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Winnipeg's Modern Home Renos & Backyard Trends

Jan 2, 2023

Winnipeg is an incredible city, and there are several home renovation and landscaping trends that are making it an even more beautiful place to live. Here are four of our favourite modern home reno and backyard trends:

Home Offices Are Here To Stay

Remote work and home businesses have become increasingly popular, and even hybrid workers can benefit from a home office. Home office spaces should be segmented from the rest of your living space; this can improve work-life balance and help you focus on work-related tasks during work hours.

You can redecorate or fully renovate old spare bedrooms into a home office or install a wall in an open floor plan to create an office space. Not ready to dive into a full-on renovation? Consider purchasing a removable room divider or partition. We encourage you to take the time to make your office space your own, though—redecorating and repainting can go a long way. 

Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa

With the popularity of working from home, Winnipeggers have turned to relaxing at home. Spa-like bathrooms have become more popular in recent years, with jacuzzi-style tubs, heated floors, and other luxury features.

All Canadian Renos, a Winnipeg home renovation company, recommends considering future-proofing when you’re renovating your bathroom. Adding a shower bench to a walk-in shower can provide you with extra shelving or a place to sit when you shower—and offer you convenience if your mobility ever becomes impaired. 

Use Local Plants To Transform Your Backyard

We live on the Prairies, and there are so many native grasses, flowers, and other plants that you can use to beautify your backyard. These plants are hardier than your typical lawn and may attract pollinators like bees. Best of all, these plants look incredible and can be used to give your property a unique look.

You can incorporate local plants throughout your landscape design; some homeowners opt to create small sections featuring native plants throughout their yards, while others replace their lawns entirely with native plants, rocks, and other features.

We’ve seen more and more lawns and gardens featuring plants that are native to Winnipeg; we think this is a trend that’s here to stay. 

Incorporate Eco-Conscious Design Throughout Your Property

Planting native species in your yard is one way of being eco-friendly, but you can make plenty of other eco-friendly changes and renovations. From installing smart thermostats and smart light bulbs to adding pagodas outside for passive cooling in the summer, reducing energy consumption isn’t just trendy—it can save you money and help reduce carbon emissions.

Insulating, installing new windows, installing solar panels—there’s no end to the number of ways you can renovate your property while keeping the environment in mind.

These are just a few of the home renovation trends we’ve seen recently. They all mix function with form, making more aesthetically pleasing, more functional homes while reducing your carbon footprint. Any one of these changes could increase the value of your home, all while making it a more comfortable place to live.

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Rhonda Spivak, Editor

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