Design trends change every year, giving you new opportunities to redecorate your home and put your own twist on common themes. If you’re looking to remodel your house in the near future, these kitchen and bathroom remodeling trends for 2016 will give you a great foundation to build on. Use them for inspiration during your next remodeling adventure.
Stone Countertops (You Don’t Have to Spend a Fortune!)
Stone countertops are extremely popular in kitchens and bathrooms, but natural stone can be quite pricey to install. Luckily, you can get the same look for your home without having to pay the hefty cost of stone countertop installation. With countertop refinishing, you will still get the visual appeal of granite or marble without the need for demolition and costly materials. A special coating will be applied directly over your existing countertops, and you can save as much as 75% over the cost of new counters.
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Hardware has a big impact on the appearance of a kitchen or bathroom, and it doesn’t cost much to replace. You could upgrade your existing hardware to brushed nickel, bronze, copper, or any other color that you like. If you want to get even more creative, you can get decorative knobs from craft stores and select furniture stores to add a unique element to your room. You could also contact local thrift stores and antique dealers to see if they have any hardware in stock. Put your personal touch on your home, and you will have an instant conversation starter when people come to visit.
Storage and Organization
You may not consider storage as a home remodeling trend, but the fact is that homeowners and potential buyers are looking for better ways to declutter their countertops and store their belongings. Spend some time organizing your kitchen cabinets to better accommodate your current needs. You can add organizational devices inside the cabinets to provide better storage options across the board. Extra shelves, hooks on the sides, and plastic bins can all make a difference in the way you use your kitchen.
Energy Efficient Appliances
Energy efficient appliances are becoming increasingly more affordable. You no longer have to spend thousands of dollars just to get a nice refrigerator or stove. There are a variety of mid-grade options out now that look great and work well. This will lower your energy bills for the year, which will ultimately make up for the cost of a new appliance. If your existing appliances are old, worn out, or simply not working the way they are supposed to, this would be a great time to upgrade.
Ceramic and Glass Tile Accents
Ceramic and glass tile has become a popular design option for kitchens and bathrooms. Because these options are fairly expensive, most homeowners only use them for subtle accents. In kitchens, ceramic tile is mainly used for backsplashes, creating a subtle pop of color and flair behind the sink, stove, and countertops. In bathrooms, glass tile is used to create rows of accent tile in between more affordable solid-color tile. You get a high-end finish without the cost of completely decorating a bathroom or kitchen with ceramic and glass tiles.
Our kitchen and bathroom remodeling experts would love to help you plan your next design project! Give us a call at 877-717-8827 for more ideas.
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