5 Home Building Trends to Expect in 2022

We all look to the new year as a new beginning and a way to reset. Many of the upcoming trends of 2022 reflect the need to step back and take a moment. If you are looking to design a custom home in Northeast Wisconsin, we have some of the upcoming 2022 trends to help inspire you!

fireplace in home designed by Virtue Homes

More Sustainability

Sustainability is having a moment and will continue throughout 2022. When designing your home, you can plan to use more sustainable materials such as bamboo, cork or reclaimed wood. 

empty top level room designed by Virtue Homes

Homework Rooms

With the rise of working from home and the need for home offices, our kids need a space to dedicate their time to their homework and studies as well. 

finished basement with theater, designed by Virtue Homes

Lower Level Living

We’re not talking about your parents’ cramped basement. The lower of your custom home can offer so much functionality along with fun. We have seen people create full-out bars, theaters, at-home gyms and more in the lower level of their homes.

sun roof designed by Virtue Homes, located in the Fox Cities

Thoughtful Spaces

With the past couple of years, finding a space for peace and meditation isn’t a surprising trend for 2022. Spaces like these could be a sunroom to allow more natural light and feeling more in touch with nature, little cozy book nooks or an empty space to fit a yoga mat.

sunroom designed by Virtue Homes

Biophilic Design

Being stuck inside due to the pandemic the past years has a lot of people craving more natural substances in their homes. Some ways to incorporate Biophilic design is by having more neutral colors such as grays, light browns, stone blue and light greens, natural accents like stone, wood or clay and creating more natural light for indoor plants to thrive on.

There’s no better time to start planning your new home design than the new year!

Our Virtue Homes team loves designing new custom homes to fit every need, style and personality in the Fox Valley and beyond. If you are ready to get the design process started, contact us today! We also offer some of our most popular floor plans to start the brainstorming.

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We also have a blog about details you can add to your custom home to add a touch of luxury.