Top 4 Custom Home Trends of 2022

2021 December 29

Time is moving fast and another year is here! As the new year rolls in, there are plenty of design trends to be aware of, especially for custom homes. 

In 2020 and 2021, homeowners were inspired by the pandemic to turn their homes into cozy safe havens where they can enjoy spending an abundance of time at home. As 2022 turns the corner, there are new trends to explore and keep up with!

Whether you are about to build new home in Michigan, are planning a remodel, or if you’re buying a move-in-ready home; here are some of the top custom home design trends we foresee in 2022. 

Curvy Designs 

Straight edges and sharp angles are starting to be replaced with curves, believe it or not! These luxurious, smooth accents through walls and doorways (think arches) can help provide a unique feel for homes. 

Curvy designs manifest in a few different ways. First, they may come from walls and more fixed structures like arches in doorways. Additionally, they may be accented even further with rounded furniture and decorative pieces. From C-shape sofas to soft-edge tables and reimagined contemporary chairs, the possibilities are endless.

Overall, this modern, sleek trend adds grace, dimension, and elegance to any space.


Sustainability is important for many reasons! First off, it helps to reduce your impact on the environment through the use of eco-friendly construction materials and through a reduced carbon footprint. Plus, sustainable home building allows you to have lower energy consumption which translates to lower energy bills!

As time moves forward, sustainable home construction will become even more sought after, for these financial and environmental reasons. 

In 2022, expect to see even more use of eco-friendly, natural construction materials such as brick and stone for exterior walls. Additionally, get ready for more use of natural elements such as repurposed natural finished wood and low-maintenance flooring for interior spaces.

Another way to exercise sustainability when having your home built is to work with a builder that sources local, eco-friendly lumber and building materials like the ones we mentioned. Locally-sourced materials reduce your carbon footprint by minimizing energy and greenhouse gasses emitted during transportation. Plus, buying local helps boost your community’s economy!

Green—Paint Color Inspiration from the Great Outdoors

This trend is definitely more aesthetic than functional. However, it’s hard to argue with the picks for 2022 color of the year when it comes to a paint color’s importance to home design. 

Paint companies including Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore, PPG, and others named some earthy shades of green as the trendsetters for 2022 and beyond. 

These include Laurel Leaf by Better Homes and Gardens, October Mist by Benjamin Moore, and Evergreen Fog by Sherwin-Williams, among others. 

Nature is quite literally “in.” The colors and inspirations from the great outdoors are working their way indoors, as seen in these gorgeous shades of green that will make your home feel both elegant and down-to-earth.

Outdoor Living and Entertainment Spaces 

Because of the pandemic and overall design trends, outdoor living and entertainment spaces have grown wildly in popularity in recent years. According to the American Institute of Architect’s 2021 survey, demand for outdoor spaces increased from 61 percent to 70 percent among respondents compared to last year. 

It’s not hard to see why; outdoor living spaces extend the usable range of your home. They help you get outdoors more often and can have a great impact on your home’s value. In fact, according to Absolute Outdoor Kitchens, homes with outdoor kitchens can potentially see an ROI between 100% and 200%. 

Eagle Creek Homes 

Building your dream custom home requires a lot of planning, and finding the right partner to guide you through the whole process can make it a lot easier. 

At Eagle Creek Homes, we understand how important your custom home building project is for you and your family. We also know how complicated it is. 

That is why we pride ourselves on being true partners. We will work hand-in-hand with you, guiding you through our excellent, transparent custom home building process.

When you work with Eagle Creek Homes, you will never be out of the loop. Your project manager will give you updates every step of the way so you’ll know exactly what to expect during every stage of the process. You’ll see photo and video updates on the status of your home, and will get calendar reminders for every important meeting. 

If you are ready to start bringing your dream home to life and want to learn more about our process and customization options, contact Eagle Creek Homes today!

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