One of the most rewarding aspects of owning a home is making modifications to make it truly your own. Whether you’re remodeling a bathroom, installing a fence, or updating your plumbing or HVAC system, renovations can have a huge impact on how we live in our homes, and home improvement trends will shape home design for years to come.
Looking ahead to 2023, experts agree that several things will influence renovation trends. For example, the pandemic has changed the way people work and spend time at home, and we can expect these changes to be reflected in the renovations that homeowners prioritize in the new year. Combine that with rising material costs and a soaring housing market, and experts predict that renovations focused on improving home comfort and functionality will be massive. Angi’s home expert Mallory Micetich said “optional items” won’t be a priority for homeowners in 2023. “With inflation still rising, most people won’t be rushing to tackle projects that are entirely optional. Homeowners are more likely to focus on non-discretionary projects, such as repairing a broken fence or repairing a burst pipe,” Micetich said. When doing optional projects, she wants them to be completed alongside appropriate repairs or necessary upgrades, such as: B. Combining tile work with bathroom plumbing repairs.
So, in the face of these complicated factors, what can we expect for the decoration trend in the new year? Here are 5 renovation trends experts believe will go mainstream in 2023.
With more and more people working from home on a regular basis, experts predict that home office renovations in 2023 will be massive. said Nathan Singh, CEO and managing partner of Greater Property Group.
Emily Cassolato, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Neumann Real Estate, agrees, noting that she’s seeing a particular trend among clients looking to build or convert sheds and garages into home office space. This allows those who work outside of the standard 9am to 5pm desk job to work from the comfort of their own home. “Professionals such as physical therapists, psychologists, artists or music teachers can work from home without buying or renting commercial space,” Cassolato said.
Outdoor Living Spaces
With more and more time spent at home, homeowners want to maximize their living space, including outdoor space. According to experts, outdoor renovation work is to be expected, especially when the weather warms up in the spring. Projects like decks, patios and gardens will be big items in 2023, Singer predicts, as homeowners look to create comfortable and functional outdoor living spaces. “This can include installing outdoor kitchens and entertaining areas,” he adds.
By 2023, energy efficiency will be a top consideration for homeowners as they seek to reduce energy bills and make their homes greener. With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act this year, American homeowners have even more incentive to make energy-efficient home improvements in the new year, thanks to the Energy Efficiency Home Improvement Credit, which subsidizes eligible home improvements. With solar panel installations specifically falling under the energy efficiency home improvement credit, experts agree that we can expect a massive shift to solar in 2023.
Glenn Weisman, Registered Residential Air System Design Technician (RASDT) and sales manager for Top Hat Home Comfort Services, predicts that another way homeowners will improve energy efficiency in their homes in 2023 is through insulation, smart HVAC systems, harnessing solar energy and installing energy-efficient appliances Or low-flush toilets are becoming an increasingly popular renovation trend,” Weissman said.
Bathroom & Kitchen Upgrades
Kitchens and bathrooms are high-usage areas of the home, and with an increasing focus on practical and functional renovations expected in 2023, these spaces will become a priority for many homeowners, Singh said. Expect projects such as updating cabinets, replacing countertops, adding light fixtures, replacing faucets, and replacing old appliances to be the focus of the new year.
Robin Burrill, CEO and lead designer at Signature Home Services, says she expects to see lots of custom cabinetry with hidden built-ins in both kitchens and bathrooms. Think hidden refrigerators, dishwashers, pantries and cabinets that blend seamlessly with their surroundings. “I love this trend because it keeps everything as it is,” Burrill said.
Accessory Apartments/Multi-Dwelling Residences
Another consequence of rising interest rates and real estate costs is increased demand for apartment buildings. Cassolato said she sees many of her clients buying homes with friends or family to increase their buying power, with the goal of splitting the home into multiple apartments or adding an additional apartment.
Likewise, interior architect and designer Christiane Lemieux of Lemieux et Cie says adapting homes to multigenerational living will remain a major renovation trend in 2023. “As the economy changes, as the children come back or as aging parents move in, more and more families are choosing to live under one roof,” she said. To accommodate the change, Lemieux said, “many homeowners are reconfiguring their rooms and floor plans…some are adding separate entryways and kitchens, while others are building separate living units.”
Regardless of the projected renovation trends for 2023, experts agree that prioritizing projects that make sense for your home and family is the most important thing to do. Trends come and go, but ultimately your home needs to work for you. So if a trend doesn’t fit your lifestyle, there’s no need to jump on it to fit.