The New Year is finally here but much, both good and bad, of what we experienced in 2020 will be with us for much longer. And one of those things is spending more time at home. From finding space for a home office to simply taking time to enjoy movie night with the family, another thing about being home so much is really being able to see what is working and what isn’t. With that in mind here is a list of the top five home improvements slated for 2021.
Swimming pools have become a huge home improvement addition. Both in-ground and above-ground pools offer a safe convenient source of entertainment and relaxation. With family vacations, amusement parks and even local aquatic centers off the table, a sparkling blue pool provides a resort like “staycation” right outside your back door. And nothing goes better with a new pool than a practical yet stylish patio, porch or deck.
Perhaps you’re simply cooking more because you’re home or maybe you jumped on the baking bandwagon and are churning out loafs of sourdough and dozens of cookies. Whatever the reason, spending more time in the kitchen has shown you where improvements are needed. Whether you opt for a complete upgrade or just new appliances and a fresh coat of paint, kitchens are definitely a hot 2021 topic.
Tired of setting up your laptop on the dining room table? Perhaps it’s finally time to start considering a personalized home office. What’s that? You don’t have the space? It’s time to start thinking creatively. From that unused corner of the bedroom to the junk filled coat closet, take a look around with a critical eye and you’ll be surprised where a desk, chair and bookshelf can easily fit.
While open floor plans have been very popular over the years, many families are realizing they just aren’t practical when you have Mom and Dad working from home and the kids learning virtually. And while it may require major remodeling, in the long run it will be worth it. Also, now is a good time to add extra insulation, sound proofing and smart home features.
Along with reconfiguring open floor plans perhaps now is the time to consider repurposing some of those seldom used rooms. If the dining room is only used once a year, is it really worth keeping? Or can you fit a table and chairs into a corner of the living room and use it both for Thanksgiving dinner and family game night? How about the attic or garage? Depending on your needs, either or both could be turned into a home office, family room, yoga/meditation room, home gym or studio space; really the possibilities are endless.
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