The architectural and design trends that have been developing in line with modern technologies gaining popularity more than ever. Architects and design professionals have been redefining style and construction meanwhile considering the needs of modern man. Some consumers opt for minimalism and want to save space for their creative ideas. For others, their living space must be full of comfortable furniture, flowers, and any other items that make the walls and floors become a home. The following trends of 2022 should be on your radar.
- Going for more sustainability
Architecture has always collaborated with modern global trends of mindset and living. As people tend to prefer sustainable solutions, home design also incorporates eco-friendly approaches. Construction planning opts for natural materials and lower maintenance costs which help the buyers gain more return on their investment. In contrast, some owners organize junk removal and disposal by recycling their old furniture which can become a source of repurposed wood. Artificial, yet natural-looking elements in their design such as synthetic turf, are also used.
- Raising Eco-Home Standards
Many countries have implemented strict standards for homes that are eco-friendly. Some provide tax deductions for those consumers who want to invest in energy-efficient solutions. Many others offer subsidies for eco-friendly home renovations. The UK, for example, has included sustainable homes in its public building program.
The criteria include:
- Well-insulated walls
- Roofs and windows
- Renewable energy sources like solar panels
- Proper ventilation
- Underfloor insulation
- Water-efficient appliances
- LED Lighting
* Well-thought-out storage areas
If you are planning to build your eco-friendly home or do general renovating, check out the government programs and policies first. They could help you save money while saving the planet.
* Going Vertical for More Space
It is a common trend that builders to emphasize vertical homes rather than their horizontal counterparts. The use of space has evolved because of innovative designs and innovative construction methods. More home designers are choosing prefabricated modules or prefabricated walls for space maximization. Wall-to-wall windows, sunlit rooms, and spacious interior design are considered stylish. Homeowners can benefit from this by looking for small homes with the highest number of windows possible or turning their loft into a home theater for the ultimate experience.
* Being Organized in Space
It is especially valuable to be organized in this fast-paced society. Homeowners want their space to be organized so everything can have its place and be easily found. Real Estate agents report that more of their clients are asking about storage and additional space, especially
families with small children. More space can come from having full-depth multi-store kitchen cupboards and baskets for small items, like toys or newspapers.
* Paying Attention to the Outdoor Refinement
When the pandemic hit, those people with outdoor living space were significantly better off as they spent time in their gardens. As the world evolves, and many continue to work remotely, it is worth considering the trend of redefining the design of your outdoor space. You may choose to have an outdoor fireplace, an awning attached to the house to protect
you from the sun, and even an outdoor shower. There are many options to consider. Moving your day-to-day living from indoors to outdoors will bring you years of enjoyment.
* The Rise of “Smart Home” Technology
The world is evolving, and people want to make everything more user-friendly. The rise of smart home technology has grown significantly. Some professionals expect it to become a standard for most homeowners within the next decade. Emerging technologies such as voice control, digital assistants (such as Amazon Alexa), and automation are integral parts, of home design. You can purchase kits designed to control smart lighting, locks, alarms, and other devices in your home.
* Redesigning the Bathroom
Most interior designers have spotted the trend of redesigning bathrooms, especially sink areas. Bathrooms have started to get more elegant and sophisticated looks. They are turning from minimalistic, with only toothbrush holders visible to places with fresh flowers and scents echoing the owner’s personality. Current design ideas are stacked tiles and custom-made marble sinks. The homeowner can choose anything that fits their taste, even designs that would be considered too striking in the past.
Now that you are aware of some of the design trends of 2022 do not be afraid to incorporate them into your life. Unsure of what steps to take next? Just call us at Scarano Architect PLLC and we will be happy to guide you. Sometimes just a slight change in your life can make all the difference!