Home renovation has always been an important part of ensuring livability and improving property value. However, due in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans tackled remodeling projects like never before in 2020, with this renovation mania showing no signs of slowing down as the pandemic continues. If you are planning a remodel of your own this year, consider one of the following stunning interior remodeling projects for 2021.
Incorporate a Touch of Nature
Whether through the use of earthy tones on the walls, hardwood flooring in the home’s main living areas, or simply larger windows to allow for the increased flow of natural light, having a home that is in touch with nature is set to be a major trend in 2021. One particularly straightforward project that will add a little nature to your space is to explore farmhouse crown moulding ideas, as the fine grains of Pacific Coast Hemlock or the warmth of natural wood moulding are unpretentious means of making your home more earth-centric.
Install Durable Features in the Kitchen
Kitchen renovation seemingly never goes out of style, but the ongoing pandemic has really helped kitchen trends take center stage. As the central hub of a safer-at-home world, kitchens must be more versatile and durable than ever in 2021 to withstand the increased traffic. To accomplish this end while sticking with an earth-accented theme, consider installing rustic engineered hardwood flooring, barn wood style open shelving, and nonporous quartz countertops.
Pass-Through Windows to Increase Convenience
New windows are always a great remodeling project, as they can improve both the aesthetics and the functionality of a home. One creative way to accomplish both of these in 2021 is by installing a pass-through window in the kitchen. With social distancing restrictions unlikely to ease until the latter half of the year, at the earliest, having a pass-through window is a great feature for families that will continue to spend a lot of time at home. By seamlessly connecting the home’s interior and exterior, pass-through windows can greatly reduce the number of trips from the grill back to the kitchen when making a meal, which will go a long way toward keeping the energy bill manageable and limiting the amount of exterior debris that can mar a home’s floors.
Put the “Office” in Home Office
The home office quickly became the center of attention in 2020. That trend will not slow down in 2021 and beyond as the shift to remote work continues, making the design of productive home offices a top priority.
The exciting part of building a home office is that you have the final say in the design and can build it in a way that maximizes your own productivity. Acoustic ceiling clouds, sliding glass pocket doors, and solid surface desks are some innovative touches that can help you make the most of a home office space. It is also worth looking into how to hang wallpaper and install colorful carpet tiles to give your office some seasonal swag to match your mood for the work calendar.
Employ Multi-Purpose Furniture
Being versatile is a prominent theme of interior design in 2021, as technology has changed expectations for the home. Streaming video services have transformed the home into a box office, while food delivery platforms make dining in the new dining out. To wear all of these hats, it is essential that the various areas of the home be able to serve more than one purpose. Drawers beneath living room sofas and kitchen islands that are home to the dishwasher are creative ways to do more with less space.
Home renovation is set to remain a high priority for homeowners in 2021. If you are planning a project of your own, consider one of the stunning interior remodeling projects listed above to keep your home in line with contemporary trends.
About The Author: Matt Lee is the owner of the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.
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