9 Hot Appliance Trends in Southern California for 2021

November 25, 2020

Home improvement projects are here to stay for 2021. With people spending more time at home, the focus on creating a comfortable space is at an all-time high.
This is the time to finish any household projects that have been left incomplete, or just on hold. Updating your current furniture and appliances to those that are convenient and match your lifestyle is on the top of everyone’s list. But before you rush out and make any purchases, make sure to check out these nine hot appliance trends in Southern California for 2021.

Trend 1: Appliances With Smart Features

This tops the list in terms of added convenience. In the kitchen, wifi-enabled smart devices let you program cook times and adjust temperatures. Refrigerators can notify you when produce is about to go bad. Even your laundry room is in the know, receive a text from your washer when your laundry detergent is running low. Save your family time and money with these smart appliances in 2021.

Trend 2: More Variety In Finishes

2021 is the year for color. After a glum 2020, everyone is ready to add a little more color to their life. Expect to see more pops of color in the house with appliance finishes that include reds, champagnes, greens, and even metallic finishes.

Increase Your Home’s Value

Luxury appliances can add value to your home and be an investment that pays off in the long run. If you’re planning to sell your home or remodeling a house to be flipped, luxury appliances can drastically increase the home’s value. Prospective buyers may be looking for a custom kitchen or could be motivated to meet or exceed your asking price because of a custom, high-end kitchen.

Trend 3: Compact Appliances

Compact appliances have been all the rage for studio or apartment living for quite some time. They are now being sought after in even the most spacious homes because of their versatility and ability to fit virtually anywhere. Consumers are not looking for individual appliances for each functionality; the more all-in-one features in the smallest space, the better.

Trend 4: Glass Door Refrigerator

Reduce energy use and keep food at a consistent even temperature with a glass door fridge. There is no longer a need to stand and linger in front of an open refrigerator deciding on what to have or what is needed.

Trend 5: Eco-Friendly Appliances

It’s no surprise that with all the technological advancements we have made within the last 5 years, that appliances are now using less energy and less water than in previous years. Not only are consumers creating less output, but many are reaping the benefits of reduced electric bills as well. Shop our selection of EnergyStar rated appliances and take a look at the EnergyGuide for each appliance online or in-store before purchasing.

Trend 6: Built-In Ovens

In 2021, more homes will be converting from traditional ovens to built-in ovens with cooktops. Built-in ovens allow for more kitchen customization/personalization and more options to choose from such as dutch ovens or double ovens.

Double wall oven next to cooktop and hood

Trend 7: All Black Appliances

Yes, we know that we said earlier to expect more color options in the household. But equally as popular will be the all-black appliance color scheme. What’s more, matte black is coming into 2020 with a bang and we see it completely taking over 2021.

Trend 8: Induction Cooking

Induction cooking, with its magnetic heating technology, is what you will be seeing more and more of. Said to be a safer cooking option than traditional stoves and cooktops, induction focuses all the heat to the pan, rather than the counter surface.

Trend 9: Washer/Dryer Combinations

Finally! This is the innovation we have been waiting for. The washer/dryer combination does just what you would expect: after the wash cycle, it converts to a dryer cycle all on its own. And for smart devices, you can program your appliance to send you a notification text when it is finished. How can it get any better?

We would love to help you create the home of your dreams in 2021

Stop into one of our 12 locations to shop in person and work with a specialist on finding the appliance that fits your lifestyle, or you can shop online at Howards.com to see which appliances are available. Howard’s offers free home delivery on appliance purchases over $399 to the Southern California area.

Contact us today for more information or to have one of our experienced product specialists help you find the perfect home appliances for your space.


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