The events that unfolded in 2020 were unexpected as no one was prepared for the pandemic and everything that followed suit. While global lockdowns were being imposed, people had difficulty adjusting to their new routines, including remote working, online education, online grocery, etc.
While 2020 was a year that is seen as a major setback now, most people rolled up their sleeves and indulged in the DIY home renovation or reconstruction projects – something that they had been putting on hold for quite some time now. The pandemic and the following lockdowns due to social distancing and safety rules caused most people to stay at their homes, which is why many of us took up the cudgels and set out plans showcasing home repairs, interior décor, grand home renovations, and whatnot.
It wouldn’t be wrong to state that the pandemic led to a major home renovation trend, continuing in 2021 and the upcoming few years. People are trying to upgrade different or entire sections of their homes while simultaneously seeking advice from influencers, interior design experts, and other experts. If a home renovation is on your list and you are ready to join the club, the following home renovation trends should be part of your list, besides replacing your doors with amazing bifold doors. Read on to learn more!
Bathroom & Home Spa
As we cannot visit the spas and beauty salons anymore (due to the pandemic), most people focus on renovating and improving their bathrooms to set up their spa area. Did you know that the bathroom is amongst the top areas that people focus on the most while renovating their homes?
The hottest bathroom renovation trends for 2021 include freestanding bathtubs and heated floors. People are also integrating steam rooms to create that perfect at-home spa session. Bidet toilets are surging in popularity as well, which integrate a more advanced level of cleansing technology.
However, the extent to which you can reconstruct and renovate your bathroom depends to a great extent on your budget. Suppose the budget is quite limited, but you want to see some pleasant changes in your bathroom space. In that case, we recommend investing in some plants, changing the faucets, and adding some candles for aromatherapy during your relaxing spa sessions. The bottom line is that you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot during your DIY projects. All you need is strategic planning while keeping aesthetics and comfort in mind.
As the pandemic has caused many of us to stay home for safety measures, people have turned health-conscious more than ever before. That said, home gyms are trending on number one in-home constructions and home renovations. Most people are creating space that is entirely dedicated to fitness and moving indoors. Nonetheless, before you start investing in gym equipment and machinery, ensure that your living space can accommodate everything. A steady increase in home gyms is expected to last 2021 and beyond, including a sauna and cooling-off space.
If you don’t have a spare room or basement to dedicate to home-gym, you can make effective use of your living area by dedicating a corner (or some space) for yoga, cardio, or meditation. Remember to stay active and fit while you are remote working and spending quality time with your family.
In the first quarter of 2020, people felt confident that remote work was only a phase and that things would be returning to normal soon. However, as we pass through 2021, we realize that remote work is here to stay for a long time as the dynamics of how businesses operate and how transactions are made have changed drastically.
In other words, home offices are the new norms, carrying loads of benefits too, such as more leisure time and flexible work schedule. That said, it is essential to have a functional home office at your home. Suppose you don’t have that much space to dedicate an entire room to your home office; you can make tiny upgrades in different locations in your home, such as your living room or underneath the chairs. Sometimes, a spare closet can also suffice to create your perfect live-work environment. Don’t forget to upgrade furniture, such as a comfortable, functional, and adjustable chair and desk for your remote-workstation.