It goes without saying that the COVID-19 crisis upended our lives in ways none of us expected. And since there has been such a massive change in how we conduct our day-to-day lives, it’s no surprise that our homes will have to adjust to these changes, too. After all, history has shown us that architectural and interior design will always adapt to societal changes.
If you’re thinking of renovating your home this year, here are some home renovation trends you can explore and consider this 2021.
There Will Be A Shift Towards Entertainment And Recreation
Since going to the movies or an amusement park is not the first option, at least for now, there will be a massive shift towards turning one or more of the rooms in our homes into spaces that are solely dedicated to recreation and entertainment. There will be a focus on giving new life to old rooms previously used as guest rooms or even storage. From arcade rooms to collection showrooms to movie theaters to virtual reality game rooms to state-of-the-art home gyms, no shortage of ideas brings new life to an old room.
Work-From-Home Will Continue To Be Front And Center
While many are hopeful for a return to the office for the sake of the economy, there are still many contributing factors that could affect the return of the traditional office setup. For this reason, it’s more likely that companies will continue to implement a combination of work-from-home and traditional set-up, especially since not everyone is comfortable about going back to the office anytime soon.
As remote positions continue in our post-pandemic world, there will be a continued demand for workspace renovations in residential properties. This could be in the form of adding workstations in current bedrooms or completely overhauling bonus rooms to turn them into a home office. Still, there will be a continued demand for more functional spaces that can double as workstations.
There Will Be More Room For Multigenerational Households
Since COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease, there will be a clamor for residential properties that can double as multigenerational households. It’s essentially separate homes under one address and one roof. This will also be a great way for real estate investors to monetize their property and rent it out to multiple families at once.
The past few years have seen a rise in backyard casitas, separate suites, and tiny homes, and the pandemic has accelerated this trend even further. There will also be a shift towards ready-to-assemble structures or those that allow homeowners to choose from a catalog and have them constructed on-site as soon as possible. This modular solution will not only save a lot of time and resources; it’s good for the environment, too.
Marrying The Indoors And The Outdoors Will Be Key
The world is battling two diseases simultaneously: COVID-19 and loneliness due to extended quarantine periods. One of the best solutions for this is extending our home’s indoor areas to the outdoor areas, which means there will be a continued demand for renovating porches and dens or patios. This trend will not just continue in areas with warmer climates, too; regardless of the temperature, homeowners will look into constructing comfortable and cozy outdoor living spaces that will be an extension of their indoors.
They will also be created so that there is an organic flow between the indoors and the outdoors, using features like folding glass doors, drop-down screens, heating lamps, and fireplaces. Fluffy couches and cozy style ideas will also ensure that these outdoor living areas feel like a true escape from our work and family responsibilities.
If homes are on the older side and are more susceptible to damage due to extreme weather, check if the average cost of your homeowner’s insurance can cover roof upgrades. You and your family deserve to be protected from the extreme effects of climate change.
The Bathroom Will Evolve Into An Oasis Or Escape
Since our homes have become an office, a gym, a school, and a recreational center all turned into one. There’s a tendency for our brains to stop seeing our houses as a place where we can rest from too much activity. Thankfully, with the right design and features, our bathrooms can be our new go-to place for some much-needed peace. From big investments like steam showers to soaking tubs to smaller home upgrades like bathtub fillers and aromatherapy showerheads, our bathrooms will be our new escape from the real world.
Investing in our home is investing in our health, too. So don’t hesitate to make these home upgrades; they might add value to your property, too.