Houzz is a home remodeling and design platform, and they have released their top 9 home trend predictions for 2022. The list, which is put together from over 65 million homeowners and around 2.7 million design professionals, includes kitchen, bath, and outdoor design trends, plus they touch on aging in place, sustainability, and efficiency.
1. Multiple window banks: Kitchen designers have designed this very important room with the rise of hardworking pantry walls, storage-optimized island bases, and lower cabinets that allow homeowners to skip upper cabinets which will give more window banks to the home. Houzz pros expect homeowners will favor expansive runs of windows in 2022.
2. A casual collected look: U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study confirmed that all-white kitchens remained dominant in 2021t, layered looks are gaining in popularity. A more casual, less-polished approach with softer paint colors, raw wood tones, and a mix of cabinet fronts and styles is predicted in 2022.
3. Long and linear backsplash tile: White subway tile is a classic look for a kitchen backsplash; however many homeowners would like a modern twist on the material. White ceramic 4-by-12-inch tile lends a timeless feel while its elongated form gives it a fresh, updated appearance.
4. Hardworking storage: The general function of cabinetry hasn’t changed too much over the years, however, the inside of cabinets has dramatically altered. Pullouts bring pantry items from the back of cabinets to the front, special shelves lift heavy appliances from a lower cabinet to countertop height, and drawer dividers organize plates and bowls.
5. Stylish design for aging in place: These days, the universal design prioritizes products and features that look as good as they are functional. Curb-less showers, non-slip flooring, and shower benches have become desirable and stylish features for homeowners of all ages.
6. Heated bathroom floors: Houzz asked over 50 professionals what bathroom feature they most recommend to homeowners; one component was way above the rest: heated floors. A cold tile floor can ruin a spa-like experience, and heated floors are relatively inexpensive and easy to install.
7. Desirable sustainable building practices have long been a focus of environmentalists, and recent shifts in the global dialogue have brought a new wave of adoption. High-performance windows and solar panels help homeowners reduce energy use, while native trees and bushes help create water-efficient landscapes.
8. Outdoor living rooms that look like indoor rooms: The data has shown that people want their backyards to be relaxing extensions of their interior spaces. There have been, over the years, major advances in outdoor materials, allowing manufacturers to create stylish and durable outdoor sofas, tables, rugs, chairs, and decor.
9. Outdoor privacy: As homeowners increasingly expand their available living space to the outdoors, many are hiring landscape pros for screens, fences, plantings, and other strategies that help create intimate spaces and separation from neighbors, or block an undesirable view.
As you can see over the years the wants and needs of homeowners are evolving and moving in the same direction that we have seen for the last few years.
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