NEW TRENDS IN HOUSING CONSTRUCTION FOR 2022
Right now, the new trends in housing construction for 2022 point towards sustainability and smart solutions. Want to find out more? Increasingly, instead of standard solutions, builders are preferring to innovate. That is why we’ll show you the following trends that will guide builders in 2022.
Anyone building a new home can think in advance about how they can save on heating costs and perhaps use natural resources (including geothermal energy or solar energy). Smart heating or lighting solutions adapted to the needs of each home contribute to this.
SMART SOLUTIONS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE HOME
Construction and energy efficiency can be optimised by connecting the devices inside and outside the house. If there are no residents in the house the heating temperature can be reduced; or increase that of air conditioning. Smart heating/air conditioning control helps regulate the temperature in time so that the ambient temperature is comfortable when you return home. This way, comfort and conservation of resources can be optimally combined.
The same applies to smart lighting concepts. Indirect light with LED lamps, for example, not only helps to create a pleasant atmosphere in the room, but also saves energy. Instead of illuminating the entire hallway, selective floor, ceiling or wall lighting is recommended.
Also the lighting concepts can be integrated solutions for the smart home, similar to heating. If there are no residents in the house, it is not necessary to turn on the lighting. If you forget to turn off the lighting when leaving the living room, an application informs you of it through an automatic notification. Users can turn off the light remotely using the app.
SHADE SUPPORTS ENERGY EFFICIENCY: ANOTHER NEW TREND
For example, if the sensors in the house measure an increase in solar radiation, the shade should be increased automatically, to ensure a more comfortable environment. Without this automatic system the living space would heat up and then have to be cooled down, which consumes a lot of energy. A solution of smart blinds and curtains is indispensable as part of the concept of energy efficiency, especially with large window fronts.
FUTURE PROOF BUILDING: HOUSES FOR AN AGE-APPROPRIATE LIFE
The trend of living space is increasingly towards future proofing construction. Age-appropriate living is the motto, because subsequent renovation measures are often expensive or cannot always be implemented as desired. To avoid a subsequent forced sale due to the lack of adaptation options, smart construction already looks ahead to old age when planning a home.
Above all, it is about generosity in living space and overcoming differences in height. After all, you may have to install a chair lift on the stairs later. There must be enough space for this. Accessibility is a big issue when building with future proofing in mind, because steps, doors that are too narrow or corners make the use of a wheelchair or walker, for example, extremely difficult.
For younger generations, accessibility also offers greater living comfort, because it means that smart devices like robot vacuum cleaners and they themselves can move more easily. Children also move more safely in a barrier-free home, either when they try to walk for the first time or when they play and frolic.
SUSTAINABILITY IN BUILDING MATERIALS AND INTERIORS
Sustainability is a major trend when it comes to building materials and interiors. The term “green living” sums up a life trend that deals with oases of well-being with natural materials. Wood, recyclable raw materials, clay, insulating materials made from natural fibres – the focus is on healthy living.
The sustainable design of the house itself continues inside. It is about the well-being of body and mind; which is reflected in the increasing size of window fronts, atmospheric light constructions or integrated glass domes. The living environment itself is becoming more and more integrated into nature.
We hope that our article on New trends in housing construction for 2022, has inspired or reaffirmed the ideas you had in mind for your home. If you want to do a renovation or need to hire a construction company on the Costa del Sol with years of experience and countless projects, MLZConstrucción is your answer.