10 Renovation Trends You’ll be Seeing a Lot of in 2022

As much as we willed 2021 to be a return to “normal”—or at least a departure from 2020—the year was still an uphill battle full of uncertainty. Some of us slowly returned to an office, which we inhabited only part-time. New commutes began from pandemic-acquired country homes or suburban houses. We tested the waters of in-person hangouts, parties, and vacations. Ultimately, we still spent a lot of time at home. So, what will 2022 bring? It’s hard to say. But to get those dream lists and projects ideating, we tapped 16 experts—from an array of interiors backgrounds—to tell us their home renovation predictions for the new year. Let’s keep on renovating in 2022!

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“There will be an increase in home offices—homeowners are trading kitchen counters for more professional dedicated spaces. The Zoom fatigue is real, but so is the realization that the backdrop for those visual calls needs to step up. Allocating space for a home office often involves a reset of the room’s function. For example, sitting rooms off of bedrooms or smaller family rooms are converted. Guest rooms also do double duty, with sleepers and desks.” —Jean Brownhill, founder of Sweeten

“We are all becoming more aware of how the layout and aesthetics of a room can affect our energy and productivity. Transforming a current room into your new home office space is not just a fun project, but a necessity for many people who work remotely. When trying to boost the functionality of a home, this room may be at the forefront. People will spend more time and effort in designing a unique working space to maximize their concentration, motivation, and productivity this year.” —Farris Wu, founder and CEO at DecorMatters

“Remember the days of home offices and dining rooms being the first rooms you see when entering a home? Well, those days are back and we’re getting excited about the requests we’re getting from clients focused on creating the perfect home office space. Once unused rooms such as secondary living spaces and breakfast rooms are now being transformed into custom office spaces with built-ins and high-tech solutions such as smart boards, projectors, and wet bars.” —Devin Shaffer, lead interior designer at Decorilla Online Interior Design

The Most Popular Home Renovation Trends, Based On Pinterest Data

After spending more than a year at home, it's no surprise renovations and DIY projects are continuing to skyrocket. From paint jobs to kitchen makeovers, many of us have been on a quest to perfect our homes.

According to previous research by GoodMove, 48 per cent of households refreshed their homes last year, spending an average of £1,640 on improvements. It wasn't just small DIY jobs that Brits dabbled in though, with the findings also discovering that 359,013 households applied for planning permission across the UK.

To uncover more about trending renovation projects, heating specialists Stelrad analysed Pinterest search data from the beginning of 2021 to now, comparing data on different house types, rooms, and period properties.

With UK homeowners fixated on home improvement, some of the most popular renovation trends for this year include loft extensions, kitchen and bathroom renovations, and lean-tos — a brilliant way to give remote workers extra space.

Chris Harvey, head of marketing at Stelrad, comments: 'Lean-to extensions involve adding a light, bright, conservatory-esque extension onto the back of your house. These can make your house look and feel lighter, brighter and airier. During lockdown, many of us felt claustrophobic stuck inside our homes, which seems to have pushed many of us to desire an extension of this type.'

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Elsewhere, caravans were the most searched-for property type in regards to renovations, increasing by 140 per cent in searches since the beginning of the year. This was closely followed by bungalows (12 per cent) and cottages (six per cent).

Busy dreaming up new projects? Take a look at the full list of home renovation trends.

5 most popular home renovations

Kitchen renovation Bathroom renovation Same level house extensions/lean-to Loft extensions Basement conversions

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6 most popular 'rooms' to renovate

Bathroom Lean-to Kitchen Kitchen diner Garage Loft

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4 most popular property types to renovate

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12 Before-and-After Home Remodeling Ideas

Wouldn't you love to freshen up your home? Even if you're happy with your home, invariably there will be an area that you feel needs a little more love. That kitchen island you ambitiously installed is never used anymore. The dining room feels messy. Or every time you walk past that imposing brick fireplace, it is always so there.

Often, the best home remodeling ideas are easy to do and inexpensive. Paint, new fixtures, and thoughtful re-organization figure heavily into many of these ideas. A few dollars for a self-installed thermostat saves hundreds in the long run. Brick and cabinets can be painted. Or you can spend a bit more for a pantry unit that wraps around your refrigerator or for an all-out bathroom makeover with a frameless glass shower and a drop-in bathtub.

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