Top Home Upgrades Of The Recent Year

Beth Dickerson|January 22, 2021
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The past year has changed how a lot of us feel about our homes and has called for a reassessment of what is most important to have in them. As we all spent more time at home a lot of home improvement projects have been taking place. As a result of all of this, certain home upgrades and trends have become increasingly more popular than others. Here is a closer look at some common things we have seen as of late.

Closet Organization

With more time at home often accessing belongings on a regular basis, organization has been key. Homeowners have been doing purges of items that they no longer want or need and implementing some better organization systems. There are a few ways to do this from investing in a full-on professionally installed closet system to one you can create yourself. This can include anything from putting up shelves or bins yourself or even moving a smaller dresser or shelving stand into a closet.

Sanitizing Station

It comes with no surprise that the addition of a sanitizing station has become more popular. Often located by the entry door you will find an area designated for one to remove outer wear, masks and use wipes and/or hand sanitizer. For anyone who had mud rooms these rooms have just been further enhanced.

Smart Lights

In the interest of continuing on increasing convenience, smart lights have seen a rise in popularity. These lighting systems can be operated by either your voice or your smartphone. For just a few dollars you can swap out your current light bulbs with these smartbulbs.

Dining Banquettes

For many reasons kitchen banquettes have seen a rise in their popularity. For larger kitchens they create a more intimate and cozy setting. For smaller kitchens they save on seating space as well as offer prime storage located under the seating. For all kitchens they introduce the opportunity for more decorative materials to be used for aesthetic interest.