Spring is an amazing time to plan a remodel of your home. The weather is warmer, which is conducive to drying cement and paint. Longer hours of daylight also give you more time for remodeling work. You can leave the windows open in case paint aromas linger and it is unlikely that your remodeling project will be interrupted by inclement weather.
Here are some looks that are hot this spring!
Open kitchen-family rooms are on trend in today’s home market. A large kitchen that opens up into a family room is highly desirable and also creates a welcoming, intimate space for you and your family. An island with a breakfast bar provides more prep area as well as a casual dining space in the kitchen. Bright, well-lit open spaces with sleek, clean-lines are great for resale value while also improving your enjoyment of your home! Natural-looking floors in the kitchen look amazing in bright spaces with hardwood becoming very popular choice for the kitchen! Talk with your contractor about how you can achieve this look in your kitchen!
Homeowners today are more likely to choose a house with a larger shower space. A shower space that is separate from a luxurious tub is very appealing if you have the room for it. Larger shower spaces can often accommodate a place to sit down, big round showerheads, and elaborate shelving. Bathroom floors are traditionally made of ceramic tile since it is waterproof, easy to repair or replace, and easy to keep clean. In areas with a lot of moisture, tile is a great choice. Ceramic tiles come in many styles and can be adapted to almost any décor, so talk to a flooring specialist about the look that may be right for your bathroom!
Grays have really been embraced in the past few years. Grays are often very versatile and take on the hues of other colors in the room. This spring has shown a shift towards bolder jewel-toned paints, ranging from emeralds and amethysts to opal-inspired neutrals. Gray is still very much on-trend and here to stay though so if you like the open, airiness look that a light neutral gray paint can lend to a room, it is a great choice.
Flooring has really evolved in recent times from a walking surface to a major design element of your space. With it has come so many choices, many advancements in technology, manufacturing, and design. Some new trends for 2018 include installing green flooring made from materials like bamboo or cork, natural-fiber carpeting, or reclaimed wood. Talk to a flooring specialist about how these may be a great choice for your home!
Hardwood floors are here to stay and for good reason, since their beauty and durability bring timelessness to your home. New trends in hardwood floors include using varying plank widths for a one of a kind look! Historically, this is how hardwood floors were installed wince builders were more thrifty and would use every part of the tree, leading to variability in plank widths.
Distressed wood flooring is also popular since they are eco-friendly since they use reclaimed wood materials as well as complements the style of both modern and farmhouse style homes.