What are the trends in home design? When you step inside a new home, what do you see? You can probably guess some of the trends we’ll be seeing over the next few years. The answer lies in looking at some of the design choices we’re making today and understanding how those ideas might evolve over time. For example, take a custom barn door. Even if you don’t know much about them, you probably still recognize that they’re popular choices among interior designers and homeowners alike.
Custom Barn Doors
In our rapidly evolving society, people are looking to embrace new and unique home designs. If you’re thinking about building a new home or renovating an existing one, think of something interesting and different. A custom barn door is a unique way to create an open concept living space that really stands out. This option adds value while also creating a truly unique and captivating space.
Custom barn doors have become increasingly popular over recent years as more people seek out creative ways to transform their homes into something special. If you have your heart set on a particular style, make sure to find a talented designer who can realize your vision. Whether it be rustic chic or modern elegance, they can help bring any dream room design into reality. Creating your own custom barn door is more than just a great way to save money; it’s also an opportunity to create something truly spectacular!
Another home trend we’re likely to see more of is stonework. Natural stone is an eco-friendly building material, making it a great choice if you plan on living off-grid. Because natural stone can be used outdoors, it also makes sense as a trend. Building with natural stone will remain popular in new homes thanks to its versatility and timeless aesthetic. There are many different types of stones that would look great on your property—granite, marble, travertine—so consult with a stonemason about which type best fits your needs before getting started. Installing a custom barn door to cover your entryway or patio would be an excellent use of stonework.
Multifunctional spaces are popping up all over homes these days. From lofted lofts to multifunctional living rooms, homeowners are seeking to make their space both beautiful and functional. A growing trend I’ve noticed is that people want to make their home office a multi-use space. Why should we designate a room to one specific thing? With multifunctional furniture, you can have your desks, storage, and seating all in one place. Allowing you to do what it is you need to do with ease.
Kitchen Islands With Granite Countertops
In kitchens, we’ll start to see more granite countertops because of their durability and timeless style. Granite is especially good for islands since it can help protect against knife cuts, so owners will still be able to chop veggies while preparing a meal without worrying about cutting themselves on an unprotected surface.
Granite looks great with any type of kitchen design and is easy to clean and maintain. These qualities are going to make them a no-brainer for new home builders looking to keep costs down. Given that you can get any color you want, granite also lends itself to beautiful and creative design elements in ways that laminate or plastic simply cannot match.
Laminate countertops are all very well but they’re also susceptible to moisture damage and stain from common household items. This makes some homeowners understandably wary of putting them into homes where kids may be involved.
Do you like wasting money? No, of course not. Well, if your home uses as much energy as possible when it’s not being used and is missing even basic energy-saving features, you’re using a lot of money to do just that. Smart thermostats are some of the devices that homeowners are using to minimize their energy use and spending going forward. It is likely that these devices will gain more popularity in 2022 because they are often connected to Wi-Fi and can be controlled from smartphones or tablets.
By monitoring temperature patterns throughout a house during a day or week, these smart thermostats learn how to better adjust temperature settings to reduce energy waste—and consumers save money on heating bills while they’re at it.
Screened Porch or Patio
Screened-in porches and patios are becoming more popular due to recent advances in technology. You can now get a small amount of light and air into your porch while also enjoying a bug-free environment.
Choosing an area with good ventilation is key to getting a screened-in porch or patio right, as you want to ensure that you have airflow throughout so that mold does not grow. A screened-in porch is great because it can be used year-round. When cold weather hits, take advantage of your extra living space by inviting friends over for holiday gatherings. On hot summer days, you’ll be glad that you have your own private room just outside your main home.
There is no one perfect trend that we can safely say will dominate all home designs in 2022. However, if we consider what’s popular now and how these trends have evolved over time, there are some pretty safe bets. If anything, natural materials and the quest for sustainable designs will play a larger role—meaning more custom barn doors and energy-efficient designs.