With more people working from home and kids attending school virtually, 2021 is a great time to tackle home improvement projects to give your home the updates it needs. Many of these updates not only make your home more aesthetically pleasing but also can increase the value of your home.

#1: Kitchen Upgrades

Upgrades to the kitchen provide a wide range of options, from a full kitchen remodel and renovation to a simple makeover. One popular trend is to paint kitchen cabinets a new trendy color.

Two-tone cabinets are also in style, where the cabinet base is one color and the door another. You could even replace the cabinet doors by removing the interior part of the door and installing glass, which is a top kitchen design trend for 2021.

If your appliances are older, you could upgrade to new, energy-efficient appliances that use less electricity and water. You could even look at smart appliances that offer a wide array of options like refrigerators with tablet-like screens you can use to watch cooking demonstrations.

#2: Upgrade the Home’s Exterior

There are several upgrades you can make to the exterior of your home that will add to its curb appeal. One popular choice is to replace your front entry door, sliding doors, and other entry doors with gorgeous iron exterior doors. There is a wide array of options from door styles and ornamentation to glass and colored finishes to customize the right iron doors for your home.

Another great upgrade is to replace your garage door with a new wrought iron garage door or all-glass frameless garage door. No matter which garage door you choose, make sure that it complements your new iron exterior doors.

#3: Improve Security

Another great benefit of wrought iron doors is they add to your home’s security. Due to their design, they are more durable than other door styles. You can further enhance your home’s security with other upgrades, such as motion-sensor exterior lighting, security cameras, and a monitored home security system.

#4: Home Office Upgrades

Having a separate room for your home office is a great investment. Since more people are working from home and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, having a dedicated workspace will be much appreciated. Plus, if you ever decide to sell your home, it will be a great selling point.

#5: Replace Old Fixtures

One affordable home improvement upgrade is to replace any old fixtures. You can upgrade to water-conserving faucets and showerheads, low-flush toilets, energy-efficient LED light bulbs, smart thermostats, and so on. Some of the new fixtures can include app-enabled features such as being able to remotely control your thermostat or turn lights on and off, as well as adjust their brightness levels.

#6: Enclose Open Floor Plans

Modern sliding door with kitchen in the background

Closed floor plans with privacy are on-trend for 2021. People want to have private spaces where they can work, kids can attend virtual school, and they can relax. It is easy to enclose open floor plans by adding some walls and some doors. Another popular option is to install “sliding” walls that allow you to close off the space when you want some added privacy and open it back up when you want it more open and spacious.

These are just a few of the home improvements to make in 2021. We hope these ideas get you inspired and thinking about other possibilities of other home improvements.

To find wrought iron exterior doors, iron garage doors, all-glass frameless garage doors, and other great iron products to upgrade and improve your home, please feel free to browse our inventories at Universal Iron Doors. Feel free to contact us at 818-771-1003 to request a free quote and learn about customization options or for further assistance today!