When it comes to owning a home, you want to make it is as comfortable and personable as possible in order to, not only fully appreciate your investment… but to also feel like it is truly yours day in and day out.
One thing‘s for certain during the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve all had much more time spent at home social distancing. With all that extra time at home, we’ve had the opportunity to look around and see what changes/updates we may want to make to our home to spruce it up.
Do-it-yourself (DIY) projects are as popular as they’ve ever been and are being inspired by all of the DIY TV shows, Instagram posts and Pinterest boards. As easy as some of these DIY projects look at first glance, there are certainly some home improvement projects you’ll want to let the home improvement professionals handle.
If you’ve been thinking about making some renovations to your home, and not quite sure where to start, don’t stress. We’ve put together a list of our top home renovation trends for 2021. Check them out below for some great ideas.
1. Extended Kitchen Space
More time is spent in the kitchen – it is the true gathering space. So,whether you’re having a nice brunch with the family, or hosting a dinner with friends, it’s nice for the family cook to not only handle making the meal, but to have the room in the kitchen to mingle with guests or catch up with family members.
It should also go without saying that functional usage of space in the kitchen is key. Islands are not only great for gathering around, you can also use the countertop space for meal prep work and down below, for additional storage. We are also seeing requests from our clients for storage and space saving solutions, such as walk-in pantries and custom cabinets with unique features such as lazy susan shelving, or pull-out cutting board drawers.
2. Spa Experience Bathrooms
With today’s ever increasing workloads and stress levels, it’s more important than ever to have an oasis you can retreat to and regain your sense of calm and direction. A luxurious bathroom with double vanities, large walk-in shower with multiple shower fixtures and built-in bench, along with large jacuzzi-style bath, specialized lighting, custom tile work are helping homeowners truly tap into a spa-like experience at home.
3. Secondary Living Spaces
Secondary living spaces have been trending in home renovations for some time now, however given these pandemic times, we are seeing an even larger increase – especially with basements and outdoor living spaces.
Backyards and decks are being transformed into full outdoor kitchen experiences, along with outdoor living rooms – complete with fireplaces, ovens, sinks and more.
4. Home Work Space
Home offices in the past could easily be a desk tucked into a bedroom corner. Looking back at this past year, however, we’re seeing more rooms converted into full home office spaces – especially with so many people working from home.
5. Entertainment Spaces
One thing safer-at-home protocols have encouraged, is more focus on entertainment at home. Basements are being turned into multi-entertainment experiences. From bars and game rooms, to movie theatres and gyms – one thing 2020 has taught us, is we can be more creative in the use of our home spaces.
Ready to Create New Spaces & Experiences at Home?
Whether you envision renovations to your current home, or are looking for exceptional and unique concepts for a custom-built home, Horizon Construction & Renovations is ready to help.
Here, at Horizon Construction & Renovations, we cater to our clients’ needs through every detail of the process from initial consultation to design and build. Contact our team online, or call (919) 542-4457 to schedule a renovation consultation today!