Canadian Home Trends

The best of 2021 and the projected trends for 2022

Home design is always changing and often cyclical. Old ideas are given new life, a fresh colour or texture, and used in different ways. The inspiration for new ideas comes from countless sources – nature, historical architecture, and global influences to name just a few. Homes are designed to facilitate day-to-day activities like eating and bathing. Great home design merges function with form, making your home a place of comfort and beauty.

The trends found in this publication come from the 2021 CHBA Home Buyer Preference Survey. Powered by Avid Ratings Canada, it is the largest market research study in Canada on new home buyer preferences. The study surveys recent home buyers from across the country. The annual survey just completed its seventh year, allowing us to see trends ebb and flow, changing as the ways that we use our homes adapt and reflect our both our shared and unique ways of living.

In this publication, you’ll see the many design trends on display in real homes from CHBA members that were finalists and winners of the CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence, Canada’s premiere awards for new homes, renovations, communities, and residential marketing.

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About the Canadian Home Builders’ Association

Since 1943, the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) has been "the voice of Canada's residential construction industry." Representing one of the largest industry sectors in Canada, our membership is made up of some 9,000 companies – including home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, and service professionals.