Everyone knows that 2020 was the year to rethink just about everything. Whether you’ve been plotting a renovation for sometime, or have realized in the last few months during the pandemic, that it’s time to make some serious changes in your home, there are remodeling options and new approaches that can make a dramatic difference in your life.

With most homeowners spending more time at home and working from home for many months, even those who didn’t have remodeling on their mind are certainly considering it now! Some homeowners will continue to work from home for months to come and some indefinitely. If your household includes multiple members, including children, you’ve probably been thinking about ways you can maximize space, efficiency and privacy and minimize distraction and noise. Dreaming of a kitchen, bathroom or family room renovation never felt more relevant.

While open floor plans have been a trend many homeowners aspired to achieve, in the last year people are realizing there are definite drawbacks to it with multiple people competing for individualized space. With more cooking, workspace requirements and more leisure time at home, there are many well-conceived and creative remodeling approaches that can make a major impact. The immediate need for most homeowners is to remodel for functionality and comfort, but the long-term consideration of resale value is also important.

Some of the top design requests homeowners have for 2021 include:

• Maximizing underused space

• Increased or addition of kitchen pantry space

• More workspace areas

• Exercise & recreation space

• Increased kitchen counter space

• Space for larger refrigerator & appliances

• Ergonomic lighting

• Soundproofing

• Fresh use of color

• Sanctuary & calm space

• Bathroom upgrades or additions

• Better ventilation and air purification

Contractors, interior designers and homeowners agree that modern designs work best in small apartments. The sleek modern designs of many modern fixtures can open up the space and compliment the overall atmosphere. By choosing elements carefully, integrating built-ins, carefully hidden storage solutions and working with light and textures, space can be gained and style can be fresh. Working with vertical space, creating shelving above doorways and cabinetry that extends from floor to ceiling can claim a surprising amount of storage space. With careful, experienced planning, even the smallest kitchen or bathroom renovation can maximize space but not sacrifice comfort and luxury. Some of the luxury choices of the past for kitchen counters tops are not entirely practical considering increased traffic and usage. Some homeowners are even starting to think like restaurant owners since their kitchens are used so much now.

Expert design and renovation advise from contractors is really essential to homeowners who have already seemingly maxed out the space they have to work with in their home. Stepping outside the box and working with basement or garage spaces and vertical space can lead to interesting and unique remodeling options for home gyms, theaters or bars. Borrowing some space from underutilized dining areas can increase the footprint of a kitchen and allow room for more storage and even workspace at home.

Natural and environmental tones, metal and metallic materials, simple, yet functional features can make a space feel bigger, brighter and more uplifting. While space conversions and renovations for day-to-day task work is key, designing uniquely happy spaces for increased concentration, motivation and productivity are all on the table for apartment and home renovations for 2021. Working at home brings with it needs for ergonomic design, task lighting, efficiency and a sense of separation from personal life. Homeowners are looking beyond the pandemic and facing the reality of how life at home will continue to be lived differently.

Above Remodeling can help you redesign your kitchen, bathroom, family room, master bedroom or entire home. With a great deal of experience and thought, we’ll help you consider new and fresh materials, shapes patterns and colors for functionality and style – with special consideration to today’s unique lifestyle needs during and after the pandemic. ARC specializes in New York City apartment renovations, and goes above and beyond to ensure that every construction project – small or large – is completed within the time frame and budget that works for our clients. If you’re looking for a contractor with experience in full home and apartment renovation and remodeling services in the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Queens. Above Remodeling specializing in an all-in-one approach to home contracting, we coordinate and supervise every aspect of a remodeling project. From initial consultation, design, and the permit process, to material selection, construction, and post-job cleanup, our full-service approach offers complete convenience. The Above Remodeling team enables you to remain focused on your busy schedule and life while we manage and oversee the renovation of your home. We’ve worked in many buildings in Manhattan and are familiar with management and requirements. Chances are, we’ve already worked in your building!

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