As the end of 2021 is upon us, it’s a great chance to look at the trends of houses we can expect to see in 2022. However, it’s fair to say that if the last couple of years are anything to go by – nobody can predict what will happen in the future. That said, as professional and experienced estate agents in Peterborough we know what home buyers in Peterborough are looking for and the sorts of homes that are selling well.
So, below you can see the four trends that you can expect to see in the homes of 2022. If you are looking to sell your home, look for ways you can work towards these trends to increase the value of your home and the speed in which it can be sold.
Natural colours within homes are a huge sell as we go into 2022. Must-have colours for your home include white, taupe, grey, ivory and similar natural colours and shades. Beige is also a very popular colour again, after disappearing for some years. Lighter shades of green are being tipped as the colour of 2022. The great things about these natural colours are that they are lighter, so make a home look lighter, brighter and more spacious. All of which are a plus when you are looking to sell your home.
The pandemic showed us all that rooms need to be multipurpose. Home offices are very popular among the wants from home buyers. Many people are still working from home and will stay working from home. Look for ways that you can create home working spaces in your rooms. This could be a guest room that has a sofa bed and an office. A corner of the living room could become a study or work area and the garage could become an extra room too.
The climate and sustainability feature highly on many home buyers’ minds. It is expected that ‘carbon footprint’ will continue to be in the mindset of many people buying homes in 2022. Long-lasting materials in homes, such as stone, onyx, glass, granite and light wood are growing in popularity. Indoor plants are a great ‘green reminder’ too, so placing these around your home for viewings can be a great idea to attract the potential buyer to your home.
Fast furnishing and flat pack furniture are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Interior experts predict that buying better-made and longer-lasting furniture will soon be something that everyone is doing. Keep this in mind if you have furniture in your home that will be included in the sale of the house. Make sure the long-lasting and high-quality furniture is clear to see by all viewing your home.
Whatever happens in 2022, we are confident that we will be able to help you sell your home in Peterborough. We have seen a lot of activity in the housing market, and this doesn’t look to slow down anytime soon. If you’d like our help to sell your home in Peterborough, call us now.