2022 Home Design Trends
In 2022, home design trends center around flexibility and comfort. With people spending more time at home, homeowners are looking to create spaces that meet a variety of needs. Many of 2022’s home design trends inspire feelings of stability and comfort, while maximizing space for functionality.
Long Banks of Windows
Homeowners everywhere are looking to bring the outside in. Long banks of multiple windows create a space full of light. This has been proven to put homeowners at peace and feel more connected with nature.
It’s not uncommon to see multiple banks of windows spanning two or more walls. Nano Walls and floor to ceiling windows are becoming more common as well.
Most people consider kitchen islands a necessity in the modern home. Over the past few years, these islands have become the hub of the kitchen. When designing an island, flexibility is key. This space is used for multiple purposes including craft projects, homework, and meal prep. In addition to providing extra counter space, it’s not uncommon for kitchen islands to include a dishwasher, prep sink, trash pullout, beverage fridge, and open shelving.
Outdoor Living Space
As people become more conscious of their health and well-being, outdoor living spaces are becoming an essential part of everyday life. Current trends focus around creating an extension of interior spaces. Outdoor living rooms provide a welcome escape from the indoors. A properly designed outdoor living space allows homeowners to relax and unwind, while enjoying the fresh air and natural surroundings.
Space for Pets
According to the ASPCA, approximately one in five households adopted a pet during the pandemic. Many people quickly realized their existing living space didn’t provide what their furry friend needs. Many architects now incorporate a pet bathing area into the laundry room space. Today, Millennial homebuyers are hitting the market looking for homes which provide pet amenities.
Heated island countertops and heated floors are some of the most sought-after features in new homes this year. Recommended by home design and remodeling professionals, a heated bathroom floor provides a spa-like experience at home. Heated island countertops provide a welcoming place for friends and family to gather.
Shiplap adds character and texture to bathrooms. Depending on how it’s installed, shiplap can effectively accentuate the height, width, or length of bathroom spaces.
Another popular addition, homeowners around the country are turning their formal living spaces into bar and entertainment rooms. Bar rooms provide a private and cozy setting for relaxing and entertaining guests.
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