What to Expect from Home Buyers this Year
Whether inspired by walls that closed in a bit during the pandemic, DIYers with mad renovation skills on TikTok, or simply a sense of wanting just a bit more – perhaps a lot more – people are taking their sense of cozy and convenience to luxurious new levels. And some of that might just come in shades of periwinkle.
Undeterred by a hot market that has made searching for that dream home much more difficult or by frustrating construction and supply chain delays, today’s homeowners have their eyes on the prize and won’t settle for anything less. Those countertops are quartz, right?
Take a look at these new home trends.
Quality Paired with Imperfect Finishes
Consumers want the best, the latest and the trendiest, even if it takes just a bit longer to arrive or install. While tile is still No. 1 when it comes to flooring, luxury vinyl plank is growing in popularity for its resilience. Homeowners who now have more time for DIY projects may opt in to take on this mission due to its affordability and ease of installation. For both interior and exterior walls, unfinished brick is a forerunner element. Due to its timeless and imperfect appeal, unfinished brick is versatile in complementing
any look from urban-industrial, to shabby chic or even contemporary style. Countertops with quartz and granite are still a popular material for kitchens, along with fixtures and finishes that give off the unfinished-worn appeal, providing a comfortable warmth to this bonding area of the home.
2022’s color of the year goes to PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri. This vibrant shade of periwinkle is said to encourage personal inventiveness and creativity – the perfect theme to complement the year. Very Peri has qualities of blues with a violet, red undertone. Additionally, many buyers are intrigued by the jewel tone purple, becoming an increasingly large request in residential design.
Going Green – Eco Friendly
This year is about going green rough color and sustainability! While bold and popping colors are making a revival, other shades such as Laurel Leaf by Better Homes & Garden, and similar muted tones including khaki greens, are another favorite request. Many home buyers are attracted to the return to nature, inspiring concentration and relaxation, radiated from these hues. Further, the switch from gas to electric stoves, installation of long-lasting metal and solar power roofs, to energy-efficient light fixtures, are top desires for customers who seek more environmental-friendly living requirements.
Home Theater, Yoga & Gym and Breakout Rooms With increased amounts of time spent in the home quarantining, homeschooling and working, it only makes sense that families also want space to exercise, for entertainment and even a little “me” time. Being able to step away without having to leave home for focused work, entertainment and physical and mental health purposes, is all the craze.
Enjoying the Great Outdoors
As people seek to be outdoors more for both leisure and health, many buyers want large yards. Elevated balconies are also gaining popularity. Screened in patios, outdoor kitchens, built-in pizza ovens, fire pits and porch swings are top wants for these evolved spaces.
While the focus has been on minimalism, beginning with the recession of 2008, this trend is swiftly fading as the economy has improved over the last several years. With maximalism, more is more! With increased disposable income, consumers have had more opportunity to collect objects of interest from rare collectibles, bold art pieces, traveling souvenirs along with other kitschy and eclectic accessories. Featuring these diverse pieces together is a refreshed art form, stated through maximalism. This look mixes and matches, colors, patterns, and textures, using a combination of metals, woods, rugs and furnishings for an over-the-top aesthetic.
Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary Chic Architecture
Whether a nod to nostalgia or clean lines, mid-century modern architectural details, and home furnishings, remain a fan favorite. Warm, versatile and sophisticated, contemporary chic is a close second for its modern renditions of classic design. To further accomplish this look, buyers are looking toward antique hunting and secondhand furniture shopping. As supply chain disturbances have caused shipping delays and increased raw material prices, many consumers are seeking traditionally inspired vintage furniture pieces, adding a touch of unique character to any room. Items that are weathered and aged are key for capturing this special ambiance.
The pandemic has helped us view home with new eyes. As these trends show, today’s dream home blends form and function, greeting us aesthetically and practically. We want to surround ourselves with both style and comfort, which makes 2022 even more inviting.