Designers and contractors were busy in 2020 helping homeowners update their homes. Many closets received a makeover, creating more efficient organization with custom storage and shelving units. Thanks to COVID, mudrooms evolved into “sanitation stations” where people could remove outdoor wear and apply sanitizer to hands and any items used outside of the home. A house can never have enough storage, and many families added kitchen banquettes for extra space and comfortable seating around the table. On the technology front, homeowners are increasingly purchasing smart lighting systems that they can operate from their phone or via voice command.