Five Tips for Updating a Florida Home in 2021

Florida Remodel | Varian Construction

Florida is home to many seasonal residents, and it’s nearing the time when many “snowbirds” return to the Sunshine State for the winter months. In an attempt to escape the northern weather and to enjoy life in paradise, many tend to come back to their previously vacant homes. If your home has been vacant for the past couple of months, maybe it’s time for some upgrades. Here are some ideas and tips for updating your home as we approach 2022.

Create Open Spaces

The first tip for updating your home in 2021 is to create an open concept space. This trend is a massive selling point for new buyers while also being a top remodeling request for homeowners themselves. Open concept floor plans afford an even flow and help balance out the space. As we start to invite people back into our homes, an open concept space allows you to entertain while not being confined to one room.

This home update does not always involve tearing down walls and demolition. In some cases, you can get away with replacing larger furniture with pieces that are less bulky. When choosing new couches or chairs, go with lighter colors so rather than drawing attention to the furniture, lighter pieces will highlight the room.

Another way to make the space feel more open, without undergoing a major renovation, is by adding mirrors that reflect light and create the illusion of a larger space.

Home Office

As many Americans are still working from home, some are coming to Florida to work remotely. With a home office, you have the opportunity to work from the comfort of the Sunshine State all while clocking into a New York or Chicago office.

In order to create a comfortable and productive space, many people have chosen to convert once dull rooms into home offices. Adding or converting rooms into a workable home office may just be just the ticket for you or a prospective buyer, if you are contemplating selling your home.

Bathroom Remodel

If you’re looking to update your home in 2021, think about a bathroom remodel. As one of the most used rooms in the home, it’s always a perk to have an updated or remodeled bathroom. With new cabinets for storage, tiles for design or even a new shower, your bathroom will give you that “new-home-feeling.”

In many Florida properties, like condominiums or single-family homes, smaller bathrooms may need to be remodeled or updated. In these cases, it is best to hire skilled professionals that know how to operate within HOA regulations and zoning requirements. This way, even the smallest room in the home can be worth bragging about.

Naples Whole Home Remodel | Varian Construction


Another tip to bring your home into the 21st century is to upgrade your appliances. Many Florida homes and developments that were built in the 1980s and 90s, have a need for updated features.  

Newer appliances will provide not only a modern look, but they also reduce a home’s energy consumption, thus lowering utility bills. In addition, homes with new appliances can see a greater return on investment, and that’s always a major plus.

Outdoor Living

One final tip for updating a Florida home in 2021 is to spruce up the outdoor living area. If you’re coming to Florida to enjoy the warm weather, and to escape the cold air, then why not take advantage of an outdoor living area?

By creating or refurbishing a deck, lanai or entryway, your home will be more inviting and will provide additional space to enjoy the sun. By screening in a condo lanai or adding wooden or composite decks to a single-family home, you’ll be able to enjoy Florida’s great outdoors, no matter the season.

Introducing Your Remodeling Professionals

If you are interested in doing a home remodel in Southwest Florida, trust Varian Construction. This award-winning, owner-operated company has 30 years experience and is the best contractor for your 2021 projects.

Owner, Bill Varian, has been recognized as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) meaning that if your next move is staying right where you are, Varian Construction is the right company for you. His years of experience and impeccable reputation are the perfect reasons why you should trust the Naples contractor to upgrade your home.

Specializing in everything from commercial projects to condo remodels, Varian Construction is fully licensed, equipped and experienced to remodel bathrooms, kitchens, outdoor living areas – and more. Varian Construction can turn your home office dreams into reality and convert tight spaces into open-concept areas to relax in.  

For more regarding how Varian Construction can update your home in 2021, call 239-514-0103 or visit