As we spend more time at home and have to transform the way we use some spaces for working or remote learning, new home design trends are emerging. COVID-19 has transformed what we value most, so we’ve put together the trends that will likely continue throughout 2021.
In 2020, 68% of architects reported seeing an increase in demand for home offices. Many homeowners are opting for flex rooms they can use for working or remote learning and then can quickly transform back into a regular living area outside of business hours.
Between public gyms remaining closed and people wanting to prioritize their health (new year’s resolution, anyone?), using a space as a dedicated home gym or yoga studio is one of the most common home design trends. The good news is that you don’t need a lot of space to get in shape, thanks to the new generation of smart workout equipment!
Bathrooms with spa-like features, such as large bathtubs, are becoming spaces where you can retreat for some well-deserved “me time” and unwind after a long day. Our Aspen floor plan and many others feature a luxury owner’s shower that is connected to the owner’s suite for maximum convenience and leisure.
A large finished basement is a space where anything is possible, from creating a recreation room to keep your children active to enjoying a family movie night with a brand new home theater system. Most Koch homes include the opportunity to finish your lower level and make the most of your space! Check out our Greenbrier plan, where we’ve styled the finished lower level to show how you can make the most of it for guests, work, and play!
Given the current environment, this is one of the most logical home design trends. As hygiene becomes more important than ever, homeowners want convenient features like a spacious laundry room and a mudroom to keep their home clean and tidy. We include stylish designs and thoughtful features to these spaces so you can always admire time spent at home, no matter what you’re doing.
The pandemic is resulting in a more sedentary lifestyle for many of us, and we all miss being able to go out to dinner. Taking advantage of available outdoor space is the perfect way to get some fresh air and enjoy activities like cooking, swimming or exercising. Spacious homesites with a large backyard or patio will certainly remain popular throughout 2021. For more ways to utilize your outdoor living space, read this blog we put together over the summer.
The top shades for 2021 include relaxing and uplifting colors like gray, yellow and aqua. Earthy tones are also making a comeback this year. These neutral colors help create a smooth transition between one area to another and allow a space like a home office to blend into the overall feel of the home.
The living room became a central space for family life in 2020. Connecting with loved ones is essential for dealing with stress, and many families have adopted new traditions like playing board games or having a family movie night in their living room. However this year plays out, we believe quality time with family is a trend that is here to stay, and having a well-designed space for relaxing or playing games is imperative.
You may have had to create your own functional space for work or remote learning this past year, which meant adopting modern storage options like cabinets, walk-in closets, or sofas with built-in drawers to allow for more room. The convenience of ample storage in your home has become more invaluable than we could have imagined, which is why we include thoughtful built-ins, plenty of cabinet space, large pantries, and expansive garages, so you can keep what’s important in your life without sacrificing the space.
Koch Homes offers stunning home designs and well-designed floor plans that emphasize comfort and provide you with all the space you need to work, study and play from home. Contact us to learn more about our available floor plans that highlight these 2021 home design trends!