2021 – Home Design Trends in Review

Luxury home builders

Well, we made it through year two of a global pandemic. With much of the country experiencing lockdowns and international travel a distance memory, more homeowners than ever turned their focus towards their residences. The need to create comfortable, practical and beautiful interior landscapes were the priority, as quarantine requirements and working from home prompted the need to find new ways to work, relax, entertain, and enjoy being at home.


Strong growth in the housing market

In both building and renovations, the below trends are hard to avoid! In 2021 home sales increased by 22.1% as people chose to improve their residences, while those who couldn’t afford to move opted to renovate or extend their homes to make their current space more livable. According to Houzz, home renovation spending increased 15% in 2021. 

Let’s look at the top home renovation trends of 2021.


The kitchen – Multifunctional space

The kitchen is the heart of the home, where everyone gathers to make and share food and talk about their day. It’s the most common project homeowners undertook last year, as people spent more time at home in 2021. The kitchen became the new location for working, homework, and more. Kitchen remodelling was the most significant trend in home designs.


The bathroom – A private sanctuary

Creating a luxurious, sustainable bathroom sanctuary was the second-biggest home renovation trend in 2021. Most bathroom designs included replacing the cabinetry or vanity, countertops, tiles, and toilet. For many people in 2021, the bathroom became the only private available for those wanting a moment of calm. 


The Master Bedroom – hotel-style living

Number three on the list of home design trends in 2021 is a master bedroom overhaul. Creating a luxurious, hotel-style retreat to enjoy every night became a priority, especially for those working from home full-time.


The garden – reinventing your outdoor environment

Creating a seamless transition between interior and exterior spaces was a huge trend in 2021, as people endeavoured to achieve a ‘resort-style’ feel. With international and most interstate travel limited throughout the year, homeowners looked to their outdoor areas to give them extra living space. Redesigning landscaping, furnishings, and style allowed homeowners to reinvent their exteriors, changing the way they used their outdoor space.


The trends also showed a move towards enclosing porches and decks, installing outdoor kitchens, creating extra rooms, and making year-round entertainment possible.


Why choose Exclusive Residence for your boutique home in Perth?

As a multi-award-winning luxury home building company in Perth, we are passionate about our commitment to being the best boutique builders in the industry. We are committed to growing our reputation as luxury home builders who are “the best choice for people who want a beautiful home, completed to spec, on budget and on time.”


Our goal is to deliver outstanding end-to-end customer journeys. We want our clients to experience the best luxury home-building process. Exclusive Residence’s dedication to excellence has resulted in clients returning to us two or three times as their luxury home needs evolve.


Our innovative and agile team collaborates with clients to create the highest quality luxury home designs in Perth, and we’d love to talk to you about bringing your dream home to life.


Get in touch with us today, and let’s start the conversation.



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