These Are the Top Home Upgrade Trends For Summer 2022

published Jun 19, 2022
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Summer is a great time to get working on those home upgrades you may have been putting off, whether it’s a couple of quick DIY projects, like a peel and stick backsplash and lick of paint on your front door, or a full patio makeover to get your space ready for warm weather entertaining.

Thumbtack recently released new data that reveals the most popular home upgrade trends for summer 2022. After two years spent mostly indoors, it’s no surprise that there’s been a dramatic increase in demand for outdoor upgrades as homeowners look to create a backyard haven for group get-togethers, holiday celebrations, and al fresco dining. Searches for landscaping services have been up 144 percent in the last three months, while tree trimming, fence installations, exterior painting, and gazebos have all seen a huge spike in searches on the site.

Family-friendly home upgrades are also on the rise. Play equipment construction has seen an increase of 303 percent in the last three months, no doubt keeping the kids busy outdoors (and off technology) while they’re out of the classroom. While swimming pools actually saw a decline in 2021, they’re back on the up in 2022 with searches for swimming pool construction soaring by 494 percent.

As for indoor updates, people are looking to give their spaces a new coat of paint as searches for interior painting dominate. Searches for staircase and closet remodels have also surged since last year, and tile and fan installations remain super popular.

When it comes to what upgrades you should be prioritizing this summer, the experts at Thumbtack say that landscaping should be on the top of your to-do list. While it’s a higher cost investment, the experts notes that landscaping can increase your home’s curb appeal (and value), help you save water or lower energy costs.