What’s Wowing Now
Much like fashion trends, home remodeling trends are constantly changing, which means that the bathroom tile you so eagerly installed when you originally built your home could now be outdated and even bring down your resale value. If you haven’t been doing your research, it’s easy to get swept up in the current remodeling trends without considering how they’ll play out in the long run, which could ultimately backfire on you. Your best bet in knowing which of the latest design trends will be more than just a passing fancy will be to consult with a home remodeling contractor or custom home builder who not only knows the current home renovation trends, but who can offer you advice on which of these remodeling trends are actually worthy of investment.
That said, if you’re considering a home renovation project of your own, there are still some great remodeling trends to consider. So just what’s trending for 2016? Here are a few that might end up on your watch list:
• Color-blocked kitchens: Kitchen cabinets don’t have to stick to one color palette anymore. Many homeowners are opting for a two-tone look, using one color of kitchen cabinets in the perimeter of the room while using a contrasting color as a center island. Another trend to try is using contrasting shades in upper and lower cabinets.
• Island living: Kitchen islands have been getting more and more attention, so they’re definitely more than a faze when it comes to remodeling trends. They’re the perfect way to add storage; but by installing sinks and even appliances to the island, you’ve amped up the functionality of this particular architectural element.
• Feature walls: Adding a bold feature wall is a great way to add impact without overwhelming a space. Using a reclaimed or raw material on the wall like wooden boards or brick creates a custom look that everyone craves, and it’s a great way to blend design trends to combine rustic with modern or masculinity with romance.
• Fireplaces: Even in warmer climates, fireplaces and fire features are staking a claim in today’s hottest remodeling trends. There are a wide variety of materials to use that will set off the space including brick, tiles, stonework, and even wood; and if you’re not keen on the smell of wood smoke, electric and gas options will warm your heart.
Don’t let your home fall out of trend! Give the experts at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., a call today!