COVID forced many shifts in the day-to-day operations of the world. Many of these shifts have completely changed people’s expectations and the way they live their lives. This has led to a surge in home improvement projects with homeowners looking to upgrade their design and create more functional living spaces. We’ve outlined some of the recent home renovation trends that are taking place.
With many people adopting a work-from-home schedule, the need for a designated home office has become imperative. Homeowners are meeting this need in different ways, ranging from home additions, to create a purpose-built home office, to renovating existing rooms to become multi-functional.
Many rooms are functioning as guest rooms, home offices, and home gyms at the same time. Prioritizing your needs and careful design planning is extremely important when undergoing a home renovation to make a room multi-functional and to ensure you are efficiently capitalizing on your space. Trends such as built-in furniture, shelving and cabinets that can be used for work and storage are a great solution that provide double duty. Murphy beds and days beds have also become extremely popular.
Creating a designated entertainment and recreational space for friends and family to gather has also grown in popularity for home renovations over the last year and a half. Family rooms and dens are taking on new life by being re-imagined and renovated into game rooms, full home bars and media rooms.
These entertainment areas have become essential as we spend more and more time in our homes. Working with an experienced interior designer who takes the time to understand your lifestyle, budget and goals is the best way to determine which rooms can take on new life and how to maximize your space.
Outdoor Living Spaces
Outdoor living spaces are also getting an overhaul. Outdoor living has been a growing home improvement category for years and the pandemic accelerated it even further. Outdoor kitchens have been the top project with people looking for more functionality and better aesthetics. Expanded outdoor gathering areas has also been very popular, including decks, upgraded seating and built-in firepits.
Outdoor living “season” is pretty much year-round in Tampa so optimizing your backyard is a great way to add more space to entertain and escape the indoors.
Creating a bathroom oasis that is on par with the most luxurious hotel and spa, has been the most popular room to renovate. When considering a bathroom renovation, it’s important to try to design in a timeless manner. A timeless design will help you avoid regretting changes that you made to your bathroom in the future. Simple updates like a new vanity or shower can dramatically enhance the look and feel of your bathroom. Marble and porcelain tiles are trending in bathroom floors and walls and freestanding tubs are still the trending request.
Make the Most of Your Home
With Americans being forced to use their houses more, it’s no surprise that there has been a boom in home renovations. Between that, low interest rates and available funds, that had been previously allocated to travel, people are choosing to put their money in the place where they are most. When designing improved living spaces, working with an experienced interior design team can help you make the most of your space. The Ramos interior design team listens to your priorities, needs and style to ensure we develop a solution that’s best for you and your family.