Top 6 Kitchen and Bathroom Trends to Attract Buyers in 2021

Written by Cristina Miguelez Posted On Sunday, 28 March 2021 00:00

One of the challenges of remodeling your home in order to sell it is to create the biggest impact while keeping the cost low. To do this, you must be aware of what will please buyers when viewing the house for sale. Two important rooms that buyers are eager to see when looking around a potential new home are the kitchen and bathroom. This is why they need to be looking up to date, convenient, and on-trend.

Here are the top 6 trends from Fixr.com Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling Trends 2021 report that you can incorporate into your home to add value, and ultimately, attract buyers.

Quartz Countertops

As well as being visually attractive, quartz countertops are a sought after trend this year due to their easy to maintain and cleaner-friendly surface. Quartz countertops are durable, difficult to stain, and work with most kitchen designs and colors. Being one of the most used surfaces in any house, a freshly installed one will be pleasing to a potential home buyer.

The size of your kitchen will dictate the price. The cost of quartz countertops and its installation will vary but the average price ranges from between $60 - $80 per sq.ft. installed depending on the manufacturer.

Mix and Match Metals

Another major trend for 2021 is the use of different metals in the design of the kitchen. Whereas more traditional stainless steel used to be the go-to style, this year will see the incorporation of different metals matched together. It adds a warmer, cozier feeling to a kitchen. It allows homeowners to play with different designs to get their desired look.

Mixing and matching different metals can be anything from simply replacing door knobs on cabinets, to adding a new faucet feature. This, once again, allows freedom in not only the design, but also how much to spend.  

Depending on your budget, you can either spend a few dollars on minimal additions such as replacing hardware, up to as much as $12,000 for installing a Tuscan or bronze refrigerator.

Touchless Kitchen Faucet

As you can imagine, hygiene and cleanliness are some of the most widely considered aspects of home design in 2021. It’s no surprise then that a touchless faucet is thought to be the most popular trend this year in any smart kitchen. Not only that, but a clean kitchen sells well.

Not only does a motion controlled touchless faucet add a modern touch, it decreases the risk of spreading germs. Having this feature in your home will not only keep you cleaner, it will impress anyone who sees it.

The cost of installing the feature will set you back around $200 as well as a similar price for the feature itself. It’ll cost more, in the region of $500, if you’d prefer to install a version which is toe-controlled. Considering the price of a smart refrigerator averages between $2,000 and $12,000, plus installation costs, a faucet is a much more cost-effective and popular smart kitchen trend.

Touchless Bathroom Features

Continuing on with the same theme throughout the home adds a consistency to being committed to user-friendly hygiene. The bathroom is another room where many germs can be spread. Adding touchless features will extend the benefits gained by also having a touchless faucet in the kitchen.

One impressive addition to a bathroom would also be the installation of a touchless toilet. This is fairly uncommon in most homes but will be an increasing trend due to the times we live in. Yet it’ll undoubtedly grab the attention of your visitors. More costly than a faucet, it will cost anything from $400 to $1200. Touchless toilets can be installed from $100 - $500.

Black Bathroom Accents

What do we mean by accents? Adding features with a nod to a certain color to spruce up any room without having to completely renovate. Color is important when selling any home. And black is the color that is continuing to trend this year. An advantage of black is that it works seamlessly well with any other color and tone already in place.

Simple features like a mirror, towel rail, shower curtains or rugs, are an easy option. Another option can be to include floor tiles, which can cost around $3 - $4 per square foot.

River Rocks Spa Feature

With so much time spent at home, the bathroom has become a place for comfort and relaxation for many homeowners. That is why the spa-look is gaining so much popularity lately. Additionally, a spa feature adds a sense of luxury to a bathroom and is a great way to add value to any home. Whereas there are many different options such as soaking tubs, saunas, and steam showers, a more affordable feature to have is river rocks.

River rocks give any shower a spa-like design look, and are made to massage your feet. Costing around $30 per square foot installed, this trendy addition could ultimately add a touch of class that many people are seeking in their bathrooms in 2021. 

Follow The Trends

By taking on board some of these small design projects and renovations, you could find it having a fast acting impact on selling your home. These trends are the latest in home design and will make sure your property stands out from others, while catering to whatever budget you may have. 

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