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As we close the door on this year and look forward to 2022, we’re keeping an eye on several exciting new custom home trends. Creating a living environment that’s functional, comfortable, and sustainable remains top of mind for many homeowners, and we’re seeing these must-haves come to life through unique living concepts and savvy home design.
Seeking out inspiration for your new custom home? Look no further — we’ve compiled a list of emerging home trends you’ll see in 2022. Here’s what to watch out for:
There’s a chance you’ve seen them in the lobby of a corporate office building or as an art installation in an upscale restaurant. We’re talking about living green walls. Usually large in scale, these features serve as a focal point in any space, bringing the outside in while providing considerable benefits like healthier air and better acoustics.
Interested in bringing this trend to your new home? There are a few things you should keep in mind. You’ll need to pair the location of your living wall with natural light sources throughout the home. This will also help you determine which plants would thrive in your installation. Another important factor is maintenance — a self-watering system means lower maintenance, but if you plan to keep your plants in nursery pots, you’ll need to establish a regular watering routine.
There has never been a better time to be intentional about the living spaces in your custom home. Whether that means creating more room for entertaining, increasing natural light, or getting a little closer to nature, these intentions are easily achieved with seamless indoor-outdoor living.
Space such as your kitchen and dining area, courtyard, and pool deck all benefit from bringing the outdoors in and vice versa. Establish flow between indoor and outdoor areas by installing movable doors or walls and uniting the spaces with the same flooring and cohesive furniture.
Many of us are spending more time at home these days, making it important to design for function, comfort, and accessibility. Multi-purpose spaces enable this reality, giving you greater versatility to create rooms that function in a meaningful way.
Think bigger about your new custom home: Where will you and your family spend the most time? What spaces could serve dual purposes, and could easily be transformed? Several options for creating multi-use spaces include adding custom built-ins to your entryway, incorporating a built-in bar area in your kitchen, or turning part of your home office into a meeting/lounge area.
The home office is here to stay, and several emerging trends are turning the concept of the ‘home’ office on its head. What if instead of designating a room in your home as your office space, you built one from the ground up?
One of the trends we’re seeing right now are backyard ADUs that double as home office spaces. Dedicating a separate workspace from the rest of your home offers serenity, helping you maintain peace and remain productive throughout the workday. An ADU home office also provides an opportunity for you to try out a new design aesthetic that may be radically different from the interiors in the rest of your home.
Rounded design elements are making a comeback in a major way in 2022, adding warmth and coziness to spaces inside and outside the home. Landscaping that includes rounded planters and curved walkways provide a natural flow — while indoor features like arched entryways, windows, and bar designs infuse a bit of character into each room.
Curved furniture pieces add extra dimension to any space and are simple to implement — think rounded sofas, ottomans, tables, and shelving.
In 2022, we’ll see a return to natural elements throughout the home, including eco-friendly construction materials like wood, brick, and stone, as well as low-maintenance, repurposed wood flooring. Interior design choices will follow suit, with lots of rattan and jute furniture and ceramic décor.
With so many unique and creative home trends on the horizon, inspiration for your new custom home is just a click away. We can help you get ahead of the curve with design-build services that take your vision for your high-performance home from concept to reality.
If you’re looking to take the leap in designing your new high-performance home, let us help! Give us a call at (650) 322-7069 to discuss your project.