A home remodeling or renovation project can be a great way to make your home more comfortable for your family and also increase its value. It’s smart to go into any home remodel by understanding the full cost of the project, as well as any impact it will have on the value of your home. Considering a home remodel? Here are 9 home improvement trends for 2022.
- Enhanced outdoor spaces – Creating beautiful outdoor living spaces has been a popular trend for the past couple of years. It’s one that’s not going away, as we all seem to enjoy the fresh air that an outdoor living space provides. Outdoor home improvement projects continue to be a priority for many this year. This is especially true with people spending more time at home. Outdoor kitchens, pools, decks, and charming seating areas top many home improvement wish lists.
- Custom storage solution for kitchens – Homeowners have begun looking for better storage solutions when it comes to kitchen cabinetry. This might include slide-out pantry storage, drawer organization, corner Lazy Susan cabinets, roll-out organizing cabinets for pots and pans, and even narrow pull-out cabinets for spices and other items. Custom-built cabinets and custom wine and coffee bars are becoming one of the most popular home improvement trends.
- Quartz countertops – Homeowners are discovering the staying power of quartz. The material is extremely durable and can last forever. Best of all, quartz countertops come in a variety of sleek and modern designs. Quartz countertops are not only great for kitchens but also for bathrooms and bars.
- Heated bathroom floors – A fast-growing home remodeling trend is adding electric radiant floor heating under tile in bathrooms. This not only brings warmth to chilly bathroom floors but can help make the entire room more comfortable. Radiant heating is ideal for under hard flooring surfaces, such as tile or stone.
- Home office/workspace makeover – Many of us rushed to identify a quiet home space to work and also for remote learning during the pandemic. For some, it was a home office, for others the kitchen table. With employees returning to offices, many are still enjoying a hybrid work environment with the flexibility of working from home. As home offices become more permanent, homeowners are opting for larger spaces with more room for organization and larger desks. Some are doubling as multi-purpose rooms for children to do homework and study as well.
- Highly organized mudrooms – While mudrooms became increasingly fashionable in the past few years, their popularity continues to grow with families looking for more organization. The renovation of an underutilized space near an entry point into a mudroom is on the to-do list of many homeowners. This might include floor to ceiling storage, and tailored organization systems. Some even opt for a sink when space allows.
- Adding more or larger windows – Homeowners are in love with the abundance of natural light that is made possible by adding windows or upgrading to larger windows. In addition to letting in the sunlight, they also provide a better view of the great outdoors. Wider windows, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows, can change the look and feel of an entire room.
- Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) – An ADU is a smaller, self-contained structure on the same property as a single-family home. While they may be small, they are another great trend in home office space or even for use as a guest suite. This is one of the hottest new home improvement trends.
- Green and eco-conscious upgrades – The implementation of environmentally conscious improvements continues to be an important trend this year. This might include everything from a tankless water heater to a cool roof or low-flow bathroom fixtures.
Home Equity Loans can help fund your home improvement goals
Many homeowners choose to tap into the equity of their homes to accomplish their home improvement and remodeling goals. Your local credit union offers competitive home equity loan rates and flexible terms. Tap to learn more about a Guthrie Community Credit Union home equity loan, view home equity loan rates, or read our “Guide to comparing home equity loans.”