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DIY Cable Railing & More Home Makeover Trends for 2021



2021 has just begun, but it will be spring project time before you know it! You have only a couple of months to get ready for your new home makeover projects, and to help get you inspired we’ve put together a list of the top home makeover trends of 2021.

Whether you’re looking to go green, carve out a special place for R&R, or want to upgrade the look of your outdoor space, there’s a budget friendly project for every home.

The Home Office Hideaway

As we enter a second year of pandemic restrictions it’s clear that the home office is here to stay. Remote workers are looking for creative ways to delineate where work stops and “home” begins. Establishing a comfortable home work space is easier and more affordable than you might think.

The biggest trend we see for 2021 is the “home office hideaway” This technique allows you to convert any bedroom or space into a home office, with the added bonus of being able to “hide” your desk and furnishings when not in use. It starts with a space saving fold-down desk. These innovative and stylish desks simply tuck away when not in use, giving you the freedom to convert any room into a workspace. Ready to call it a day? Simply stow the desk away when you want to use the room for non-work-related purposes.

These practical fold-down desks come in a variety of styles and colors, and can even double as additional shelves to give your work space your own unique pop of personality.


Go Green With Energy Saving Solutions

All of the extra time spent at home means increased energy usage. This, coupled with a growing population of people interested in eco friendly solutions, means that we expect to see many homeowners turn to green alternatives in 2021.

It may surprise you to learn that your windows are one of the biggest energy leeches in your home. In the colder winter months old windows tend to let cold air seep in, causing your heater to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. In the summer months your AC may be working overtime to combat the heat brought on by increased light exposure. So what can you do about it, if new windows aren’t in your budget this year?

Window films are a quick and cost effective way to make an immediate impact on your energy consumption. Window film can be installed over any existing window, and work by controlling the amount of ultraviolet light and solar heat that enters through your windows. Window films can reduce heat gain in your home by up to 70% during the hot summer months. This in turn can have a significant positive effect on your energy bill.

Best of all? You don’t need to hire a professional to install window film. Some manufacturers even often decorative window film that you can use to darken/tint your window, or add a bold statement to your room.


Build a Bathroom Oasis

For many folks a trip to the spa is simply out of the question for the foreseeable future. Most spas and relaxation destinations are closed or heavily restricted due to the ongoing pandemic. The good news is that there are a few cost effective ways to transform your bathroom into a spa-like oasis. 

Aromatherapy shower heads have surged in popularity over the last year, and are a quick and affordable way to recreate a spa-like experience right in your own home. These relaxing showerheads can be easily installed and come with a variety of essential oil pods aimed at soothing your body and mind. Aromatherapy showerheads work by infusing running water with essential oils that can be easily swapped in and out via disposable pods.

Crank up the heat for a steamy, all-enveloping and relaxing escape anytime (not to mention you don’t even have to leave a tip)!

Breathe new life into your deck with DIY cable railing

You’ve found a few ways to freshen up your home’s interior, now let’s take a look at the easy and affordable ways you can upgrade your outdoor experience. If you’ve watched home renovation shows in the last year or two, you’ve probably seen some really amazing decks with attractive & modern cable railing. They’re all the craze in the home design industry, and cable railing looks incredible no matter the style of deck or home you want to transform.

With the surge in popularity came a need to innovate and make cable deck railing affordable to the everyday homeowner. In years past, cable railing was largely exclusive to homeowners with deep pockets who could afford the cost of the expensive materials and specialized labor. We thought, “Surely this can be done more affordably.”

So we set out to create CityPost, America’s fastest cable railing install. Our affordable DIY cable railing kits are designed so that the average homeowner can install them without the need for specialized tools or help from a contractor.

Our cable railing kits come with everything you need to install cable deck railing or cable stair railing. You simply send us the measurements and we build your DIY cable railing kit to your exact specifications. We can even paint your posts in your choice of color so you can match your home or existing deck design.

Just look at what other homeowners across the country have built using the CityPost cable railing system!


Breathing new life into your deck or patio is affordable, easy and stress-free. Our dedicated support team is available to help walk you through every step of the process. We want to empower homeowners to achieve their home makeover goals and become inspired to tackle even more exciting projects.

We want to hear what home makeover plans you have this year! Drop us a line on our Facebook Page to share your recent makeovers, and be sure to check out our project gallery to get inspired for your next cable railing project.

Good luck with your projects, and here’s to hoping 2021 is the year you transform your home into a beautiful, comfortable and functional space that you’ll never want to leave!