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Remodeling Trends in 2018

January 1st, 2018 10:06 AM by Sam Kader

Timeless design is a bend of how your home looks, feels and functions (instead of trying to keep up with the latest trends).  As we move into 2018, here are some tips on commonly remodeled parts of the house: the kitchen and the bathroom as predicted by Houzz:

Countertops: It appears that Quartz might be the new favorites replacing granite due to its fresh look and numerous finish options.

Sinks: While porcelain will continue to be popular in bathrooms, there is a strong movement towards stone sinks in bathrooms. In the kitchen, stainless sinks appear to be on their way out. Expect to see more kitchen sinks made of stone, concrete and even copper. There will be more concrete, stone, copper and granite composite sinks in darker hues of gray, bronze or black. It brings back a feeling of simpler times that can be calming in a home environment.

Different colored kitchen cabinets: The trend is toward having upper cabinets in one color with lower cabinets in a contracting or complementary color (often tied together with the backsplash).  

Tile: White subway tiles appears to be headed underground but tiles with intriguing designs, colors and patterns are in.

Kitchen Lighting: Kitchen lighting choices will vary depending on the style of kitchen. However, vintage style pendant light seems to be increasingly popular. Vintage light fixtures such as sconces, lanterns, pendants and chandeliers are making a come back as a crafty home do-it-yourselfers outfit retro fixtures with new technology.

More color in kitchens. Although white will always be a classic color for kitchen design, homeowners are shying away from bland hues and injecting rich colors such as warm wood tones - mahogany and neutrals - grays and blues.

Rich colors throughout the home. Warm grays paired with camel, rust, tobacco and brown-blacks as well as earthy reds and yellows are expected to edge out cooler neutrals in the coming year. These colors are rich, moody and work well in home environments where you want a soothing diverse mix of colors and textures.

Trough or bucket sinks. Deep, wide and durable trough and bucket sinks will continue to be popular in the new year. These long, narrow and low-maintenance sinks can help create a rustic aesthetic and maximize minimal space.

Casual and calm modern bedrooms. Instead of bold and busy colors, soothing, neutral color palettes are expected to reign supreme along with soft fabrics and simple furniture pieces.

Wallpaper-like backsplash. Consider contemporary tiles that look like wood, concrete, resin, fabric or even wallpaper.

Concrete accents and Millwork feature walls and detailing.

Posted in:Remodeling and tagged: Remodeling
Posted by Sam Kader on January 1st, 2018 10:06 AM


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