern HVAC systems that are more energy efficient, more lawn and green areas to your outdoor space, and green energy sources like solar. The government is increasingly considering tax incentives in the green renovation industry, which will explode this trend in 2022 and beyond.

young entrepreneurs on computer planting plants
Side-Hustle Space - A Place to Grow the Entrepreneurial Mindset

7. Side-Hustle Space

The last couple years have forced us to spend lots of time indoors and thrown so many curveballs at us. As we approach 2022, many people are realizing the significance of ‘Side-Hustle’ space which has become a trend for the entrepreneurial-minded Gen Z and Millennials. These generations are wanting different kinds of spaces in their homes like studios, workspaces, inventory storage space, shoot-spaces, and gyms.

These past couple years, many people have had to do everything from their homes, whether it be making TikTok videos, doing photoshoots, or storing inventory. This trend will only grow in 2022 as side hustles rise.

finished basement
Multi-purpose Spaces – A New Life to Rooms

8. Multi-purpose Spaces

Home designers and renovators are now designing multi-purpose rooms and spaces. Entertainment and recreational room designs are among the most requested project from every homeowner to remodel their less-used rooms in their homes. Moreover, the pandemic has played a significant role in creatively designing the rooms and private spaces. Most homeowners are now finding ways to maximize the usage of all the spaces in their homes. Finished basement projects are increasingly popular for home rebuilders and renovators, which will further boom in 2022.

Final thoughts...

Since we’re all spending so much time at our homes and home-based offices, we need to renovate and rebuild private sanctuaries in a modern yet functional way. The new home renovation trends in 2022 will boost the construction industry, where homeowners are focusing on expanding their extra space into a functional one. New architecture styles, wallpapers, wall-textures, and green spaces are giving new life to previously neglected and cluttered spaces. After reading this, we hope you have some new ideas for your next renovation project!

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