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If we can say one thing about 2020 and the building supply industry it was unexpected. From the initial pullback reaction across the supply chain when COVID became reality, to the incredible boom in demand from the DIY market, the twists and turns of 2020 have been quite a ride.

In 2021 most expect to see a continuation of home purchasing and DIY remodeling. At the forefront of the remodeling wave are kitchens and baths. Given the use patterns of most families and the rate of return-on-investment for kitchen and bath remodeling, it’s no wonder these rooms are leading the remodeling trends forecast in 2021.

In a November 2020 article from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), they reference a recent trends study suggesting the COVID-19 pandemic will have a substantial lasting impact on kitchen and bath design.

Some of the key takeaways from this study suggest L-shaped kitchen islands will dominate layouts. Organic/natural styles for both kitchens and baths will be the trend as traditional falls to the wayside. Light color quartz continues to be in style for both kitchen and bath countertops and dedicated areas for device charging are in high demand.

In bathroom design, radiant heated floors (especially in Minnesota) are a welcome and highly sought-after design feature for 2021. Motion sensor lighting and leak detection mobile alerts are other key convenience features many are adding to their bathroom remodeling project wish list.

No matter your style of your plans, Glenbrook Lumber is your source for building supplies. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find exactly what you need. Glenbrook Lumber – A good place to find.