Renovation Trends Of The Year
Homes drastically changed in 2020. Spending more time at home (whether that be eating, working, or just relaxing) resulted in clients wanting to turn empty space in their homes into an office, extra guest room, home gym, or even a relaxing spa. Their once-perfect home needs a few changes to make it fit their new needs. Here are a few of our favorite renovation trends that you can expect to see this year.
Open-concept living has been popular for quite some time, but homeowners are starting to realize it’s not ideal if you’re home all the time. While it makes for easy entertaining, an open concept layout is open to everything, meaning it can be hard to focus on work, meetings, or school for little ones. Expect to see clients moving away from larger rooms and replacing them with smaller ones, allowing them the space to get work done without distractions. This means adding on walls this year to existing open-concept layouts to create small offices or extra rooms.
Tiling has been popular for years, but you can expect to see larger tiles trending this year. While small tiles have been on the rage, larger tiles can help visually expand a space and make the room feel larger. From patterned tile, to more simply designed tiling, larger tiles will be making an appearance this year.
Breezeways were once a thing of the past, but they are certainly making a comeback this year. With spending more time at home, clients want to take advantage of their outdoor space and spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Expect to see porches being covered and re-done as well as breezeways being added on. Breezeways are the perfect way to combine inside and outside without having to worry about extreme weather.
Making Use Of Unused Space
More than ever, clients are looking to re-do unused spaces, like garages and attics. These were once used as storage spaces and are being renovated to be fully functional. These spaces are being put to good use and completely reimaged as home offices, gyms, in-law spaces, and even playrooms. It gives the client and their family extra space to work and relax, without having to do it all from the same room. It helps them maximize the space in their home and can be designed to fit their specific needs, no matter what they are looking for.
A trend we can expect to stick around for a while is bathroom renovations. With more time being spent at home working, clients are looking for ways to rest and relax from the comfort of their own homes. Why not turn a bathroom into a spa-like experience? It helps reduce stress and allows the client to focus on rest and relaxation, letting them feel like they are experiencing a spa day. From soaking tubs to steam showers to even heated floors, the options are truly endless. Combine these products with a built-in steam room or even a bidet to create the ultimate bathroom oasis.
Windows & Natural light
With more time spent indoors, clients are looking for more natural light to fill their homes. Sun-filled spaces help boost productivity and help clients stay happy and positive, making it a must for working from home. Expect to see windows and skylights being added to more homes this year.
Natural wood flooring has been popular for quite some time, especially lighter woods like oak. It is the perfect addition to more farmhouse-style spaces but works well in modern, contemporary, and even eclectic areas. For years, extra wide planks were trending but this year, expect to see planks that are a bit slimmer. Clients are starting to look for smaller planks, roughly around medium size, 5-6 inch planks. While it still fits in with most styles, it helps create a different look on the floor.
What renovation trends are you looking forward to seeing more of? We’d love to know!