We’re probably all ready to leave 2020 behind and turn our attention to 2021.
If you’re looking to remodel your Maryland home next year, we’re ready to help you design and build the best project to fit your needs. Above all else, your remodel should work for you, not just follow the latest trends. Still, it can be helpful to see what some of the key remodeling trends are to make sure your home doesn’t look dated or out of step with the latest design options.
Our designers work hard to keep up to date with the latest information from architects, interior designers, color forecasters and other experts. Here are some of the major trends that are expected to be significant influences in 2021. While many of these shifts have been years in the making, COVID-19 has only accelerated many of them.
Working and Learning Spaces at Home
No surprise – we’re seeing increasing demand for home working space for both adults and students. The key is to remodel with flexibility in mind – creating adaptable spaces that can be used for multiple purposes. For example, consider if you have a large open floor plan. By using features such as French Doors we can create a flexible space that provides multiple private spaces when necessary, but shared space when desired.
Finished basements, attic spaces or loft areas can also create private, flexible workspaces for students or parents. If a full room isn’t an option, closets, room under the steps and other small spaces can be converted into a “Zoom room” for video calls and virtual meetings.
Relaxing Spaces at Home
With travel restrictions in place, homeowners are looking to bring that vacation feeling home. We’re seeing a lot of demand for decks, patios, outdoor kitchens, fire pits and other amenities to create a backyard oasis.
Other luxury “staycation” features like rain showers, heated floors and spa bathrooms are also gaining in popularity.
Natural Materials in Your Home
Homeowners are increasingly looking to their home as a sanctuary. With that in mind, there is greater demand for natural materials incorporated into flooring, wallcoverings and more. Research has shown that the use of materials and colors found in nature can reduce stress, provide a sense of wellbeing and improve mental health.
Colors that Inspire
The focus on nature is carrying over to the color trends for 2021 as well. Almost every paint company comes out with their forecast for the “hot” colors of the next year in the fall, and there’s a definite trend this year toward earth tones and comfort for 2021.
That means subdued colors with names like brown sugar beige, watercolor blue and urbane bronze. Colors collections that include a lot of yellows, greens, browns and off-whites are the rule for 2021. According to the designers, the colors are engineered to be soothing, gentle options that provide a feeling of calm and hopeful optimism for the coming year.
Sustainability in Your Home
The trend toward more sustainable, green and energy-efficient remodels is also continuing, as it has for the last several years. Homeowners are embracing the opportunity to lower energy bills while improving their global impact. As a Certified Master Green Professional, T.W. Ellis can help you find practical ways to improve your home’s sustainability without breaking the bank.
Ready to plan your next remodeling project? Contact T.W. Ellis today to discuss your remodeling needs!