2021 Renovation Trends

Keeping up with renovation trends is a great way to help you make the most out of your homes staying power. They can determine if a home will have a modern look, something more classic or something in between. It influences whether your appliances are stainless steel or black, if you have white trim or a dark contrast, or whether you build a deck rather than a patio. Make sure to pay attention to these top renovation trends for 2021 to ensure your homes interior and exterior stay on trend for years to come!


1. Inside Out.

Outdoor living has been growing in popularity, and one survey revealed that 51% of buyers think an outdoor living area is a must have!  Outdoor bar and eating areas have trended upwards by 4.6 points over the past 5 years. These days, it’s no longer enough to have an open-air patio or yard, the trendiest homes focus on innovative decks and porches that enhances the curb appeal of the property and maximizes the use of the space.

This means decks that include things like hot tubs or fire pits, as well as big screen televisions for added entertainment, and modern gazebos for extra shade and comfort. The more attributes that can be included in the deck to make it more of an outdoor living area, and not just an extension of your yard, the better.


2. High Efficiency Windows.

Windows have always been a key component of a home design, for both the exterior and interior and, with more people at home more often, they are more important than ever!  High efficiency windows are all about sustainability and homeowners are focusing more on sustainability and how choices made inside will impact the environment.  Many buyers see them as a “must have”, and are in the top 10 list of important features to homebuyers. Once homeowners feel that old windows are not doing what they should be doing — keeping out the hot air out in summers and the cold in winters, they are not shying away from installing ones that function well.


 3. Quartz.

Quartz has been the material of choice for many homeowners in the past, and this year is looking no different. There are all kinds of innovative ways to include it to elevate home renovations. A new trend we are noticing is quartz being designed to resemble slabs of natural stone, like granite & marble. The process involves creating interesting patterns to mimic veins swirled into the counter top slabs and gives a beautiful, polished finished look. This added touch of creative personality in your kitchen will be sure to wow!


4. Wine Cellar Features.

Minibars, cellars and wine room are one of the latest “any space” trends that caught our attention this year. Home buyers have started treating wine like art and have dedicated space in their home entirely too their beloved vino. That’s right: an entire floor space dedicated to wine. You’ve probably glimpsed these in fancy restaurants before—glass-walled rooms filled from floor to ceiling with racks upon racks of delicious bottles. But recently, more and more homes have started converting spare rooms, offices or even basements into a space to house their most precious collection of vintage reds and oaky whites.

On top of adding to aesthetic appeal (hello open shelving!), wine rooms and bars serve the function of keeping the bottles cool and dark.


5. Home Office.

2020 forced many to work from home and, as a result, the home office became the top trend.  No longer just a “nice-to-have”, homeowners converted bedrooms and other spaces to create a functional work area.  This trend shows no signs of stopping as more and more continue to work from home.

What renovations do you think are a great trend this year?