Remodeling is an exciting process. From small updates to large-scale changes, adding to your living space can increase your home’s value and give you and your family more space to enjoy. When it comes to remodeling, there are many options to choose from, and it can be difficult to know where to begin. If you are considering making some changes to your living and are looking for inspiration, here are a few current trends and styles to consider adding to your home.
Smart Storage and Increased Square Footage
Home prices are on the rise, which means square footage is more valuable than ever. Many homeowners are looking for ways to maximize their footage and storage space when remodeling, so they can get the most use out of their space.
Implementing creative storage solutions and building hidden workstations within the kitchen are great ways to maximize your minimal space. From building up rather than out on an existing property, to adding additional storage and functionality to kitchens and basements, there are many ways to add to both your homes aesthetics and functionality when planning your remodel.
Sustainable Materials and Energy Efficiency
Seattle is known for being an earth-conscious city and as such, using sustainable building materials and opting for LED’s and other energy efficient options is a rising trend. These sustainable homes range from maximizing draining systems to use rainwater to hydrate plants to simply choosing LED light fixtures throughout homes. Opting for increasing natural light within your house is another sustainable option to explore that will both light up your home and help reduce your electrical bill.
Top Notch Flooring
Putting a bit more attention into floors is a trend among homeowners across the country. This includes elegant hardwood floors and quality tile made to last and stay cleaner longer. In colder areas, many households are also opting for heated flooring systems to add a little extra warmth in their homes during the winter months. Many current trends in flooring design include:
- Bigger plank widths
- Large, format tiles
- Broader color and finish options such as graphic tile
Finishes with Flair
No home remodel is complete without the finishing touches. Black, stainless steel finishes are on the rise, and many homeowners are opting for darker colors rather than light. Darker colors aren’t only popular because of their elegant look and sleek style, but they also appeal to many homeowners with children as they have a smudge-resistant, finger-proof finish.
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