Since the pandemic started in 2020 there has been a surge in home renovations, which makes sense if you have been working from home for over a year. However, every year there are always major trends that define what people are doing that year. Understand like anything with trends, they will eventually go out of style either during the year or at the beginning of the new year. But if the trends do go out of style that does not mean you cannot use them as references for your home renovation.

1. A Snug Bathroom

We do not often think bathrooms as a comfortable place to live. The bathroom has been labeled as that room where we get ready for the day and where we get clean. However, let’s face it we have all had a difficult time lately. So, don’t you want to make every room in your home as comfortable as possible? If this doesn’t convince then look at Houzz. Houzz reported that 2 out 5 homeowners who renovated their bathroom last year to make it more of a room for rest and relaxation. Some ways that you can transform your bathroom are by adding candles, installing a new tub, and new tiles. This will not only achieve the comfortableness of the bathroom, but also create a clean feeling as well.

Floors like many items in our home are part of our everyday use. Vinyl flooring can take more wear and tear than other floors, on top of that it is easy to clean and maintain.

2. Kitchen Redo

We are sure it is not a surprise to you that everyone right now is doing kitchen renovations. However, renovating your kitchen is a good idea. You can get creative with your kitchen by different styles that come from around the world or using contrasting colors that do not normally go together. You can also create custom storage spots for your additional appliances like coffee makers, toasters, blenders, or stand mixers.  If you do not want an ordinary cabinet for one of your lower cabinets, try installing a wine cooler for unusual storage.

3. Natural Light

Since many homeowners are still working from home it has been key to have natural lighting. Natural light helps boost productivity and helps you stay positive. Even if you are not working from home, natural sunlight is still good to have access to. The way to accomplish more natural light in your home is by a skylight or the obvious more windows. Of course, the bigger the windows the more sunlight. A bonus that you can do is installing blinds that are on a timer so that they will be up daylight hours.

4. Durable Flooring

Floors like many items in our home are part of our everyday use. Right now, people are realizing that their floors need to be more durable. The way to get more durable floors is by picking the right flooring. Vinyl flooring can take more wear and tear than other floors, on top of that it is easy to clean and maintain. Vinyl flooring is essentially the quartz of the floors. Both can handle much more than the lesser grade that may not be able to take much.

5. The Great Outdoors

As it was mentioned earlier, homeowners are making their homes more of a comfortable safe space to relax because the world can be scary. When you make the most out of your outdoor living space you have a home away from home. You want to be able to enjoy every inch of your outside space and one way to do that is to create a natural flow from inside to outside. The way you can do that is by having a sliding door so that you do not have to be completely outside or inside. Another way to add to your outdoor space is by getting an outdoor lamp or fireplace. This way you can still be outside even when the weather gets a bit cooler. If you also have a porch that does not have a screen you can always install a drop-down screen, so that when dusk hits you do not have to worry about being bit by mosquitoes.

Kitchen with Seating Area

Kitchen Island with Seating Area