Every year, designers and vendors come up with exciting ways to make homes look fabulous from the outside, and 2022 is no exception. This year will see a host of new luxury options that are great for both wealthy families and everyone else.
Here’s what’s coming down the pike:
When Tesla announced solar roofing options would be coming to market in 2016, we believed them. After all, the company, best known for its cars, introduced the world to the first compelling road-worth EV all the way back in 2005.
However, it’s been a longer wait than expected. The technology, according to Elon Musk, the company’s founder, took longer to perfect than they expected. Nevertheless, in 2022, it’s finally here and making waves. What’s more, it doesn’t look like a big, ugly solar roof panel. From a distance, it looks reassuringly tile-like – and lasts just about as long as well.
Imagine if your home’s facade was made of cut stone. You’d feel like royalty.
Well, it turns out that this is very much a thing now, according to Deleese Stone. The custom stone fabricator says that it has created stone facades for dozens of properties in the Toronto area, making them look less like new builds and more like French chateaux from the Ancien Régime.
The sound of running water can be hard to come by in the city. Everything is so built up.
However, luxury home exterior improvement companies are getting around this by installing waterfalls in people’s front yards. These structures are essentially modified fountains where a powerful pump loops water in a circuit at a high rate.
In some parts of the country, particularly in the south, keeping conventional grass green in the summer is challenging. High temperatures and intense sunlight make it almost impossible. What’s more, many homeowners are worried about the effect that it has on local water sources and the environment.
For that reason, some people are experimenting with artificial turf and joining the no-mow movement. While this might not sound like a luxury upgrade, it is fast becoming one. That’s because turf companies are becoming better at fabricating fake grass. These days, it looks almost identical to the real thing.
Exotic Exterior Colors
Professional designers have been using exotic colors on commercial building facades for a long time. However, it is only recently that the trend has hit the residential housing market. People are rejecting the mass-produced aesthetic of cookie-cutter homes thrown up between 1950 and 2010 and looking for something a little better. In 2022, therefore, we’re likely to see the rise of homes with orange, green, red, blue and turquoise exterior themes.
Lastly, luxury homeowners are looking to make their driveways bigger in 2022. They want space for their RV, SUV, horse trailer, sports car and off-road 4X4 and a conventional driveway simply won’t suffice.
Thanks to new concrete pouring methods, large driveways are becoming more attractive. What’s more, they’re being paired with attractive carports with black wooden beams and terracotta roof tiles.