7 Top Home Renovation Trends for 2022

Home renovation trends are constantly changing. Here’s what you can expect in 2022.

Homeowners all across Australia are investing their time and money to renovate and customise their homes to suit their needs. And this influx of new projects means we’re seeing a lot of new renovation trends springing up, as well as some old favourites, of course.

Here are our seven top home renovation trends for 2022.

Trend 1: Curves

One of the most interesting home renovation trends that we’re seeing is the introduction of curves within the home. This is popping up in the form of curved walls, islands and archways. Rather than stark, straight lines, we’re seeing homeowners embracing the gently undulating waves of loops, curls and arcs in their homes.

Why We Love It

Curves create an instant softness. They are naturally soothing to our eyes. And they make us feel safe, warm, cocooned even, and marry well with the natural movement we’re seeing all across design. After all, nature doesn’t generally embrace a straight line.

Trend 2: Nature

Biophilic design brings the outdoors indoor. It’s all about incorporating natural materials, light, landscapes and textures from nature into a modern space. In many cases it’s as simple as peppering your home with health-inducing plant life. But for home renovation trends, it also involves using natural, and nature-inspired, materials and design elements.

Bamboo flooring continues to increase in use, not just because it’s beautiful, but also because it’s hard wearing and sustainable. Recycled and repurposed materials are being incorporated more and more into design. And we’re seeing a lot of organic forms.

Why We Love It

We love the natural trend because of its science-backed connection to health and wellbeing. And because it has both beauty and longevity.

Trend 3: Architectural Metal Cladding

Metal roof and wall panel systems offer incredible versatility in design. They’re simple, sustainable and beautiful. Designers use them in a multitude of colours to accent other building materials and complement the overall design of the home. They’re also used for great affect in older or heritage buildings, where a layered design approach helps bring the old and new together seamlessly.

Architectural metal cladding also comes in a huge array of perforation patterns which means the panels can be used to add a decorative element to a home, or provide ventilation, privacy or shade.

Why We Love It

Architectural cladding gives renovators the option to incorporate striking contemporary profiles that add dynamic visual texture and a modern look. It also works well in difficult or challenging environments and builds.

Trend 4: Shou Sugi Ban

Shou Sagi Ban is Japanese charred timber cladding. It has a sleek, striking appearance with a black, carbon finish. With its textural beauty and low maintenance surface, its perfect for use both internally and externally.

We’re seeing Shou Sagi Ban being used more and more in both residential and commercial applications, from hotels to homes, on walls and ceilings, for cladding and screening, and much more. With such a beautiful look, and flexible uses, we expect this is trend to continue well into 2020 and beyond.

Why We Love It

We love the history behind the creation of Shou Sagi Ban (it’s a centuries old wood preservation method) which gives the projects that utilise this material a sense of timeless beauty.

Trend 5: Cooldek Cool Light

A sister trend to biophilic design, the Cooldek Cool Light is a home renovation trend that’s letting renovators grasp that all important natural light, while still keeping out the harsh sun and inclement weather. It’s an innovated insulated roofing system with transparent panels nestled between the panels that homeowners are embracing wholeheartedly.

Why We Love It

The more natural light, the better. And the Cooldek Cool Light brings that in without sacrificing comfort and all-weather usability.

Trend 6: Eco-Friendly Design

Smart, intelligent design in 2022 is embracing more and more innovative, eco-friendly ideas and solutions. This includes things like solar implementation, the proper placement of windows, cutting-edge insulation techniques, harnessing natural light and cooling elements and also using sustainable, biodegradable and recyclable materials wherever possible.

Why We Love It

Australians are becoming more conscious about how they’re living in the world—and this includes living in their homes. And we think that’s a great thing.

Trend 7: The Smart Home

Integrating smart home features such as USB outlets, home security cameras, Bluetooth door locks, touchless faucets, voice-activated lighting systems and more, is our seventh top home renovation trend of 2022.

We’re finding that more and more renovators are looking to have these elements included in their home during their remodels because it’s a great way to customise the living space, it adds an element of luxury and it’s actually a great investment.

Why We Love It

We love seeing a home with smart products integrated seamlessly throughout, especially those that make life easier and more enjoyable. It’s the future, brought to life now.

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