The last two years at home have given us plenty of time to figure out what we’d like to change about our homes. As we head into summer, now is the perfect time to take the leap. Whether you’re homeowner a looking for general construction help or a total home remodel, our team of experts will work to help make your dreams a reality.
To help give you some inspiration, we’ve compiled this short list of top home remodel trends for 2022!
Top Home Remodel Trends for 2022
Home lock-downs and online work and school have taught us all the importance of multi-functional spaces. During COVID, kitchen counters and islands began to double has homework areas, the living room became a makeshift conference room.
As we transition back into relative normalcy, the trend of multi-purpose spaces looks like it’s here to stay. Build-in desks, nooks, and areas that can double has work, school, and crafting areas are becoming more and more popular, and it’s easy to see why. Not only do they provide space for your family’s variable needs, they help save space in doing so.
Turning Away from Open Concept
Over the last decade there’s been a gradual shift in home design to open concept construction, where living room, dining room, and kitchen are all integrated into one space. However, the last few have seen the opposite effect. Homeowners are opting for more traditional layouts. With everyone being home at once, the need for space and privacy have come to the forefront. Traditional layouts afford homeowners this luxury.
Being at home much more than before has also given us all plenty of time to realize how much junk we have that we don’t need. This collective realization has led to massive shift towards de-cluttering and opening up space. While open concept layouts are out, open concept cabinetry is definitely in. This style of cabinetry replaces traditional cabinetry with open shelving. This shift essentially forces you to keep just as much as you need, since any extra clutter with your dishes will lead to a cluttered look overall.
Return of Home-office
Another trend that’s picked up steam the last few years is the return of the home-office. Over the last few decades we’ve seen a steady decline in in-home office spaces. But again, thanks to COVID and remote work, we’ve seen a revival of the home-office.
Even as COVID-19 cases continue to drop, it seems like remote work is here to stay. A recent article from the Washington Post noted that over half of employees want to stay remote. Less than 30% of remote workers want to return to a 100% in-office work schedule. With the flexibly and work-life balance that remote work offers, it’s understandable why remote workers want to stay remote. However, it’s still important to have a dedicated workspace wherever you are. Having an in-home office allows you to have a physical space dedicated to working. And, when you finish for the day, you can physically shut the door, helping you to create a strong sense of work-life balance.
If you’re interested in remodeling or general construction with MaxCARE of Washington, contact our team for a quote!