Remodeling projects can make your home more enjoyable and functional. In a time when people are seeking out ways to modernize their spaces, remodeling projects are more popular than ever. The experts at ProRemodeler magazine, identified 5 Remodeling Projects Expected to Boom in 2022. Find out what’s in store for a majority of homeowners this year.
Better outfitted mudrooms
This functional space will avoid frantic searches for keys, backpacks, gloves, hats, lost socks, and more by constructing a mudroom that is dedicated to different needs. Functions in high demand are:
- Drop-off areas for package and grocery-store deliveries; pet washing stations with an oversized sink or shower pan and storage;
- Specified storage for each family member;
- Laundry equipment area complemented with shelves, a counter for folding, and a sink;
- A central charging station for everyone’s tech tools; and
- Something fun such as a boot dryer
More specialized outdoor “rooms”
Creating the equivalent of rooms in a backyard started pre-pandemic, but after sheltering indoors, more homeowners asked their remodeling professionals to build different spaces to suit favorite interests, including:
- An outdoor kitchen with a grill, water source, and the newest bell and whistle: a pizza oven.
- A firepit or fireplace and lawn or terrace to set out a large screen and chairs to watch movies,
- An edible garden, and trellises to plant up and conserve land.
More window, door and wall glazing to savor nature
The trend of homeowners wanting to feel as though they are outdoors even when they can’t be is expected to continue as nature is considered a boon to wellness. Remodelers expect requests to change out windows and doors, and sometimes an entire wall to fit larger glass options.
More flexible home offices
Another pandemic lesson was the importance of having a place for adults to conduct office work and children to do homework. Even as many return to the workplace and school, coronavirus numbers are expected to make adaptable areas popular.
Accessory dwelling units
Increased approval from planning and building departments has boosted accessory dwelling unit (ADU) popularity, especially as a housing solution for homeowners needing space for returning grown children, for renters to help meet the shortage of affordable housing, and older parents wanting to age in place privately in what is often called a “granny flat.”