In 2020, the world saw a major shift in the ways that people operate on a daily basis. Office doors closed, daily commutes screeched to a halt, and homeschooling became a new normal — we’ve been learning to balance it all!
Now that the new year is here, people are starting new home remodeling projects to accommodate this new way of life. Here are some of the new reno projects that people are taking on for 2021:
Creating Multi-Generational Spaces in One Household
These spaces essentially operate as two separate homes under one roof. The extra spaces also allow homeowners to generate additional income through long-term rentals or short-term leasing with sites like Airbnb.
Renovations in Living Spaces and Workspaces
More employers are creating opportunities for their staff members to work from home as COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise. This forces people to get creative and transform bedrooms, bonus rooms, closets, and other spaces into offices.
Renovations are focused on creating a functional space that can accommodate both living and working purposes. This may include built-in furniture that can double as a work and storage solution or improvements made in insulation to create a less noisy environment for work.
With the incoming president, we expect to see an increased focus on green solutions. This means that more residential and commercial industries may receive incentives for upgrading to environmentally friendly systems like solar power or rainwater harvesting. Even homeowners may benefit from things like HVAC upgrades through tax incentives.
Creating a Natural Flow Between the Indoors and Outdoors
Adding features like sliding or folding glass doors can create a comfortable outdoor living space that serves as an extension of your indoor space. Drop-down screens keep mosquitos out.
Adding an outdoor fireplace provides warmth during the cooler months. These are increasingly popular requests among homeowners who want more relaxing accommodations for the entire family.
Looking for even more tips about updating your home for 2021 and beyond? Contact PG Builders for assistance with your next big project!