Basic Kitchen Remodeling Trends

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While it definitely is true that the home renovating business took a downward spiral during the Great Recession, by 2014 it had rebounded and been at some of the highest levels that we have seen yet. Home remodeling is only expected to continue to grow well in to 2015 and beyond. Here are some of the basic kitchen remodeling trends that we saw in 2014 and should carry over into 2015 – you should also check out some local builders websites for more ideas:

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Modernizing Kitchens

– Remodeling custom kitchens are by far the most common project for remodeling homes. Last year, three out of every five homeowners who remodeled opted to remodel their homes as their primary project. As for current trends, much more modernized kitchens are in. If you want to keep up to date with style, avoid a rustic kitchen with a paint colors. Modern kitchens have flat and smooth countertops and realtors are famous for selling homes with a glossy finish, minimalist designs, and grey cabinets.

Brass Accents

– Don’t discount brass at all; it made a surprising but strong comeback in 2014 and is likely to continue on into 2015. Brass has been used for many years, but it’s evolved in 2014 to now be more polished and bright in comparison to the rustic and dull feel that it had before. New brass looks very nice in kitchens and bathrooms in particular, but doors throughout the house would also look good with brass.

Renovating Bathrooms

– Next to kitchens, master bathrooms are the most popular room in the house that homeowners choose to renovate. Just like the kitchens, bathrooms are being designed to look very modern. For example, stand up showers are becoming more popular and the bathtub is either put separate or isn’t included at all. In addition, the cabinets in new kitchens are almost always white with silver faucets. Glass tiles are also the preferred flooring in showers and in showers especially. While master bathrooms are being the most common bathrooms being renovated, guest bathrooms in the home are also being renovated in increasing numbers.

Going Green

Going green is also nothing new, but it’s also taken off in recent years. The number of homeowners who want their homes to be eco-friendly has been increasing steadily over the past few years, and now has become something very popular to do to the home. Renewable materials and brushed up furniture are fine examples of making ‘green’ homes.

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Bathroom Remodeling Trends

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It’s a new year and time to start fresh all over again. Have you given much thought to remodeling your home? There are some people who can never stop thinking about how they want to remodel their home, and then there are other people who set a New Year’s resolution and decide the time has come to fix up their house. For the beginning of this year, reports of remodeling trends have already begun to filter in.

Several recent studies have shown what the preferences are for remodeling bathrooms in 2014, and these same trends are likely to carry over into the new year. For one example, three out of every five homeowners who remodel choose to redo their master bathroom rather than any other bathroom in the house, and the reasons why they decided to renovate their master bathrooms was to make the bathroom more function and to upgrade the existing features within it.

Here are some of the trends for bathrooms remodeling:

– Getting Rid of Bathtubs: believe it or not, but the big bathtubs we traditionally see in bathrooms are going out of style. Last year, four out of ten homeowners who renovated opted not to include a bathtub in their bathroom.

– Use Frameless Glass: As far as showers are concerned, a majority of homeowners now prefer frameless glass over glass block.

– Make the Bathroom Be Bright: lighter and brighter colors are now in style, and allowing natural light to shine in through windows and skylights only adds to the effect.

– Multiple Showerheads: By a large margin, a majority of homeowners now prefer to have multiple showerheads in the showers at the same time. It certainly adds cost to the renovation process, but for style, it just might be worth it.

– Powder Rooms: powder rooms have become more popular as of late due to the number of accessories that can be added to them. Think hardwood floors, beautiful wallpaper, and fine looking cabinets.

– White Cabinets and Silver Faucets: If you want to stay in the trend of things, go with white colored cabinets, hands down. It’s the top choice among homeowners. In terms of faucets, go with silver faucets that are either polished chrome or brushed nickel. When thinking about renovating your cabinets and faucets, just think white and silver, and you’ll stay in the trend.