2022 Outdoor remodeling trends

August 4, 2022 - By marketing@allentate.com

The pandemic put a spotlight on outdoor living like never before, with homeowners desperate to create a backyard oasis. Beyond a spot for your puppy to roam around in and your kids to get dirty, a recent report shows contractors are busy building multi-use outdoor entertaining spaces.

Ready to transform your outdoor area into the backyard of your dreams? Here’s what’s trending in outdoor design in 2022.

Indoor spaces outside

The drive to stay outdoors all year round is strong in 2022, with home reno experts predicting this trend won’t fade anytime soon. Homeowners wanting to add indoor spaces outside are building decks, patios, pergolas and even screened in porches.

With the latest cost vs. value report showing both wooden and composite decking yielding between 62-65% when it comes time to sell, a deck is a good investment both now and in the future.

The most popular entertaining space homeowners are seeking to add in 2022 is a space to dine, with the study showing 62% of homeowners adding this element to their “must have” list.

Behind outdoor dining, 41% say an outdoor kitchen is top priority and 39% say an outdoor living room is the most important.

Year-round outdoor use

Entertaining outdoors became a safe way to see friends and family over the course of the pandemic and homeowners have now grown to love the idea of hosting al fresco.

The addition of pergolas, gazebos and covered patios allows more use out of outdoor entertaining spaces. And as the sun sets earlier as the year progresses, outdoor lighting is highly desired, as are space heaters, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits.

Saltwater pools

Pools have seen a major uptick in popularity over the last few years, and over half of all survey respondents agree that saltwater pools are the biggest trend making a splash today.

Besides the cost savings homeowners can expect when they swap chemicals for salt, saltwater pools are also much easier on your skin.

If a saltwater pool isn’t in your budget many contractors report an increase in plunge pools, which cost significantly less than the $30,000-$70,000 you can expect to spend to put in a normal-sized pool.

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