Building a new home can be both exciting and overwhelming for most Americans. Home design styles have changed somewhat, so what was once trendy may be out of style this year. Are you thinking about building a new home? Here are nine of the top design home trends for 2022.
Probably the top trend in home design for 2022 is sustainability. When a home is built to be more sustainable, it can lead to lower costs in upkeep as well as reduce what homeowners pay for utilities. This gives them a higher RIO (return on investment).
Homes designed with sustainability in mind are those that use environmentally-friendly materials, such as brick and stone. These homes also feature landscaping that’s more tolerable to droughts, such as turf. As for the interior elements, sustainable homes feature low-maintenance flooring, such as naturally finished wood.
2. LARGER BATHROOMS
Another significant trend for this year is considerably larger bathrooms. Today’s bathrooms are more elegant, featuring whimsical plumbing fixtures, along with eye-catching chandeliers, which give bathrooms personality.
What’s more, we’re seeing fluted, neoclassical millwork and shapely, glossy vertical tiles. What isn’t popular today is a corner bath as it is not only uncomfortable but also can be a space-waster and doesn’t fit into either a traditional or contemporary style.
3. KITCHEN ISLANDS
This year’s kitchen islands are more than just the hub of a kitchen, but they’re also considered the hub of an entire home. There are more and more homeowners who are refitting their kitchens for islands, whether big or small. Besides serving as an area for storage and additional counter space, many homes include items, such as prep sinks, trash pullouts, seating and even a dishwasher in their kitchen island.
4. DARKER KITCHENS
There’s been a big change in kitchens over the last five years as the trend now is for moodier, darker colors. For example, expect to see elements, such as granite, quartz and marbles with somewhat of a matte, bumpy texture. This is better for concealing messes and especially for people who don’t want to spend a lot of time cleaning countertops.
5. MULTI-FUNCTIONAL ROOMS
While single-use rooms used to be in style, today they’re a thing of yesteryear. In other words, there’s a growing demand for multi-functional rooms. What’s more, expect to see more multi-functional furniture in rooms, such as home offices and gyms.
6. OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT SPACES
Since the pandemic and the focus on social distancing, many people have been using their outdoor spaces for social gatherings. Thus, outdoor entertaining areas have become a growing trend for new homes. Also, people are continuing to bring the outdoors inside their homes. This means using greenery in the home.
Furthermore, homes are being built with large pane glass for entryways for both the front and back. Iron gates are becoming popular. Consider how wrought iron provides exceptional security benefits as it’s ideal for keeping a home safe.
7. BIOPHILIC DESIGN ELEMENTS
Maybe you’ve heard of the term “biophilic design” but may not understand what it means. Put simply, this means focusing on natural elements to create a more serene environment. This can be done by using plants, natural lighting, and ventilation so that there’s a connection with nature. The trend toward biophilic design is probably a result of people being isolated in their homes while quarantined.
8. EARTHY COLORS
Homes these years are showing colors with earthy tones and landscapes full of colors, which can emit healthy feelings of serenity, making us feel more centered. For example, today’s homes feature nature colors, such as grounded earth tones, delicate greens, and sky-blue hues that can lead to homeowners feeling more optimistic.
9. MORE TEXTURE
In addition to seeing texture in rugs and furniture, 2022 homes feature groove and tongue boards for their ceilings, which gives them architectural appeal. It also leads to an earthy feeling. Moreover, curtains used for filtering light create softness in rooms. Lighting fixtures are also more textured.
HOME DESIGN BOTTOM LINE
By following these expert tips and tricks, you can do a better job of rounding out your home design, while staying on trend for this year. For more information contact us.