Summertime is a truly inspiring time; after all of that spring cleaning, you may be ready for a big (or small) change! Here are the trends we’ve seen in homes in the Northern Virginia area, and from professionals in the home industry.
We’ve seen a lot of changes in how a kitchen is perceived this year. Not a whole lot of high end, matchy-match cabinetry, flooring, or even countertops here. Black Stainless Steel appliances are taking over the gleaming silver appliances look and give today’s kitchen a modern and sophisticated look without a perceived pretentiousness.
We’re also seeing cabinetry in a mix of colors and material. Lower and upper cabinets that complement one another give the kitchen a more eclectic feel. Countertops are moving away from granite to marble and other types of material.
When you enter a home, you want it to be warm, and inviting, right? Heated floors are being brought to the entryway to welcome guests and homeowners with a toasty floor. Perhaps this isn’t the kind of feeling you want over summer, but by making this change before the season is over, you’ll be prepared for the colder months!
Formal spaces are making a comeback, and we couldn’t be happier to see the whole family sitting at the dinner table once again. Converting these rooms into offices and media rooms seem to be a thing of the past, and we’re also seeing there is as much care being put in to the type of flooring as there is in to the type of furniture that goes into these rooms. Rich hardwood or luxury vinyl has taken center stage in this once little used room!
People have really caught on to the fact that the two most important rooms (and the two biggest investments you can make) are the bathroom and the kitchen. Using a statement mirror as opposed to a basic construction mirror, along with adding luxe rugs, even a fun chair brings a look of luxury at a low-end price tag to your bathroom. Fun tiles in interesting colors or shapes further enhance the concept.
Fireplaces are also experiencing a comeback. Gone are the days of covering these up or using them as anything other than what they were meant for. People are making this room the hub of the home and creating lovely frames for the fireplace, or adding warm flooring to tie the house together.
If you’re looking to make changes to your home, but aren’t sure where to start, or if you can fit it into your budget, make an appointment with one of our designers! We will help you pull together the look you want and do it within your budget as well!