Friday, November 5, 2021 / by Laura Larson
Home Improvements - Whether you plan to sell your home in the near future or not for a long time, there are a number of projects you may take on in the new year.
There are several projects worth considering if you want to make some improvements to your home. Whether you want to completely redo a kitchen, add a workplace, or simply change up a few fixtures, there's a project for you. We looked at some of the trends that emerged over the previous year and came up with a list of home improvement projects that are worth considering, ranging in size from massive to relatively small.
This coming year, expect to see changes in house kitchens, whether complete overhauls or upgrades to appliances. According to experts, gas and induction stoves are already well-known, and adoption is projected to supersede traditional glass electric cooktops.
Outside Entertaining Spaces
If you're thinking of renovating your outside area, you're not alone. According to Forbes, various open-air plan and design businesses have expressed a strong interest in working with individuals looking to improve on their outside living space in recent years. This business idea can be as big or as small as your budget allows. Consider building a deck or a pergola, enclosing a yard, or replacing your outdated porch furnishings. Simply adding an outdoor carpet or lamp may help to establish the mood and make the place feel more pleasant.
Replace Old Windows
Is it time to replace the windows in your home? If this is the case, try installing large windows in various areas of the house to allow in more natural light and make the space appear larger than it is. Additionally, new windows may increase the value of your house, provide a sense of increased home security, and improve energy efficiency.
Update Your Bathroom
Consider the shower if you're thinking of updating your bathroom. According to the 2021 Design Trends Research report from the National Kitchen and Bath Association, respondents wanted large, detached showers with zero-leeway passages. Self-closing toilet tops, spill detection systems, and bidets were among other emerging trends.
Do you wish to spruce up a weary room? Make a statement with your wall! Eye-catching walls are becoming increasingly popular, whether you want to use wallpaper or a vibrant, eye-catching hue. “I believe that rich, saturated tones, ranging from jewel tones like ruby and sapphire to earth tones like cypress and saffron, will have a revival next year. Designers and homeowners will not be afraid of luscious hues in 2021," stated Marie Flanigan, head of Marie Flanigan Interiors.
According to Zillow, having space to work from home is a significant bonus and many Americans who presently work from home plan to keep doing so once the epidemic is over. A dedicated home office space, whether it's a guest room or a full basement section, allows individuals who work from home to concentrate and separate work from their personal life.
According to a poll conducted by interior design firm Modsy, mid-century design isn't dead, and even Victorian and Art Deco styles are making a comeback. Mid-century furniture is appealing because it is not only fashionable, but also utilitarian and comfortable, and it fits well in compact areas.
Closed Floor Plans
If you're planning to construct, buy, or remodel a house in the coming months, keep in mind that many families are realizing that open floor designs aren't for them anymore, especially with so many people working and going to school at home. Several homebuilders have reported in the last several months that buyers are reconsidering open floor layouts.
Make it Comfortable and Clean
No one wants to be in a crowded or cramped area. Make the commitment to keeping your house pleasant, clean and tidy. This home renovation option is a cost-effective way to make your home seem more spacious while also allowing you to decorate with a specific aesthetic arrangement that is popular, according to Remodeling Magazine.
Update the exterior of your home
Whether you plan to sell soon or stay for a few more years, improvements to your home's exterior are worth your money and time. According to a 2020 cost-benefit analysis, a siding replacement will recoup 74 to 77 percent of your costs, while a passage entrance replacement will return 68 percent of your costs. Rooftop, carport entrance, and window replacements are also excellent options.
Matte and Brushed Finishes
This is a home-improvement project that is worth your effort. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association's 2021 Design Trends Research report, matte and brushed finishes are the most popular for kitchens.
Another inexpensive improvement is painting your kitchen cabinets. Two-tone cabinets have become increasingly popular over the past year, and the trend will continue through 2022. For example, paint your wall units white and your base units a different color, such as deep blue or green.
Go Big with Color
When it comes to painting, now is a good time to update the color tone in the rooms where you spend the most time. According to Consumer Reports, the most popular shades of color in 2022 will lean toward warmer tones and those that give off a welcoming atmosphere in the house.
Bright Laundry Rooms
Maybe this coming year you’ll make your laundry room a more comfortable and pleasant place to spend time. Because when you need to wash clothes, you want to be surrounded by a clean, spacious and bright space.
Expect eco-friendly houses in the coming years. When it comes to house remodeling, builders and homeowners are seeking for sustainable choices such as smart homes, living walls and ceilings or bamboo flooring. "As people grow more environmentally concerned, builders all over the world are starting to adopt numerous green approaches to produce beautiful, habitable houses that don't hurt the environment."
Radiant Floor Heating
Nobody wants to walk on a cold floor on a freezing winter morning. When it comes to comfort, underfloor heating or radiant heat takes up the challenge. Homeowners and prospective buyers will certainly feel the difference.
With more people spending time at home, it's not surprising that home workout rooms are becoming increasingly popular, with no signs of slowing down in the coming years. According to Business Wire, during the Covid-19 shutdown, sales of wellness gear increased by 170 percent.
Over the past last years, designers have predicted that a mix of materials, particularly wood, will be big in terms of interior design and decoration; wood not only provides a cozy atmosphere, but it's also easy to decorate. Each piece is unique due to the specific veins, shades of color and even small imperfections. Consider adding a wooden footstool, banquet seats, or wood-accented furniture.