2021 Renovation Trends

Almost no one alive today has seen such a drastic change in the way we live our lives in the space of one year before 2020. With many offices forced to send their workers home, never before have so many people completely altered their way of doing business at one time. 

And because this change has shown many businesses how much they can save on office space rental, a lot of people will not be returning to regular office work in the way we knew before the pandemic. It’s now estimated that by 2025, 22% of the American workforce will be working remotely. That’s an increase of 87% from pre-pandemic levels.

Obviously these shifts are creating drastically new ways of thinking about home design. Our homes now, more than ever, need to be able to provide different atmospheres not just for different activities and individuals, but for different moods and priorities. Some design choices that may once have seemed like a luxury are quickly becoming a necessary part of a healthy environment.

2021: Year of the Sanctuary

Words like “sanctuary” and “oasis” are coming up a lot. Where once our homes, in total, provided our sanctuary from the outside world, we may now seek sanctuary inside our homes from other, busier parts of our homes. Fortunately, designers today are up to the task.

We’ve all had the experience of escaping to our bathrooms for some quiet alone time, and this year more than ever the solitude we can expect from no other room in the house is one of the most important aspects of our day. More and more, we rely on our bathrooms to provide a spa-like experience (especially considering that most spas are closed until further notice).

A bathroom remodel with relaxation in mind is not only something we can all appreciate in these especially turbulent times, but will be a gift that keeps on giving for decades to come. The trends in bathroom design were already headed toward greater opportunities for relaxation beyond simply providing a platform for our daily grooming routines. Pandemic life has simply nudged us further in that direction.

In 2021, we’re moving further away from straight lines and sharp edges and into curved designs and soft edges. Straight edges can make our bathrooms feel more like a carwash, while more organic lines can evoke a sense of nature and provide a soothing, natural backdrop to our much-needed “alone time.”

Bathroom Renovations are Encouraging Rest and Relaxation

According to a survey conducted in 2020 by Houzz Bathroom Trends, 41% of homeowners who renovated a master bathroom reported that they rely on the new space for rest and relaxation.

Imagine getting up in the morning and not simply brushing your teeth, but taking a moment to relax in a verdant environment with some aromatherapy and ample natural light. Now imagine your evening routine with not just a shower but a luxurious bath, more aromatherapy, and some time to read a book while soaking in the tub with a glass of wine. The bathroom is where we have the chance to give new meaning to the term “me time,” and 2021 is the year when most of us are feeling the need for it more than ever.

While soaking tubs and steam showers are on the rise, so are the little appointments that make all the difference. Soffits in the walls for holding everything from bath products to a mug of hot tea, aromatherapy shower heads, or even just a coat of green paint can get your bathroom feeling cozier.

Call Home Forever Baths Today

At Home Forever Baths we specialize in bathroom remodeling, and we are northern Illinois’ number one dealer of fine Kohler bath products. Our expert installers have hundreds of years of combined experience, and our work, as well as Kohler’s products, are backed by a lifetime guarantee. 

We’re here to help in whatever way we can: whether you want us to provide a complete renovation, or you’re doing most of the work yourself and just need a hand with some of the heavy lifting and fixture installation, we’re here for you. Call us today for a free consultation and let us help you to remodel your bathroom into the oasis you desire!