As 2020 disappears in the rearview, a simple question comes to mind.
What will 2021 be like? We won’t attempt to delve into the societal/political/pandemic issues, but we do have some pretty clear ideas regarding residential renovations in the new year. Much of what is coming in 2021 is related to the new “way-of-life” that developed in 2020, a year many spent indoors. Daniel Builders has no crystal ball, and we’re not interested in endless speculation. Fortunately, crystal balls aren’t necessary. In 2021 these 7 aspects of your home will take on even greater significance.
- Adding Closet and Cabinetry Space – Clutter can become depressing quick. Especially if you’re looking at it all day every day. The goal is having the optimal amount of storage space to keep your home clutter-free. Cabinetry can be added to otherwise “dead” space and there are literally endless ways to upgrade your closet.
- Enhancing the RESTroom – More commonly known as the Bathroom, which is meant to be a place to escape, relax and recharge. And with the stress of this past year, such a room is even more vital to your home renovation!
- Taking walls down - Opening up your home (ie. removing walls) will continue to be trend in 2021. The non-load-bearing walls in your home typically are not difficult to remove. Something to keep in mind when your renovation includes the walls of a closet. As for a load-bearing wall, consulting with a structural engineer is always good idea.
- Creating a Productive Sanctuary – Home gyms and home office renovation projects are more common now more than ever. So, whether you’re working remotely or working out, you are likely working at home more. This means designing spaces to maximize your focus, motivation and productivity.
- Adding another dwelling - Multigenerational dwellings are trending up. This isn’t just for those extra-large homes either. It could be creating a mother-in-law suite in an existing structure, doing a major addition, or building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU).
- Going Outside – In the coming year everything from outdoor kitchens to outdoor fireplaces will grow in popularity – an area of renovation referred to as hardscapes, and the options are truly limitless. The importance of hardscapes in 2021 is they will keep you from being “cooped up” inside.
- Improving the View – What do you want to look at on a daily basis? More than ever, home renovations will take into account the mood altering impact of paint colors, flooring, décor, and lighting. Designers will be tasked with creating a home environment of positive vibes.
These topics are great discussion starters when meeting with a renovation contractor. Our Design team (including architect and interior designers) are equipped to guide you through the process of enhancing your home in 2021. Visit danielbuilders.com or contact us at 864.506.5546 to get your home renovation started.
One last thing. Happy New Year!