Home additions have been on nearly everyone’s mind, especially since so many of us are working from home. The pandemic caused a lot of homeowners to evaluate their homes with an eye on opportunity. Some of our clients wanted to add space for their loved ones to be close by so they chose to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit while others wanted a home office to block off noise and family activities so they could focus on work. Remodeling your home saves you from the hassle and stress of moving, and can also boost the overall value of your property. No matter what addition you are planning to build, make sure to work with an experienced remodeling contractor. In 2022, expect to see more of these home addition trends. Work-From-Home Spaces Today, more and more people are working remotely, increasing the need for home offices. You can either turn an existing space, such as a spare bedroom, into your workspace or build a home addition with sufficient lighting, privacy, sound insulation and ventilation. With a comfortable and well-designed home office, you can focus more on your work and be more productive. The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) can also be used as a rental property in San Diego. It’s easy to keep an eye on your rental because it’s on your property. ADUs are becoming very popular, be sure to attend one of our upcoming seminars to learn more about ADUs. Minimalism is a trend that you will continue to see in 2022. Many homeowners have realized how clutter can trigger stress and anxiety, especially in shared spaces, such as kitchens and living rooms. Expect home addition designs to be minimal, streamlined and simple while incorporating smart technology for simple and easy use to do things like turn on lights, TV, and more.. Instead of adding excessive architecture elements, focus on essential features that can make your space more functional, convenient and comfortable. An experienced custom home builder can help you strike a balance between appeal and functionality. Integration of Energy-Efficient Features Energy-efficient features are something you should consider investing in regardless of what addition you wish to build. Solar panels, insulation, HVAC upgrades, rainwater harvesting systems and multi-pane windows are components to think about integrating into your new home spaces. Aside from helping cut down your utility costs, they can improve your indoor comfort and help reduce your carbon footprint. Marrokal Design & Remodeling, we listen to what’s important to you and then we bring your dreams to life with our award-winning team’s remodeling services. Call us at (888) 214-1544, or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. Check out our remodeling seminar schedules to learn more about the best ways to maximize your home’s appeal and value. We work with homeowners in San Diego, CA, and nearby areas.