The dumpster fire that was 2020 is finally over, and with the vaccine rollout, the coronavirus pandemic seems to be on its way out. Thank goodness! We’ve had to change so much of our everyday lives; it’s hard to remember what life was like before COVID-19. But after being cooped up in your house, you probably notice more than a few things that you’d like to change. Here we will look at some of the hottest home makeover ideas in 2021!
Homeowners who are tired of the way their houses look and function are following the hottest trends that real estate agents feel will be in demand long after the pandemic is truly over. What’s even better is that if you plan on putting your house on the market any time soon, these renovations are likely to appeal to a larger pool of buyers.
Disclaimer: This is a contributed post.
The 5 hottest home makeover ideas and design trends in 2021
It’ time to be more intentional about the way our homes look, feel and function. Let’s take a look at some of the latest trends sweeping the housing market after COVID.
1. Bathroom Makeover
One of the first places people focus on when it comes to home makeover ideas is the bathroom. Bathrooms have always been at the top of the list when it comes to renovations; there’s no denying that. However, homeowners and buyers are interested in having a bathroom that feels like a spa where they can relax, unwind, and get some peace from a stressful day. The main elements of a bathroom renovation include double vanity sinks, luxury shower heads, soaker bathtubs, as well as large linen closets, ample storage, and spa-like finishes.
2. Garden Landscaping
When you’re selling your house, the very first thing they’ll see is the yard. Curb appeal is important not only for selling but it gives you a sense of pride as a homeowner. Landscaping is an investment, and if you don’t have the money to hire a professional landscaper to make your yard the envy of the neighborhood, you can DIY. You’d be surprised how differently your home will look if your lawn is manicured and green (Scotts has a fantastic breakdown of how to grow grass), the flower beds are weed-free, and the hedges are trimmed. And don’t worry about those pesky pests you might uncover, you can always contact Washington exterminators to attend to the problem.
3. Kitchen Redesign
Just like bathrooms, kitchen renovations are extremely popular among homeowners and buyers alike. After all, the kitchen is the central hub of the home. Kitchen upgrades not only make the space look beautiful, but an upgraded kitchen should make the space more functional and spacious. A fully functional and lovely kitchen includes upgrades such as custom cabinetry, granite countertops, a central island, stainless steel appliances and smart lighting.
4. Front porch Makeover
The impression the front porch has on your guests should be one that is welcoming and gives them a peek into the family living inside. A few ways you can renovate your porch is to use different textures and finishes. For example, if your home features a lot of brickwork and you’d like to warm it up, you can use wood elements like columns, stair railings, and the door – as seen here. Another cheaper option is to paint the door a bold color and switch out the hardware and light fixtures or create a cozy seating area, complete with seasonal accents.
5. Outdoor living space
After being stuck at home for the better part of a year, homeowners are looking at their backyards as an extension of the interior living space and there is no end to the different home makeover ideas in 2021 when it comes to your outdoor living space. They’re building decks and patios, creating outdoor kitchens and dining areas, and they’re even going the extra mile to install swimming pools, firepits, and areas where they can run around and play. If you don’t want to take on a huge project, you can start off small with refinishing the deck or patio, upgrading the outdoor furniture and creating space for a built-in grill.
Our homes are our sanctuaries and staying up to date with the latest home trends can elevate the look and feel of your abode… As well as increase its value when it comes time to put it up for sale. If you’re unsure about where to start and are considering selling in the near future, ask your real estate agent for a few suggestions regarding what buyers are drawn to in your area and factor that in to your long term home makeover.