01 Jan Top 5 Custom Home Construction Trends for 2022
As the year 2021 grinds slowly to a halt, it’s time to take stock of the past 12 months and plan for the future. That home construction project that you couldn’t get off the ground this year, you have a new opportunity to begin building in 2022. And looking on the bright side, you can now build your home according to trends that will be prevalent in the coming year.
To help you get started, we’ve outlined some new ideas for your custom home construction in 2022. You may adopt as many of them as you like. The end goal, after all, is to build a house that suits your preferences. If that’s in line with the current trend, then that’s just a lucky coincidence.
- Connect with nature
After the numerous lockdowns of the past 24 months, many have recognized the importance of building a house that connects with nature. We all need a small replica of the outside world in our homes, and nature-themed custom homes are making a powerful comeback over the next few years.
Start with a mini-garden outdoors and house plants inside the home. You may also look into constructing a swimming pool in anticipation of all the parties you’ll organize in 2022. More wood and stone designs can also be incorporated to maintain the natural vibe.
Luxury vinyl flooring, for example, helps you recreate the look of genuine wood or stone flooring without the usual maintenance and durability issues.
- Work-from-home arrangement
More organizations are letting employees work from home, and this is impacting the design of custom homes. Nowadays, homes are becoming multipurpose and arrangements must be made for a dedicated workspace. To ensure that you are as productive at home as you are at the office, you’ll need an office that replicates (or improves on) the environment at work. Put this in mind as you plan your custom home construction in 2022.
- Think energy-efficiency
Energy-efficient windows and sturdy doors go a long way in keeping your home insulated. So, as you build your custom home in 2022, it’s prudent to add them to your wishlist. While they may be pricier than alternatives with less quality, they increase the value of your home and offer other benefits.
Here are some advantages to making your home energy-efficient:
- You get to maximize your air conditioning and heating systems.
- You save a bundle on energy costs and contribute positively towards climate change.
- You reduce the rate at which UV rays penetrate your home and damage your furniture, curtains, and carpets.
- Make the most of natural light
Lighting your house up adequately has not gone out of style so far, and 2022 will not be an exception. And yes, you can recreate a similar effect for your custom home with overhead lights, table lamps, and floor lamps. But nothing beats natural lighting. French doors, skylights, large windows are just some of the ways you can let more brightness into your house.
- Combine contemporary and traditional styles
Over the last 3 – 4 years, the world moved towards a modern monochromatic style of interior design. Just before that, homeowners were fixated on building vintage and traditional homes. These days and leading into the future, the prevalent trend is a combination of the two. For your custom home construction in 2022, enjoy the best of both worlds and adopt features from contemporary and traditional design styles.
If you’re looking to build a custom home in Portugal or renovate your current house according to modern standards, TJ Projects is the most reliable name in the business. We also supply and install best-in-class energy-saving windows and top-quality doors.