6 home design and construction trends to watch in 2022
Looking to make improvements to your home in 2022? The start of the new year is the perfect time to evaluate ways to improve your living space.
This year, Terra View predicts that homeowners will strive to make their homes more livable, sustainable and comfortable.
Whether it’s extending outdoor living or finding new opportunities to reduce energy demands, or putting more emphasis on dedicated workspaces designed to spend more than a few hours at home times, 2022 trends address a variety of ways to build “future-proof” homes.
Below, Terra View shares 6 home design and construction trends you can expect to see this year.
1. Sustainability and creating a smarter home
Now more than ever, homeowners are embracing values of sustainability. According to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors of Canada, more than half of its members said their clients were interested in sustainability. This drive to achieve high energy standards will continue to influence building and purchasing decisions in 2022.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also forced many of us to reconsider the way we live. As returning to full-time work remains flexible, many consumers have explored new ways to optimize their living spaces through technological additions. For example, switching to energy efficient light bulbs. It’s one of the easiest ways to save energy and lower your electric bills. Smart thermostats also offer a variety of features that will not only keep your home comfortable, but can also help reduce heating and cooling costs.
Terra View homes are proudly recognized for their leadership in sustainability and thoughtful home design. By incorporating sustainable and eco-friendly features into every home, they are able to reduce both their impact on the environment and the carbon footprint of their owners.
2. Space for mind and body
In addition to seeking flexibility in a floor plan and dedicated home office space, homeowners are looking for “retreat” spaces to relax, exercise, and do more of the things they love. Whether your chosen home model offers an extra bedroom, basement, or extra room, flexible space is key. Functionality, practicality and aesthetics are equally important!
A great example is Terra View’s Avonlea home design which encapsulates many of these key features, with its wide open floor plan and soaring entry. This particular model is available in three elevations with a multitude of layout options.
3. Net zero advances for housing
Net Zero Ready homes are an irreversible market trend – they are homes of the future and are currently being built in accordance with Ontario’s 2030 Building Code. In addition to being 80% more energy efficient , Net Zero homes are more durable, comfortable and healthier than standard homes.
The main difference between Net Zero and Net Zero Ready homes is that Net Zero homes already have solar panels or other renewable energy systems installed. Whereas with a Net Zero Ready you can choose when you are ready to move to a fully Net Zero home.
The most powerful trend today is the movement toward Net Zero and Net Zero Ready homes – and Terra View prides itself on building Net Zero Ready homes and complying with strict green building codes and accreditations. If you want to learn more, check out their blog, “Net Zero and Net Zero Ready: What’s the Difference?”
4. Biophilic Design
Nature moves inside.
More and more homeowners are embracing biophilic design principles, which are a way to connect people to nature by bringing outdoor elements indoors. This can be achieved through the use of more local organic materials in interiors and by maximizing sunlight, fresh air, plants and other natural elements in the home.
A key part of biophilic design includes the geographic location of your home. In 2022, the transition to living in areas surrounded by distinctive geographic and ecological features is expected to continue as homeowners embrace outdoor living spaces and natural elements. The Hart Village and NiMa Trails communities of Terra View are located near conservation lands and surrounding natural areas because surrounding yourself with what you enjoy is most important.
5. Outdoor luxury
The living space of a house is no longer limited to the confines of its interior. Recently, owners have been rushing to spruce up their outdoor spaces and make them an extension of their homes. With the majority of us spending more time at home, many homeowners have begun to improve their outdoor environment for year-round enjoyment.
Terra View Homes floor plans offer a wide variety of exterior design options, to help you bring your exterior vision to life! Take a virtual tour and explore some of their floor plans here.
6. Multifunctional spaces
Single-use spaces seem to be a thing of the past. Versatile pieces have become a necessity as we spend more time at home looking for creative ways to divide our space. Thinking about your space as a whole will help you create a continuous, cohesive design. Bonus rooms have become very popular and can be used as a media room, home office, gym or additional play area.
It may be worth considering investing in items that complement each other, even if they perform different functions. This will make the transition from work to dining to leisure in one room feel seamless. Terra View homes are designed with this concept in mind, allowing homeowners to intertwine their living spaces to best suit their needs.
For many of us, our home reflects who we are and the lifestyle we hope to live. Terra View homes offer the versatility and thoughtful design required in an ever-changing world. In 2022, how do you see yourself living in ever-changing conditions? What items do you want in your home to live the lifestyle you hope for?
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