One of the biggest benefits of owning a property is freedom – the freedom to do whatever it is you want. You could wake up one day and decide to paint your house in white and black stripes just because your spirit animal is a zebra. To each his own.

If you are like most other homeowners out there, you are always looking for ways to make your home more comfortable, functional, and valuable. Achieving this usually means some sort of home improvement or renovation project, the cost of which depends on the scale of the project.

Large scale home improvement can be very expensive and a good way to protect your investment is to sign up for a home warranty to act as a way to protect against unforeseen and potentially expensive repairs or replacement. You can learn more about home warranties to decide if it’s worth investing in.

That said, you’ll find some of the home improvement trends that are on the rise in 2023. Homeowners are now all about making their homes match their lifestyles and tastes and these are what they are currently up to.

1. Energy Efficient Home Upgrades

There are many reasons why energy efficient home upgrades are bound to become more popular in 2023 and beyond. For one, people are becoming more aware of how their lifestyles affect the environment and this has resulted in more people embracing the sustainable living movement. By installing energy-efficient upgrades, homeowners can reduce their environmental aspect.

Another reason for the rise of energy-efficient upgrades is how these upgrades can help save money on utility bills. The inflation surge that occurred between 2021 to 2023 will be remembered for a long time and homeowners are gladly embracing the chance to save money on energy and water consumption.

Energy-efficient upgrades can make your home more comfortable and improve indoor air quality, something that has a positive effect on your health. So, if sustainable living and money savings isn’t doing it for you, perhaps your health will.

There are several improvements that can make your home more energy efficient. You could improve the insulation, install energy-efficient windows, doors and lights, or upgrade your cooling and heating systems. Smart thermostats and solar panels are always excellent ways to improve the energy efficiency of your homes.

Old appliances tend to consume a lot of power and should be upgraded to energy star rated appliances that consume significantly less energy compared to products of similar functionalities.

2. Bathroom and Kitchen Upgrades

Bathroom and kitchen improvement have always been popular among homeowners as they tend to offer a great return on investment. So, you not only get to enjoy a more functional or aesthetically pleasing bathroom or kitchen, but should you ever put your home on the market, the state of your kitchen or bathroom can affect the offers that come your way.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a tremendous effect on bathroom and kitchen upgrades. This is because remote and hybrid-remote works are now more popular than ever, and people are spending more time at home. As a result, homeowners want their kitchens to be more social spaces where they can spend time with family and attend the occasional Zoom meeting.

As for bathrooms, the rising trend is to make it as comfortable as possible and modern and functional bathrooms with spa-like qualities are strongly favored. This makes sense when you consider that people want a relaxing oasis where they can unwind after a long day.

3. Minor Facelifts

Home improvements isn’t all about expensive renovation or remodeling projects. The little things also matter. Also, not many homeowners can afford high-dollar projects and the focus for people in this category is minor ‘facelifts’ and necessary repairs.

From painting doors and walls to changing light fixtures, adding some cool wall art, adding potted plants, decluttering, and hiding that eyesore AC unit, there are many ways you can give your home a makeover without breaking the bank.

Repairs and maintenance projects like fixing damaged outlets, repairing broken fences, repairing caulking, raking old mulch, and so on are bound to become more popular among homeowners. It’s all about the little things.

4. More Outdoor Space

Outdoor living space is more valuable and sought after more than event. More people are interested in spending time outside their homes for relaxation and entertainment purposes. Those with patios, porches, or decks are making improvements to make these spaces more than showpieces. They want to make it make it a truly functional place where they can relax and have fun.

Formerly overlooked, outdoor spaces are becoming the jewels of homeowners with many people planning to have some sort of functional outdoor space added to their property.

Jackson Martin

Jackson Martin, holding a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas, has been a prominent figure in the home improvement sector for over 18 years. He joined our team in 2020, sharing his expertise in renovation techniques, sustainable building practices, and DIY projects. Jackson's previous experience includes working in residential construction management and as a home renovation consultant. He is an advocate for energy-efficient homes and enjoys participating in local marathon events.

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