Home Improvement Trends for 2022
Home improvement is a broad term that refers to renovation and remodeling projects that improve a house or property. Such projects might include adding an extension to a house, repainting and redecorating the interior or exterior of a house, installing landscaping such as gardens, pools, fences, and driveways, replacing windows and doors, and many others. A home improvement project can also be something as simple as painting or cleaning.
Homeowners are largely motivated by a desire to add value to their homes, make maintenance easier, and enhance aesthetic design. While whole-house remodels are the highest return projects, homeowners are increasingly cautious about spending more than they can recoup when it comes to completing such upgrades.
The most common home improvements homeowners plan for 2022 are fixing drafty windows and doors (44%), installing a smart thermostat (35%), and repairing or replacing heating and cooling systems (31%). Other important areas include kitchens and living rooms (14% each) and bedrooms (12% each), with outdoor landscaping and bathroom and bedroom updates trailing closely behind.
When it comes to finding the right contractor for your next home improvement project, it’s crucial to understand what makes a good contract. A good contract should have a payment schedule, start and finish dates, and as much detail as possible about the work to be performed, including types and brands of materials. Lastly, it should have the contractor’s name, address, and MHIC license number preprinted on it.
Whether you’re upgrading your home to sell it or simply want a fresh new look, there are many DIY and budget-friendly projects that can make a big impact. From adding a pop of color to your dining room to updating your backyard into a modern oasis, we’ve got the best ideas for improving your space without breaking the bank.