More and more homeowners are starting home remodeling projects. And, with the desire to improve our homes comes some new and exciting trends.
1. Modern Kitchens
In 2014, kitchen remodeling will be the most common project, more than any other room in the house. And, they will follow a new trend.
Not so long ago, remodeled kitchens had a rustic feel. Now, modern is in, with white or gray cabinetry, simple countertops, glossy finishes and minimalist designs. Appliances are more likely to be blended into the design or hidden away from view entirely to give the kitchen a sleeker appearance.
2. Brass Accents
Brass has made a comeback this year. While brass is nothing new, it has gotten a facelift. Highly polished, bright brass hardware and lighting is gone; rustic, dull and hammered brass is in. The new looks will be incorporated into kitchen and bathroom hardware as well as lighting and door hardware throughout the house.
3. Updated Bathrooms
Bathroom remodeling is second to the kitchen. As far as style, vintage bathrooms with wainscoting and claw-foot tubs won’t be as popular as resort-style bathrooms that feature amenities such as large walk-in showers with multiple shower heads, heated floors or towel racks, and jetted bathtubs. For coloring and style, glass tiles will be a popular feature as well as neutral and cool colors like ash gray, light blue and off-white.
4. Vibrant Colors
While the kitchen may be getting the modern single-shade treatment, there are different idea for other rooms. Bright accent colors such as turquoise, yellow and orange that were popular in 2013 have a new twist; in 2014, they’ll be more of a focal point and even more vibrant with colors.
5. Sustainable Materials
Going green is nothing new, but sustainability is popular in remodels. Manufacturers, builders and homeowners are constantly getting greener and greener in the way they source materials and put up homes. As a result, Energy efficiency is becoming an assumption, not an add-on. Reuse existing cabinets with cabinet refacing and cabinet refinishing is a great way to go green.
For more information on kitchen remodeling, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.