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5 Trends From This Year's 'Best of Houzz' Winners

Get inspired by these award-winning home designs.

From unique lighting fixtures to upgraded outdoor spaces, check out these award-winning home designs. The “Best of Houzz 2021” awards recognizes the top residential design and remodeling professionals who showcase their work on the home remodeling site Houzz. Designers receive a “Best of Houzz” badge on their site as recognition. The winners also are showcasing several recent trends in home design.

1. Mudroom storage

Mudrooms have become a necessity in the pandemic as a place to de-germ before heading inside.

Photo by: Leigh Ann Rowe/Designed by: Streamline Construction

2. A touch of personality

Home design trends are combining different finishes and textures to add greater visual interest. More people are moving away from neutral and sparse decor in favor of more unique spaces.

Living Room Interior
Photo by: Emily Minton Redfield/Designed by: Andrea Schumacher Interiors

3. Statement lighting

A great lighting fixture can help add luxury to a space.

Photo credit: Streamline Construction

4. Contrast in the Kitchen

All-white kitchens are getting more color and textures.

Photo credit: Savvy Interiors

5. The great outdoor escape

A home’s landscape has grown in importance as homeowners look to expand their outdoor spaces.

View all the design winners of the 2021 Best of Houzz Awards at

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