Some fresh new trends are making their way into our homes when it comes to decor and renovations. Many people are spending more time at home which means they are taking the time and effort to make it into something more comfortable and inviting. There are less minimalistic approaches, and an increase in things like spacial awareness and making every room in the house more functional.
We gathered the most popular home improvement trends from experts in the housing and decor industry to give us insight into what popular renovations or improvements homeowners will be looking at making this year.
- Outdoor living room
Johannes Hock of Artificial Grass Pros suggests that, “Since many homeowners now work from home or spend more time there, the need for home comforts to continue outside the house is an increased need. One of the biggest home improvements trends being seen in 2023 is outdoor living rooms.
“Many homeowners are taking the time to craft a comfortable living space in their yard that is private and provides all the same comforts as a regular living room. This means comfortable furniture, fire pits or outdoor fireplaces, raised decks, lots of lighting, outdoor rugs and even some spaces with an outdoor kitchen. This type of renovation allows people to enjoy their time in their own backyard and makes it an additional place to relax. When you spend a lot of time indoors, a place like this is welcomed.”
- Built-in storage for maximalism
“Maximalism is really taking off, and is causing a lot of homeowners to look into different types of storage options for their home” says Christian Klinge the innovation director for Rockfon Sounds Beautiful. “Added storage like cabinets, bins and pantries are all great, but tend to take up a lot of room in your home. They are additions instead of something that is integrated into the home already. This is why many people are looking at adding storage that is more built-in to their home as this makes it a much more seamless way to store items.
This includes taking out sections of walls to put in shelving or cabinets. This type of storage is highly functional, and can be used in any part of the home. The kitchen and living room are great examples of where this type of storage is valuable as it can be used for extra kitchen appliances, books, plants, and other knick knacks that encourage the current maximalism style.”
“I love a good mudroom because of the separation it provides when it comes to the layout of a home.” Jarryd Elliott of SJ Build continues to say that, “A mudroom is often in a high traffic area to hang coats, put on and take off your shoes and to store a lot of outdoor clothing and accessories. It’s something that we are seeing a lot of this year, and will continue to see as a major must for homeowners.
Not many people have separate entryways to be able to dry off their muddy boots, which is why mud rooms are often at the top of people’s lists. It is also a more affordable home improvement project that doesn’t take much time or effort. It can instantly change the look of a room, as many people are adding in shelving, coat hooks, and seats with storage to make it both functional and stylish.”
- Multifunctional rooms
Home gyms, home offices and movie rooms are all examples of the types of entertainment and spaces homeowners are adding. Multifunctional rooms have been on the rise due to the increase in people at home. Even the addition of large kitchen islands has been noted as many people are working from home and use this space for work on top of its primary purpose. This is a multifunctional space because you can entertain, work and cook from this area making it a major upgrade people are making to their kitchens.
Many homeowners are also looking at completing unfinished basements to create a multifunctional space. Whether that’s a movie room and home office or even an additional living space and home gym. This creates a home that has multiple different rooms that fulfills the needs of those living there.