Invoking The Feeling Of Spring In Your Home

Many of us have never felt more desperate for a fresh start and a new beginning. And since it’s not like we’re leaving the house anytime soon, it makes perfect sense that the first place to start anew would be at home. Home trends come and go, but social distancing and staying at home have ushered in a new way of life—and some of those changes are likely to stick around well past the COVID-19 era. 

The Kitchen 

It has long been the heart of the home. But especially during the pandemic, it has emerged as the most conspicuous multitasking room as well. In the kitchen, people want more minimalist styles with touches of organic and natural materials —perhaps as part of a desire to connect with nature.

Instead of painted kitchen cabinets or the ubiquitous all-white kitchen, try embracing a more natural look this Spring with some wood elements to add some character. Gas and induction cooking is about the same level of popularity, with induction expected to replace traditional glass electric cooktops. Matte and brushed finishes are the most popular in kitchen fixtures, with hands-free features among the top trending. Device charging stations, video communication, and emergency refrigerator power are among the top tech preferences.

The Home Office

Working from the kitchen table was kind of cute when you thought you would be doing it for only a few weeks. But now? Not so much. That’s why this Spring 2021 (and beyond), home offices will be more critical than ever. Make sure this is a space that is calming and comfortable.

Bathrooms

We love large, freestanding showers with zero-clearance entry, linear drains, hands-free faucets, and black or nickel finishes in matte or brushed textures. Other top trends include radiant heated flooring, bidets, self-closing lids, and leak detection hardware.

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Outdoor Kitchens

An outdoor kitchen can be as elaborate (read: expensive) or as modest as you like. Some homeowners may simply add an outdoor refrigerator and dining area to the backyard to create an expanded entertaining space. Others will invest in a stovetop, ample counter space, and appliances to create a fully equipped outdoor kitchen.

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Clearly Delineated Spaces

With more companies allowing their workforce to work from home, many people are no longer tied to a specific city for employment. Still, people are increasingly interested in closing off those wide-open spaces we so used to covet. The pandemic has ultimately shaped home design trends for 2020 and 2021. Not only do people want to create a cozy shared living space, but they also are carving out areas to have some room to themselves. 

The right design-build remodeling company will help you get precisely what you hoped for, achieving the space you’ve been dreaming about. Gordon Reese Design Build is here to help. We have many online resources. Our experts are always available to talk to those looking to invest in their homes. Kickstart your home improvement project today by calling us at 925.261.7257