Trending Interior Remodeling Projects for 2021 That Increase Value

Whether you’re thinking about selling your home soon, or you’re simply looking to improve your home to fit your family’s lifestyle and needs, there are simple trending remodeling projects that can easily increase the value of your home. Continue reading for inspiration to start your next home remodeling project!

1. Modern High-Contrast Bathroom Decor 

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Bathrooms are often a very popular part of a home to upgrade, possibly due to the fact that bathroom design trends are constantly changing. For this reason, having an outdated bathroom can quickly put a damper on first impressions of any potential home buyers. Instead of picturing themselves enjoying the amenities of your bathroom, they’ll be picturing the time and money they will have to put into updating your bathroom to the latest trends.

One current popular trend in bathroom spaces is embracing contrasting color schemes. Adding contrast among the various elements of bathroom spaces highlights each carefully selected element of your bathroom. 

This decor trend can be achieved by using light-colored cabinetry and fixtures that are accentuated with dark metal hardware and black bathroom faucets. Black bathroom faucets are a versatile modern design that complements a variety of current bathroom decor style trends. 

2. Unique Kitchen Accents 

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High contrast trends also continue to current kitchen remodeling trends. While bright white cabinetry is all the rage among updated kitchen decor, bold countertop choices, such as blue quartz countertops, add both contrast and color to an otherwise neutral and monochrome space. 

Quartz countertops are slowly catching up to the popularity of granite and marble, the two most popular countertop materials in kitchens and bathrooms. This is because quartz is even more durable than granite and marble, and is often a more beautiful choice.

While marble and granite require resealing and constant cleaning to prevent stains, quartz does not require this maintenance and is nearly indestructible, while marble can show scratches easily when not properly sealed. 

Quartz is an engineered countertop material that can be customized to match your decor style. If you’re looking to introduce color or modern pattern into your kitchen, then quartz is an excellent material choice. 

3. Upgrade Finishes 

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When building a home, or purchasing a new construction home, you have your pick of preferred finishes, from trim to interior doors, windowsills, and cabinetry. If you had a tight budget, you may have opted for the basic or standard finishes, rather than your preferred finishes. Or maybe your previous choices when selecting finishes are out-of-date now. No matter the case now may be a great time to consider upgrading those finishes. 

Custom Interior Doors 

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Today, there are so many interior door types and styles to choose from, including trendy sliding barn doors, solid wood interior doors for soundproofing, or glass-paned doors to promote an open concept throughout your home. 

Updated Window Accents 

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In accordance with the modern contrasting decor trends mentioned above, black window panes and accents are also a major trend right now. If your windows are in need of an upgrade, consider adding contrasting accents in this area of your home, too. 

Interior Trim

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Lastly, updating your interior trim is a simple project that can transform the look of your home. For a more stately design, consider adding detailed trim and molding. Or, for a modern and minimalist look, add a thin and subtle interior trim.  White and wooden trim are both beautiful classic accents to a home’s interior decor. 

4. Remodeling for Quality of Life 

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While many remodeling projects are completed with the goal of increasing the monetary value of your home in the event that you will need to sell in the future, sometimes it is a great idea to complete remodeling projects to simply improve the home for you and your family! These remodeling projects still add value to your home, but in a way that may be unique to you. 

Consider tackling projects that improve your quality of life within your home, and that will make your home a more convenient and enjoyable place to live. For example, express your style through home decor accents, invest in new appliances that will make daily chores and tasks easier, or remodel your outdoor living spaces to host gatherings with friends and family, 

If you’re a senior citizen considering aging in place, then adding fixtures such as handrails and grab bars to improve your mobility and make your home more accessible is a great remodeling idea. These fixtures don’t have to be eyesores, either. Incorporate modern design trends by installing a modern black handrail on staircases or in corridors. Selecting a modern black handrail provides an opportunity to extend the contrasting color scheme into the rest of the house and match your updated modern finishes, while still providing an additional layer of safety to your home.


Matt Lee is the owner of the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.


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