During 2020, you might have noticed the family den looks drab and gloomy. Is your kitchen feeling small and outdated? The children have started to outgrow their room decor. The basement feels like it’s all one space and disorganized. Perhaps you discovered just how noisy one family can really be – and the lack of privacy within your home as everyone sheltered in place.
Most people have noticed problems areas of their home through out the pandemic and are antsy to give their house a makeover! With all of these new discoveries, you are most likely ready to renovate your living space in the new year. If you’re unsure where to start, let us help you break down the endless possibilities for luxury home renovations in 2021 and how to complete them smoothly.
“2020 saw an incredible shift in the day-to-day operations of the world. Offices shuttered, daily commutes ended, and we tried to do it all – from schooling to working out to therapy to vacations – in our homes. According to a study, 36.2 million Americans (22% of the workforce) will be working remotely by 2025, which is an 87% increase from the number of remote workers prior to the pandemic. It’s no wonder that how we’re thinking about renovation projects has likely changed from previous years.” Architectural Digest
After spending so much time in our homes, many of us have realized that comfort should be a high priority! Which rooms did you discover need a drastic makeover? The best way to experience a smooth luxury home renovation experience is to start by creating priority list. Create a list of all the rooms in your home that are frequently used by the family. Under each room, bullet point list the problems/issues you have with the room or what you’d love to see different.
For example, has your kitchen become a makeshift office for the days that you’ve been working from home? “We can probably all admit: 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, in 2021 (and beyond) home offices will be more important than ever. One of the most prevalent design trends currently is adding or renovating home offices. People are working from home and do not want to field calls from the kitchen table,” (Realtor). Let our team help you create a fully functional and aesthetically pleasing work space in the comfort of your home!
“When you’re planning a home reno, the goal is to balance features that enhance the functionality of your home, while also adding plenty of style.” HGTV
Tom Len Custom Homes is ready to take on a new year with these exciting luxury home remodeling trends…
2021 is the year for indulging in comfort. We’ve survived most of 2020 indoors and don’t know what 2021 will bring. Make sure your home is optimal for whatever the new year may bring us…
Indulge yourself in luxurious comfort this year! Comfort can refer to a wide range of home amenities. When people think of comfort, they often think of a materialist approach. Expand your way of thinking by bringing in more nature as your comfort! For example, this Chicago Winter has been a brutal one and many of us are ready to reconnect with Mother Earth. “During the pandemic when it was difficult for some to get their daily dose of nature, people started bringing the outdoors in with natural materials in their home. With the pandemic raging on, the pros say the indoor houseplant trend is here to stay – which is good news for your collection of monsteras and air plants,” (Realtor). Think about your interests and what you’d like to see more of in your living space. With Tom Len Custom Homes, the possibilities are endless!
Wake up in the morning to the beautiful sun shining on you: Imagine starting your day by soaking in the sun’s rays while drinking your cup of coffee! Natural light has proven to provide endless benefits to our physical and mental health. The more exposure of natural light you get, the more positive energy that can permeate throughout your living spaces. If you realized that that there just wasn’t enough natural light in your home last year, take the first step into lifting everyone’s spirits by renovating each room to add more windows and skylights!
The glow of natural light is an instant energy boost and mood enhancer. During the long Midwest winters, we know that daylight is vital for keeping our sanity! In order to maintain an optimal circadian rhythm and increase overall wellbeing, including more natural light is a simple approach which will benefit the entire family! Bonus: Adding new energy-efficient windows can cut energy costs.
Introducing biophilic design: This is an innovative way of blending nature, fashion and green architecture. This greentastic style is a harmonious blend of outdoor and indoor elements. Vibrant plant printed wallpaper mixed with brick and colorful rugs all tie this design style together. Soothing your mind in a holistic stylish way. Fans of this bold style love the feeling of having a green season indoors during winter months. Learn more about these beautiful, stylish design trends.
“Studies have shown that incorporating natural elements into one’s home promotes a sense of balance and calm, especially in today’s tech-centric world. If plants are not your thing, try bringing in natural elements such as wood, stone, wicker, rattan, caning, or cork. You can also add photos of plants, flowers, or natural scenery.” The Interior Design Advocate
Your children’s education and safety are top priorities: As parents, we all want to make sure our kids have the best of the best. That includes the spaces where they learn. Whether your child is still learning 100% remote or they’re in a hybrid school program, they will need a safe, quiet study area that caters to their interests and needs. Customized study rooms are the key to helping your children excel. Create the perfect learning environment for your young ones with our guide!
Create a space designed specifically for the needs of your child. Understanding their personality gives you a great gage on their strengths and weaknesses. For example, if you know your child is easily distracted, a cluttered room surrounded by loud noise isn’t ideal. A student’s age group also plays an important role in the learning environment you want to create for them…
Parents deserve a private oasis where they can take a break from it all: Everyone needs a place to relax and unwind. There are a few possibilities for that special place, such as a luxury carriage house or a spa bathroom remodel! First let’s explore the carriage house. These mini versions of your main home can serve as a romantic getaway. Not only do they offer functionality, these architectural structures are beautiful! Design your coach house to match your main house. There are two styles of carriage homes that stand out: classic and modern. Their reason for trending is due to the abundance of another at-home experience they offer. ADU’s can be attached to your home or separate from the main house, learn about the unique benefits of having one of your own.
Maybe you’ve been missing trips to your favorite spa or are craving some extra romance? Imagine being able to escape from reality in your very own spa-like master bathroom suite with a glass of wine and hot bath. At Tom Len Custom Homes, we’ll help you make everyday a spa day with a customized master bathroom! Rainfall shower, heated floors, jacuzzi…whatever you desire, we will make it happen!
Step outside and enjoy your property: As we wait for the warmer weather to arrive in Chicago, it’s the perfect time to start planning how you will enjoy the season! There are so many creative ways to redesign and renovate your outdoor experience. Creating a backyard designed for outdoor fun within the comfort and safety of your own home seems like the right place to start! Renovate your backyard to add outdoor designated spaces to entertain this summer and have something to look forward to.
Options such as a heated swimming pool, jacuzzis, bonfire pits, outdoor kitchens, and lounging areas provide the perfect escape for any day of the week or season! Don’t wait for the weather to warm up, call expert custom home builder & designer Tom Len today so we can begin planning your luxury backyard oasis in time for summer! Get more outdoor renovation design ideas from our “Backyards” board on Pinterest.
Give your family another layer of protection with a safe room: 2020 taught us to be prepared for anything! Safe rooms, also known as emergency shelter rooms or panic rooms, are not a new concept. If the current state of our world has your anxieties skyrocketing, you aren’t alone! The fear of being burglarized, property destruction, home invasion, and even severe weather dangers are all legitimate reasons for concern.
With so many unpredictable challenges and crime rates rising in neighborhoods that never had such statistics, families are choosing to add these extra security measures to their custom home or remodel blueprints! To put some of these worries to rest, you may want to consider installing a fortified room. Get a better understanding of the different types of safe rooms and which one is right for you.
Bonus Home Design Trends for 2021:
- Statement Pieces
- Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Design
- Neutral Palettes
- State-of-the-Art Equipment
- Relaxed and Cozy Environments
- Modern Minimalism
- Light Woods
- Graphic Art
- Sound Proofing
Before the home renovations begin…
Stay safe during the remodeling process: Have you been putting off your home remodeling project because of COVID-19? Now that we all know more about the pandemic and have extensive safety protocols in place, 2021 is the perfect time to finally get started! If you’ve never experienced home remodeling, the prospect of it may seem overwhelming. Is your family ready to embark on the exciting journey of luxury home renovations? Cast your worries aside by prepping for the renovation with our helpful tips!