If you are looking to make renovations to your South Florida home this year, take a quick read and learn about the latest home improvement trends for 2022! Most homeowners do not know about the latest and most efficient home renovations. Knowing the new trends can help you make the most out of your home project. Do not feel discouraged about the craziness happening around you—take your time to plan your budget, choose the right contractor for your project, and enjoy your newly improved home.
From window installations to backyard makeovers, take note of the following recommendations for your home renovations this coming year.
1. Sustainability at Home
The strongest trend for this coming new year is to “save the planet, energy, and money”— starting at home! In the past few months, more workers have quit their old jobs and started their own ventures from home. And there are still quite a few people working from their home office, which also contributes to the need for more sustainable spaces. Naturally, if you are working from home, that means your electric and water bills will go up.
Saving energy will continue to be a priority for this coming year, and there are many ways this can take form:
- Installing More Efficient Features Like Toilets and Showerheads
- Revamping Light Fixtures with Lower-Energy Ones
- Replacing Dated Appliances with More Modern Ones
- Investing in Energy-Efficient Window Replacements or Even Skylights
2. Multifunctional Spaces
The pandemic has enforced the creation of multi-purpose rooms as a creative solution to the challenge of working from home. Single-use spaces are a thing of the past. With more people spending time at home (and working from home), the priority for home improvement is to create multifunctional spaces.
Here are some ideas:
- Combine the kitchen and dining room into an open floor plan.
- Turn the living room into a den, reading nook, and playroom all in one.
- Add on a sunroom that doubles as entertainment, exercise space, and dining.
- Combine your bedroom and home office by adding movable space dividers, curtains, or partitions.
Even a utility closet can multi-task as a quiet meeting room or home recording studio!
3. Better Outdoor Living
With all of us spending more time at home, the backyard has regained its significance. With the right amenities, you won’t even want to leave the house! Lots of homeowners are investing in outdoor living solutions that are both functional and stylish, including:
- Pergolas and Awnings
- Wood or Composite Decks
- Paved Patios
- Outdoor Kitchens and Dining
- Backyard Guest Houses
- Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Features
Don't have the time, budget, or energy for a massive outdoor project? Even smaller updates like custom benches, backyard-facing window features, or a new sliding glass door can make a huge difference to your enjoyment at home in 2022.
4. Rich Textures and Dimensions
The flat minimalist look of recent years is on its way out according to many home designers. In place of subtle features that blend into the background, many people are looking to use these background features to create a sense of richness and elegance.
Dimension comes in lots of forms, from ultra-lux fabric treatments to custom stone walls and hand-hammered hardware details. Otherwise basic window installations or simple doors will take on a life of their own with textured details and finishes.
5. New Takes on Classic Colors
Many interior designers across Florida are pointing to the same hot new trends in colors for the upcoming year, including:
- Darker Grays and Neutrals
- Darker, Richer Wood Stains
- Nature-Inspired Beiges and Golds
- Cool Greens
One thing to keep in mind: color trends are constantly changing, and what’s popular in 2022 may not stick around for 2023 or 2024. Unless you’re planning to sell your home this year, we recommend taking any color trends as a mere suggestion. Always go with your gut and choose a color that feels like home to you.
Before You Start…
Be sure to determine a budget before starting your home renovation project. No matter how awesome the new trends are, if these do not fit your budget, they will not be a good option. Also, take your time in finding contractors and service providers for your project, whether you need impact window installers or backyard landscapers. Finally, please consider products that provide you with a valuable return on your investment. Great-quality home renovations should bring money back to your pocket over the long run.
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