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Homebuyers remodeling trends to watch for in 2021

Many homeowners spent 2020 actively pursuing long pushed-aside projects but are now looking to the future. As we move further into this year, it’s anticipated that people will continue to spend more time in their homes. Additionally, remote work is likely to be a permanent move for many. Both of these factors will play a significant role in shaping 2021 home remodeling trends.

So, just what home improvement trends are popular this year?

A new take on the office

As we transition to long-term remote work roles, many of us are looking for permanent home office solutions. Working on the couch or at the kitchen table just won’t cut it anymore. Over the last several years, homeowners actively sought ways to open up their spaces, but now this trend is steadily reversing itself. Instead, we are creatively cordoning off areas to have private space to work.

Enter the “cloffice.” It’s exactly what it sounds like. You clean out a closet and transform it into a beautiful yet practical workspace. No extra closets? People are also using their imaginations to carve out private space by installing different types of walls to reclaim areas for work, school or quiet nooks.

Sleek updates to the bathroom

Renovations in the bathroom are usually a perennial on any home remodeling trends list, and 2021 is no exception. This year, hygiene is anticipated to be the center of attention for bathroom renos as homeowners increasingly convert to touchless appliances and faucets.

Bathrooms are also going "smarter" as people install motion sensors for lighting and smart temperature controls for bathroom floors. If you’re looking to upgrade your bathroom, these are great features to incorporate.

Convenient outdoor kitchens

As the old saying goes, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” In 2021, expect to see homeowners take that sentiment to a new level by installing outdoor kitchens. Outdoor kitchen outfitters say their sales are booming, even in off-season months. Some homeowners are making fully equipped elaborate outdoor spaces while others are simply adding small kitchen areas where they can comfortably sit down to an outdoor meal. Regardless of style, any addition you make is likely to increase your home’s value.

Green light conservation

The year 2021 will continue to look towards going green. People are incredibly in tune with conservation, especially after watching last year’s energy bills surge while working and schooling from home. Green-oriented upgrades this year will include solar panel installations, ENERGY STAR-rated windows, and efficient lighting. The good news is you can take advantage of new tax breaks recently signed into law to promote solar energy.