Over the past two years, homeowners “finally had time” to do the home improvement projects they’d always dreamt about. Despite the world slowly returning to normality, the popularity of home improvements and upgrades isn’t going to stop: it’s only going to grow bigger.
If you’re late to the home upgrade party, don’t worry (better late than never!). Fortunately, you’ve arrived at a time when home upgrade options are nice and affordable, meaning you won’t need to take out a massive loan to fund them.
Here are the latest home upgrade trends that families and couples need to know.
Modern decks and fencing
Deck and fencing upgrades have been many homeowners ‘go-to’ upgrade since 2020.
The reason for this is simple: when done right, a new deck and Chesterfield Fence can look incredible. Plus, they add elements of practicality to homes. Decking gives you a space to relax and socialize, while fencing protects your home and makes it look good.
Gaming and streaming rooms
This is why lots of homeowners have converted their spare rooms into bona fide gaming and streaming rooms. A typical example of one of these includes:
- A large TV
- Customizable lighting
- Games consoles
- Comfortable seating, such as big couches
- A movie projector
- A mini-refrigerator for refreshments
So, if you and your spouse or family are media fanatics, a gaming and streaming room is a must-have home upgrade. Plus, if you have young children, they’ll certainly be over the moon with it!
Home office space
Less than 2 years ago, most people would wake up every morning and do their daily commute to work. Boy, how times have changed!
Now, working from home has become normalized, largely due to companies encouraging it. Of course, this has led to homeowners customizing their own home office spaces, which has made working from home much easier.
It’s highly recommended that you create an office space in your home to future-proof it, as you never know if you’ll be working from home in the future.
Make sure that your home office space is comfortable and professional. A high-quality desk and desk chair are essential – so make them your priority. From there, you can focus on the smaller details, such as office décor and lighting.
Smart lighting and speakers
Speaking of lighting, if you walk into any modern home these days, your eyes will probably spot at least a couple of smart lights.
If you don’t know what a smart light is, it’s just like a regular light. The only difference is that it’s Bluetooth and WIFI enabled, meaning you can control its color and brightness using your iPhone or Android device. How sweet is that?
In addition to smart lights, homeowners are also embracing smart speakers. Smart speakers can be controlled via voice commands; and can do everything from stream music to play your favorite podcasts.
Whenever you’ve had a long, tiring day, you can kick your feet up at home, choose your smart light color, and request your smart speaker to play some music – and what can be better than that?
Finally, renewable energy.
Due to the current global discussion surrounding climate change, homeowners have turned to renewable energy appliances to upgrade their homes.
There are small upgrades you can choose from, such as eco-friendly light bulbs. Then there are largescale ones, like solar panels for your roof.