The home remodeling and renovation market has maintained its high demand and given life to several new and interesting trends. Homes have transformed from a place to simply unwind after a long day or the end of a workweek into a space for work and play. Homeowners are using their homes with increased versatility, needing their homes to morph with those expectations. They’re also using their homes to establish their wellness goals and take their homes past the standard home upgrades of the past. Another big part of remodeling in the coming year will be the dawn of Pinterest renovations. As millennials have become homeowners and also the largest userbase of Pinterest and its home décor and design pages, this is what experts are estimating will happen. While many of those pins are DIY in nature, the homeowners are finding ways of turning them into commissioned work from professionals.
Another angle of remodeling that is seeing a lot of attention is modernizing and bringing technology into the home. A few ways that homeowners are doing this is making their home “smart”. Utilizing items like smart locks, smart surfaces and smart lighting is where these efforts have been concentrated. Okay, but what are these items?
Smart locks are electromechanical locks that are designed to perform locking and unlocking operations on a door when it receives instructions from an authorized device. It usually works by generating a cryptographic key to authorize the locking or unlocking process.
Smart surfaces describe any material or surface that rearranges its structure or composition, self-enhancing its functionality in response to changes in its ambient environment or external stimuli.
Smart lighting is known as lighting that is designed for enhanced energy efficiency, convenience, and security.
The process of a remodel may also be hampered by the fractures in the supply chain. As was the case throughout 2021, construction was halted in many cases because both labor and supply shortages, which will still be at work in 2022, made finishing projects tougher. While things may take time, they will happen. Renovations will not be instant, but they will still be popping up everywhere and getting done. Slower than the normal pace, but finished nonetheless.