With 2021 coming to a close, home remodeling and design platform Houzz has released its top trend predictions for 2022. This list includes kitchen, bath, and outdoor design trends and also touches on aging in place (which we know is very important), sustainability, and efficiency. Here are the 10 trends Houzz expects to take off in 2022 for your room addition.
Multiple Window Banks:
Multiple window banks: Thanks to the increase of pantry walls, storage-optimized islands, and lower cabinets that allow homeowners to skip upper cabinets, Houzz pros anticipate homeowners to go with expansive runs of windows in 2022.
A Casual Collected Look:
While the 2021 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study confirmed that all-white kitchens remain dominant, 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 to become more popular in the upcoming year.
Long and Linear Backsplash Tile:
White subway tile is a classic look for a kitchen backsplash, but many homeowners are searching for 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.
While the general function of cabinetry hasn’t changed much over the years, the inside of cabinets has dramatically shifted. 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. We incorporate all these things into our kitchen designs, making the space work for you. Work smarter not harder!
Multiple Showerheads and Sprays:
According to the 2021 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, more than half (55%) of homeowners who update their shower choose a rain showerhead, almost a quarter (23%) go for dual showerheads, and 16% add body sprays. This allows you to feel like you are having a full spa experience at every shower. We think we will see a lot more of that this coming year in our bathroom renovations!
Stylish Design for Aging in Place:
These days, universal design prioritizes products and features that look as good as they are functional. Curbless showers, non-slip flooring, and shower benches have become desirable and stylish features for homeowners of all ages. Incorporating design that will last the lifetime of the homeowner doesn’t have to sacrifice style, and we have many room additions and renovations that do just that.
Heated Bathroom Floors:
When Houzz asked what bathroom feature they most recommend to homeowners, one element rose 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.
Desirable Sustainability and Efficiency:
Sustainable building practices have long been a focus of environmentalists, but recent shifts in the global dialogue have brought a new wave of interest. High-performance windows and solar panels help homeowners reduce energy use, while native trees and grasses can help create water-efficient landscapes. So, while you can incorporate sustainability and efficiency in your new room addition or home renovation inside, there are things you can do outside as well.
Outside Living Rooms that Look Like Indoor Rooms:
Houzz search data has shown that people want their backyards to be relaxing extensions of their interior spaces. There have been major advances in outdoor materials, allowing manufacturers to create stylish and durable outdoor sofas, tables, rugs, chairs, and décor. With more people at home now and for the foreseeable future, these spaces have become increasingly important!
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 we mentioned before these outdoor spaces have really taken a priority as of late!
Whether you want to jump into 2022 with a new room addition, or some form of home renovation…NJW Renovation Unlimited can help make your space exactly what you want it to be! Our talented team treats you like family and walks you through the process. Contact us to see what we can do for you!