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2021 Home Design Trends

April 1, 2021

It’s a new year which means it’s time to update your décor or possibly upgrade your home. Whether you are tired of staring at your kitchen after being homebound in 2020 or you’re planning to take advantage of low interest rates in 2021 by purchasing a new home, it’s time to prioritize your wants vs needs and get to decorating.

There’s no doubt 2020 shaped, or re-shaped, home design trends and forced homeowners to decide what is most important for them. Here’s a look at what home builders and homeowners are looking for in the latest home design trends for 2021.

Cane Island Home Office

Dedicated Home Offices

2020 saw many of our work environments abruptly switch from corporate offices to new, often ill-equipped, work-from-home setups. Now, with many employers allowing employees to work remote permanently, having an adequate home office is more important than ever. In 2021, homeowners are stepping away from the kitchen table and creating a space that fits their 9- to -5 needs. Whether you’re building a new construction home or renovating your current house, an efficient home office, away from the chaos and television noise, is on the top of the list for almost every homeowner.

You may not be driving to the office every day but it’s still important, maybe more so now than ever before, that homeowners have a dedicated space that allows them to focus during work hours, then shut the office door and seamlessly transition to personal life after work hours.

Clearly Defined Rooms and Spaces

Remember when open concept ruled all? While it’s still valued by many, 2020 taught families the value of defined spaces and being able to have their own room for everything from quiet time to studying to working out. Homeowners are now seeking to define spaces, or create nooks within open floor plans, that will easily allow for family gatherings or for family members to step away and enjoy personal time.

What does that look like exactly? Don’t worry, it’s not tiny rooms within the home that result in a cramped feeling. Instead, it’s unique pockets or loft-style rooms for e-learning, home workouts, lounging, and more. There is such a thing as too much togetherness, or so we found out during the pandemic. These rooms allow for individual hobbies, personal time and work to be uniquely “yours” in a time where that once seemed impossible. Additionally, many new home buyers are looking for more space to accommodate their multigenerational family, giving each member a defined space within the home.

 

Houseplants and Indoor Gardens

Last year, people were confined to their home and unable to get their nature fix, emphasizing the importance of the great outdoors. Whether you were staying indoors or taking walks around your neighborhood to simply occupy your time and breathe some fresh air, the benefits of trees and flowers was never more evident. This has led homeowners to want to bring the outside in in 2021.

This year you’ll see homeowners and those building their dream home, continue to plan around indoor and outdoor gardens, making room for more living plants as well and adding plenty of windows for natural light. Think more zen and monochromatic relaxing vibes to bring the outdoors in!

Cane Island Outdoor Living Area

Outdoor Living Spaces

The pandemic forced families to step back from their typically hectic lives filled with sports practices, vacations and commitments, only to embrace their loved ones and find the same sense of adventure within their home or backyard. To the surprise of many, being at home was exciting and finding new ways to have fun was an adventure in and of itself. Now, homeowners and new home buyers are prioritizing outdoor living spaces that include pools, elaborate playgrounds and outdoor kitchens.

Outdoor living spaces are creating a vacation-feel without leaving your home and families in 2021 are excited about it. With our larger Cane Island homesites and year-round Texas sunshine, your family will enjoy ample room to build an outdoor living space that will have you saying, “let’s stay home” more often than ever before.

Cane Island Kitchen Design

Fun and Functional Kitchens

Now that families are accustomed to cooking at home, as opposed to the previous default of dining out, homeowners are wanting fun and functional kitchens. It’s not news that the kitchen is the hub of the home, especially for families and regular entertainers. However, many who once preferred restaurants are now enjoying cooking and baking.

Kitchens are one area of the home where open concept still reigns supreme and that’s not changing in 2021. Novice and professional cooks alike are designing kitchens with top-notch appliances, playing with bolder colors, using luxe finishes while incorporating islands that allow for more storage and gathering space to sit and join the conversation.

Cane Island Home Design

Varieties of Texture

Neutrals are no longer boring in design. This year, homeowners and designers are incorporating more neutrals, such as white, cream, beige and sage green, into their color scheme. If you’re thinking blah, think again! This monochromatic look, coupled with rich textures and natural elements such as jute, rattan, oak or marble, create a luxuriously rich environment while still remaining serene.

Fear not, color lovers. A neutral room is a great canvas for those colorful pieces you love most, allowing them to pop and make their own statement within the room.

 

Home Gyms

Remember when you rushed to make it to the gym on time for your favorite class or stopped by for a quick workout after leaving the office? Thanks to virtual classes, luxury spin bikes with overly excited instructors, and countless apps that bring celebrity trainers into your home (for a fraction of the cost) home gyms are the way of the future. So it’s no surprise that homeowners are wanting a dedicated space for a home gym.

Sure, a garage is always an option but many new home buyers are incorporating this room into their design and floor plan preferences. While our amenity-rich master-planned community has an on-site fitness center and yoga room, having an in-home fitness studio is a luxury many are opting for in 2021. 

 

Gallery Wall

If 2020 and an unprecedented global pandemic taught us one thing, it’s the importance of family. Homeowners are embracing an old classic and creating artful gallery walls that showcase family adventures, sketches, old black and white images, and family keepsakes, paying homage to people who came before, the ones we laugh with daily, and the moments we never want to forget.

These gallery walls can be elaborate stairwell art or simple designs in guest rooms. Whatever option you choose these walls should be a reflection of your heritage, telling the story of you. Include antique frames with a mix of metal and wooden frames to give an eclectic but intentional design that will have people reading the story of you and your family in a visual book displayed beautifully on your walls. 

While design trends are known to shift and expected to ebb and flow year after year, 2020 and the ramifications of the pandemic have brought about trends we are excited to see and know that many of our Cane Island families will embrace. From outdoor living spaces to home gyms to the all-important functional kitchen, our Cane Island new home builders can help you create a space that will fit your family’s needs and embrace all the good things that came from a year full of unpredictability.

Learn more about Cane Island, a new home community in Katy, TX or meet our award-winning builders and start designing your dream home today.

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    August 2021
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    August 2, 2021

    Funtastik Labs Kid's Summer Camp

    Funtastik Labs is hosting some awesome camps here at Cane Island to end the summer! 
    Ages 6-11

     The registration site is: funtastiklabs.com/cane-island.

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    August 2, 2021

    Funtastik Labs Kid's Summer Camp

    Funtastik Labs is hosting some awesome camps here at Cane Island to end the summer! 
    Ages 6-11

     The registration site is: funtastiklabs.com/cane-island.

    August 3, 2021

    Aqua Sweat

    Aqua Sweat class in the lap pool with our instructor, Jen

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    August 2, 2021

    Funtastik Labs Kid's Summer Camp

    Funtastik Labs is hosting some awesome camps here at Cane Island to end the summer! 
    Ages 6-11

     The registration site is: funtastiklabs.com/cane-island.

    August 4, 2021

    HIIT Class

    HIIT Class in the yoga studio with our instructor, Remona

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    August 2, 2021

    Funtastik Labs Kid's Summer Camp

    Funtastik Labs is hosting some awesome camps here at Cane Island to end the summer! 
    Ages 6-11

     The registration site is: funtastiklabs.com/cane-island.

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    August 2, 2021

    Funtastik Labs Kid's Summer Camp

    Funtastik Labs is hosting some awesome camps here at Cane Island to end the summer! 
    Ages 6-11

     The registration site is: funtastiklabs.com/cane-island.

    August 6, 2021

    Aqua Sweat

    Aqua Sweat class in the lap pool with our instructor, Jen

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    August 7, 2021

    Plant-Powered Potluck

    Plant-Powered Potluck in the cafe

     Aug 07, 2021 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm


    Attend the 1st ever event for the Plant-Powered Living on Cane Island Group.
    Visit the link for more information and to RSVP: https://fb.me/e/2kENlrDKC

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    August 9, 2021

    Yoga

    Yoga class with our instructor, Jen

    All levels welcome! 

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    August 10, 2021

    Toddler Zumbini

    Join your neighbors in the yoga studio for toddler zumbini with Ms. Kendra!

    August 10, 2021

    Aqua Sweat

    Aqua Sweat class in the lap pool with our instructor, Jen

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    August 11, 2021

    Cardio Kickboxing

    Cardio Kickboxing in the yoga studio with our instructor, Remona

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    August 14, 2021

    Back to School Bash

    Back to School Bash
    Cane Quarter
    Saturday, August 14th 11:00-2:00pm
    Celebrate the start of a new school year at Cane Island!

    Bryant Elementary PTA will be selling spirit wear
    Katy Jr. High Cheer & Katy HS Cheer & Bengal Brigade will be doing performances on site.

    Face painting, bounce houses, food trucks & MORE!

    Kendra Scott will be selling inside the cafe space & Sassafras Boutique will be in the loft space

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    August 16, 2021

    Aqua Sweat

    Aqua Sweat class in the lap pool with our instructor, Jen

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    August 18, 2021

    Toddler Storytime

    Join your neighbors in the yoga studio for stories, games & crafts with award-winning author, Maria Boucher!

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    August 20, 2021

    Wheel of Fortune

    Cane Island is hosting a Wheel of Fortune game night in the loft!
    Friday, August 20th
    7:00-9:00pm
    Event is BYOB or purchase from The Oaks
    Hors d'oeuvre's available
    Be a contestant & WIN PRIZES!
    ages 18+
    Limited space available, tickets are $5 to participate. See link below for tickets: 

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wheel-of-fortune-cane-island-edition-tickets-158786064393

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    August 21, 2021

    Cane Island Farmers Market

    Cane Island Farmer's Market is happening every month, on the third Saturday of the month! 
    Location: Cane Quarter
    NEW TIME: 9-1pm
    Artisan Crafts | Locally Made | Local Gardens & Farms
    Handmade Goods | Health & Wellness | Coffee & Food
    For questions, please email caneislandfarmersmarket@gmail.com

    August 21, 2021

    Community Blood Drive

    Cane Island Community Blood Drive
    Saturday, August 21st 
    10-4pm in the pool parking lot

    Donors will receive a free voucher for a pint of Blue Bell ice cream!
    Sign up to donate here: https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/331848

    August 21, 2021

    Kid's Butterfly Craft

    Join us for a special event in the loft! Cane Island kiddos will be making wooden butterfly houses with Craftworx. Each kid will get to assemble and paint/decorate their own butterfly house to take home and hang in their garden.

    Saturday, August 21st
    11am-Noon
    $5 per child

    Sign Up Link: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/A9FR46V66NJ8S/checkout/WVRKK6DHNQNVKTNKY5RUDVW6

    Note, all craft pick-up will be conducted at Cane Island during the event so please disregard any emails that say otherwise.

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    August 23, 2021

    Aqua Sweat

    Aqua Sweat class in the lap pool with our instructor, Jen

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    August 25, 2021

    HIIT Class

    HIIT Class in the yoga studio with our instructor, Remona

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    August 28, 2021

    Yappy Hour

    Yappy Hour on the lawn
    Saturday, August 28th
    Noon-2:00pm
    Bring your pets to the lawn and enjoy treats for both you and your pet!
    Welcome Center will have treats for pups and “puppachinos”
    The Oaks will have drink specials & $18 rib plate with potato salad 

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    • PUBLIC EVENTS
    • RESIDENT EVENTS

    August 2, 2021

    Funtastik Labs Kid's Summer Camp

    Funtastik Labs is hosting some awesome camps here at Cane Island to end the summer! 
    Ages 6-11

     The registration site is: funtastiklabs.com/cane-island.

    August 3, 2021

    Aqua Sweat

    Aqua Sweat class in the lap pool with our instructor, Jen

    August 4, 2021

    HIIT Class

    HIIT Class in the yoga studio with our instructor, Remona

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    August 2, 2021

    Funtastik Labs Kid's Summer Camp

    Funtastik Labs is hosting some awesome camps here at Cane Island to end the summer! 
    Ages 6-11

     The registration site is: funtastiklabs.com/cane-island.

    August 3, 2021

    Aqua Sweat

    Aqua Sweat class in the lap pool with our instructor, Jen

    August 4, 2021

    HIIT Class

    HIIT Class in the yoga studio with our instructor, Remona

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