2022 Home Renovations Trends to Look Out For

Posted on: 2022-01-15

Modern living room interior with bright colors

With COVID-19 making an impact around the world, it’s no wonder that renovation trends in Edmonton are reflecting changes caused by the pandemic.

And that’s not to say that renovation ideas are suffering because of this. On the contrary! The pandemic has forced homeowners to become creative when renovating their homes.

From using sustainable materials to creating open spaces, there are many fascinating trends on the horizon that will positively impact the environment as well as mental health.

Are you curious about the upcoming home renovation trends in 2022? Here are 10 you should definitely look out for:

1. Multi-Functional Spaces

With more people staying at home, working at home, and learning at home, it’s no surprise that many homeowners are opting to create multi-functional spaces.

For instance, kitchen renovations are beginning to include more space to accommodate food preparation as well as home office workstations.

And for parents with kids doing virtual schooling from home, living rooms and kitchens are double as learning spaces so that parents can remain productive and support their children.

2. Open-Concepts

Because the pandemic has limited how homeowners in Edmonton can move around in the world, many renovations are focused on creating bright and light open spaces to spend time in.

Brighter spaces can improve mood and energy and better accommodate those multi-functional areas we mentioned above!

3. Home Offices

Many employees have transitioned to working from home which often requires a dedicated workspace free from distractions.

Many homeowners are renovating spaces in their homes to create professional spaces that emphasize energy and productivity.

This can be as easy as transforming a smaller unused room, such as a guest room, into a functional home office that maximizes productivity and motivation.

4. Enhanced Outdoor Spaces

In 2022, it may be time to give your outdoor space an upgrade. An uprising trend involves adding more functional elements to outdoor spaces such as shade structures that provide comfort and protection.

Homeowners are also creating outdoor rooms by adding outdoor kitchens, firepits, comfortable seating, dining areas, and even refrigerators and wine coolers!

They are also connecting their indoor and outdoor living spaces by installing large doors that open up onto terraces and decks.

5. Texture and Faux Finishes

Modern living room with sofa and furniture, faux finish on wall

You can leave flat finish drywall in the past and introduce faux finishes and texture this year! This renovation trend provides your home with a tactile and relaxing look.

Faux finishing is an easy DIY project and gives your home an updated look. Think faux brick walls, the look of Venetian plaster, and faux concrete and marble.

Textured fabrics are also dominating 2022 design trends in muted colors such as pale yellow, pale gray, sage greens, and blues. Textures help to add warmth to the home – especially during a time where homeowners are striving to increase their interior comfort.

6. Bold Patterns

Alongside textures and faux finishes, 2022 will also be the year of bold colors. The pandemic has certainly brought attention to the importance of mental health and wellness, so bold and bright colors will be used to improve mood and uplift spirits!

Popular colors include pinks, oranges, and blues to mimic a tropical getaway as well as various shades of green to represent nature.

This is an amazing opportunity to create unique color contrasts. For example, you can use bold colors in your kitchen between the countertops, backsplash, and cabinets to bring life to your home.

In construct to bright colors, dark is becoming the new white. To balance the brighter colors, more dark neutral and natural colors are being used during home renovations. 

7. Hobby Spaces

Since Edmontonians still find themselves confined to their homes most of the time, many are reigniting their passion for old hobbies, discovering new ones, and even starting side-hustles from home!

In order to accommodate these interests, homeowners are beginning to renovate little-used space into “hobby rooms.” 

This may include crafty endeavors such as candle-making or interests such as gaming. 

8. Sustainable Materials

While COVID-19 has certainly turned our world upside down, it did increase our awareness when it came to health and the environment.

For this reason, more and more homeowners are focusing their renovation efforts on sustainability by using natural materials such as wood, clay, and stone in order to reduce their carbon footprint.

The use of sustainable materials consumes less energy and creates an environment of improved health and relaxation.

9. Spa-Like Bathrooms

While we talked about creating multi-functional and open spaces so that homeowners can spend more time together, having nowhere to enjoy privacy can lead to frustration.

For this reason, a 2022 renovation trend to look out for is spa-like bathrooms. If the bathroom is the one space you can go for guaranteed privacy, make it a luxurious one!

Consider adding built-in storage units and deep vessel sinks to maximize storage and reduce clutter. The right bathroom lighting will create a relaxing mood as well.

10. Retro Upcycling

During 2021, there were many supply shortages across a variety of industries and home renovations did not escape unscathed. We saw shortages in paint colors and building materials as well as difficulties in having things delivered.

But this didn’t slow homeowners down from upgrading their homes! They scoured flea markets, yard sales, and antique stores to find vintage and used items they could upcycle.

In doing so, they create some really unique pieces for their home.

This trend is definitely not slowing down in 2022. Look for thrift finds that you can spruce up with new upholstery or new paint.

Doing so also leads to sustainable and eco-friendly decor upgrades!

What Will 2022 Bring For Your Home?

Are you ready to get started on some of these amazing renovation trends for 2022?

Parabola Developments has you covered! From kitchen renovations to flooring transformations, we offer the services you need to give your home a fresh look and feel this upcoming year.

If you’re ready to get started, get in touch with us today!