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We spent a lot of time at home in 2020 – so it’s no surprise many homeowners have grown tired of eyesores.

1) Multi-zone kitchens

Remember at the beginning of the pandemic when everybody made banana bread? Most might have moved on from that recipe, but we’re all still in the kitchen. Less eating out means more people around the oven. And you know what they say about too many cooks in the kitchen – make more room!

Enter the rise of multi-zone kitchens. Today, people want cooking spaces that allow for everyone to flow through the room without dead-ends. Often, that means installing large kitchen islands big enough for handling prepping, chopping and serving endless loaves of banana bread – all at once.

2) Bathrooms that double as spas

Zen vibes only. That’s what we’re all hoping for in 2021, and what better place to find it than right in the home? Since homeowners can’t go to the spa, remodelers can bring the spa to them.

Freestanding soaking tubs. Big rain showers. This year, remodelers are busy helping others unwind. All that’s left for homeowners to do is bring their own candles and a glass of wine.

3) Home office nooks

Nobody expected work from home to stretch from one spring to the next. However, here we are – and homeowners are going to try to make the best of it.

What was once unused space are becoming the most productive corners of the home. Nooks, basements and guest bedrooms are becoming home offices as more businesses make the decision to shift to a work-from-home hybrid model, even after the pandemic ends.

6) Windows that wow

Let there be light! It’s going to be a long time until warm weather returns, but that doesn’t mean homeowners should go sunless for several months. Spending more time indoors, consumers will look to install windows to liven up spaces even during darker winter months.

Beyond installing new or additional windows, this addition to our list of top home renovation trends of 2021 may also take the form of new lighting. Sconces in the kitchen, a new chandelier in the entryway or backlighting in the bathroom. Whatever a remodeler’s clients choose, this year’s going to be brighter than last, indeed.

7) The great outdoors made greater

Outdoor spaces have never been more valuable – and that trend continues into 2021. Homeowners now want the outside to be as grand as the inside, whether that means adding a pergola, inground pool, water features, outdoor kitchen or firepit. For many, the backyard now takes the forefront.

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