Home Renovation trends for 2023

Which home renovation trends to consider in 2023

Welcome to 2023! The new year often forces us to look at our priorities for the year, and for many it will be to crack on with that renovation or home extension project. So what are the home renovation trends likely to be for 2023?
When it comes to residential architecture and interior design, certain design principles remain constant over time and stand the test of time. Others are merely trends and will come and go…

Knowing which trends to incorporate into your renovation or home build project can be tricky, but this is where a good architect and interior designer becomes invaluable. We can help you to pinpoint which of these trends will work for your home and lifestyle, and incorporate them into the design in a way that will stand the test of time.

This year we’ve challenged ourselves to predict the home design trends that we think will dominate the year ahead, so if you’re planning a home renovation or build project, read on for some inspiration!

Have a read and let us know what you think.

Staying in really is the new going out!

Think home cinemas, a home gym to house the One Peloton, and if you’re really lucky an outdoor swimming pool to help cope with a heatwave.

With a virtual solution for almost everything, people are looking at ways to enjoy more of their leisure activities within the home. We recently added an extension to a contemporary family home to create additional leisure space and we think there’s going to be an increase in demand for this kind of home extension.

The Home Office
Once seen as a nice to have, the home office is now considered a necessity for many – the pandemic has certainly changed the way in which we work!

Whilst it was acceptable to create a makeshift office in the corner of the bedroom or dining room to manage during periods of lockdown, those who are now working from home on a permanent basis are looking for ways to create an office space that enables them to work effectively and also create a distinction between their home space and work space.

This home office project in Worcester, which included rebuilding the existing garage to form a new double garage with a home office space above, is a great example of how this can be achieved.

We’re expecting to see more and more requests like this in 2023.

New double garage built

Indoor / Outdoor Living

There was a time when homeowners considered their indoor space and outdoor space as two separate areas. Whilst the flow and connection between the two areas has always been an important consideration, we are starting to see a greater demand for impressive outdoor spaces that are an extension of the home.

The outdoor kitchen is no longer a bbq that is wheeled from the garage during the summer months, but a dedicated space that holds all the kitchen essentials. Aside from the practicalities, it needs to look good too – an impressive space in which to spend time with family and friends.

And when it comes to relaxing, the outdoor lounge is the perfect way to inject a bit of personality into your outdoor space, whilst creating a cosy space to really relax in. Obviously the great British weather is unpredictable, so incorporating some kind of shelter for this space is essential.

The Family Kitchen
Now this has been around a while, so can we still call it a trend? Well it isn’t going anywhere and if you’re looking at ways to unlock the potential in your home – this is where we start.

Formal dining spaces and small separate rooms just don’t work for the modern household. Modern life is busy, so the kitchen needs to be a multifunctional space that can accommodate the whole family – a place for children to complete their homework whilst a parent cooks, a charming space to enjoy a relaxing evening with friends on a Friday night, and also an area that can host the whole family at Christmas!

As we are looking at trends, things to look out for are sociable islands (think more seating and sociable spaces on the traditional kitchen island) and practical pantries – whether it’s a pantry cupboard or creating space for a walk in pantry. Take a look at one of our recently built houses for some inspiration

The Master Suite
With all this activity in the home, we’re also looking at ways to get away from it all too and enjoy a little bit of peace from the rest of the house!

We’re expecting to see a greater demand for master suites this year, with couples looking for much more than an en-suite attached to the largest bedroom in the house.

The master suite is a sanctuary that includes a dedicated sleeping space that remains clear and uncluttered, a dressing area with quality storage and wardrobe options, and an en-suite bathroom that oozes luxury and promotes relaxation.

It’s been an interesting few years for residential architects! The pandemic really has created a shift in how we use our homes, and what we want from them.

We were initially forced to redesign our homes to create areas for work, school, and of course recreation. As restrictions eased we’ve enjoyed the return to normality, but there’s no doubt that it’s encouraged us to look at our homes in a new light, and really consider what we want from them.

Will you be taking on any of these trends? If so, do get in touch to see how we can help.