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By Tony

The coronavirus has impacted the world in some unimaginable ways and we’re still trying to recover from its effects. Life is starting to return to some sort of normalcy and safety restrictions are being lifted. As the nation tries to navigate life after COVID, an unexpected way the pandemic has left its market is in home design.

Top real estate agents have reported that homeowners are taking on more home renovation projects than ever before. These projects are the result of prolonged quarantine and being unable to go out and do the things they’d normally do, such as going to the spa, enjoying a day at the beach, or having get-togethers.

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Here are some of the most popular home renovation projects and design trends that both homeowners want and what buyers are looking for in a new home.

1. Bathroom improvements

Modernized bathrooms and their design trends have always been popular among homeowners and buyers. Pixabay

Modernized bathrooms and their design trends have always been popular among homeowners and buyers, but due to the pandemic, they’re in demand even more. People want bathrooms that have a spa-like feel since they couldn’t go to their local spa for relaxation. Some of the features you’ll find in a newly renovated bathroom including a double vanity sink, soaking bathtubs, large linen closets, and rainfall showerheads.

2. Upgraded landscaping

As much as we’d like to think that as long as the interior of the home looks good then that’s all that matters. The truth is, landscaping is the first thing people see and you know what they say about first impressions! If you don’t want to hire a professional landscaper to give your yard a complete overhaul, you can do small projects like spreading out grass seed, planting vibrant flowers, trimming the hedges, and power washing the driveway, walkway, and the exterior of the home.

3. Modern kitchen upgrades

Like a modernized bathroom, homeowners and buyers love a good kitchen makeover. The kitchen tends to be the central gathering point of the house and so it must be functional as well as look good. The upgrades that will bring your kitchen to the 21st century include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, customized cabinetry, and a large island.

Homeowners and buyers love a good kitchen makeover. Pixabay

4. Welcoming front porch

Like with the landscaping, the front porch leaves a lasting impression on guests and buyers alike. It doesn’t take a whole lot to create a welcoming front porch because it can be as simple as painting the door a bold color and updating the light fixtures and hardware. Of course, if you want to make a big statement, you could use wood, stone, or brick to create an entryway that pops.

5. Update or build a deck or patio

Once the weather gets nicer, people aren’t going to want to spend so much time indoors and so homeowners and buyers are interested in decks and patios. Homes with a deck or patio are excellent for entertaining guests because you can have a seating area, a grill, and a fire pit all in one space. If you want to up the wow factor, you can use potted plants or flower beds to add some color. You can hang string lights or lanterns to give the space some ambiance, and you could even turn your grilling area into an outdoor kitchen!

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The pandemic has certainly turned our lives upside down but there is light at the end of the tunnel. One way people are regaining a sense of normalcy is by taking on a few renovation projects and turning their home into a space that is updated, functional, and a place they want to spend time in. After spending more than 14-months at home with nothing else to do, you can’t really blame them!

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