2023 is almost here, and stepping into a new year often means a time for setting new goals. Getting fit, studying, and travelling abroad are all great aspirations. Still, one of the most rewarding goals you could set in the new year (especially if you’re a homeowner!) is making changes to your home because the home can be where many life goals can take place.
Suppose your 2023 goals are all about renovating your home – well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ll share some in-vogue home renovation trends for the year ahead – whether it’s remodelling your bathroom or kitchen, installing a fence, or updating your plumbing, heating, or cooling system.
Outlook for 2023
Interior design, home builders and home renovation experts agree that the pandemic will continue to influence how people use their homes – working from home and home entertaining will influence renovation trends as households spend more time at home.
As the cost of living and building materials continue to rise, homeowners may consider renovating their homes over a new home purchase or a knock-down rebuild option. It is predicted that homeowners will spend smaller amounts of money on renovations that can impact the overall value of a property or make a home more convenient and easier to live in. These renovations may also occur due to ageing facilities like a kitchen or bathroom, where repairs or upgrades are required.
Home Renovation Trends in 2023
What can we expect to see when it comes to home renovation trends in the new year? Look at what home builders and renovation experts are talking about below.
With more and more people continuing to work from home regularly these days, experts expect home office renovations to be big in 2023. People working from home are looking to move away from the distractions that a home can bring, so a dedicated space for work that creates the ideal environment to perform work will be popular.
Since the start of the pandemic, the shift to working from home has been dramatic, and as people have become accustomed to this way of working and the benefits it creates with work-life balance, home design is also shifting to meet these needs. Meeting-friendly backgrounds, ergonomic desks and storage space are now becoming considerations in home renovations to help create that perfect work environment, free of distraction.
Outdoor Living Spaces
With more time spent at home, homeowners want to maximise livable space and make where they live comfortable and enjoyable for their families and entertaining. Especially during the warmer months, outdoor living projects like decking, patios, and gardens will be big next year.
Rising energy costs will be top of mind for a lot of homeowners going into 2023, so exploring ways to make the home more through energy-efficient design will be a way to help households cut energy costs and improve their impact on the environment.
Heating and cooling, solar power, insulation and low-flush toilet systems are also set to be popular in 2023 to help bring costs down and is another way homeowners will make their homes more energy efficient in 2023.
Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations
Kitchens and bathrooms are spaces that get a lot of use and therefore are more prone to wearing out over a shorter time. They are also spaces where households can quickly outgrow them, so focusing on making practical renovations in these spaces is likely to be big in 2023.
Projects like new cabinets or countertops, lighting, kitchen islands and creating space for new appliances will be the focus for many households in the coming year.
Laundry rooms are earmarked for revitalisation in 2023. Once a place to simply wash your clothes has become a place of function and form in the house. With beautiful backsplashes, artisanal floating shelves, and custom lighting designs, these rooms are far from the forgotten corners of the home.
More people are looking for an oasis in their homes to escape the noise from the outside world. Book lovers, painters, musicians and tinkerers are renovating their homes to include built-in libraries, while audiophiles and musicians transform spare rooms into music-listening and creation spaces to break away from the noise.
Arches and Curves
The arch is a symbol of support and strength. An archway pulls your attention towards a special feature, such as a beautiful fireplace or feature within your home. In 2023, this home renovation trend is likely to be popular, with arches in doorways, windows, wallpapers, wall art, mirrors and painting effects to provide some much-needed curves to the house.
But it doesn’t stop there. Walls, windows, halls, kitchen islands and vanities are also rounding out in 2023. Perhaps it’s in response to years of minimalist design and sharp lines, but expect to see more curves in the year ahead.
If you’re a fan of indoor-outdoor living, then this will be huge in 2023. Homeowners are looking to create an outdoor sanctuary that connects nature to living and entertaining spaces or simply as a place to relax and unwind. Low-maintenance plants and minimalist paving will help to act as the conduit between your home’s built and natural environment next year.
Before You Renovate
A renovation can impact how we live at home and the aesthetics. Yearly home renovation trends can help guide you to making changes in your home and help bring you along in the decision-making process. It can also influence home design for years to come, so it’s important to know what you do now to alter your home to be around for a while. It’s always best to think about your household needs and, if ever in doubt, speak to home building/home renovation experts who can help walk you through what is right for your home.
Ready to kick off your 2023 home renovation?
At B&S Nelson, we are building and home renovation experts in Forster/Tuncurry. Our understanding of home building/home renovation is unparalleled, and you can have peace of mind that when choosing us as your builder, you are at the centre of what we do.
If you’re ready to build or renovate in coastal New South Wales, phone the expert home renovation designers and builders here at B&S Nelson today at (02) 6555 3484, or fill in an online contact form, and one of our consultants can contact you at a preferred time.