What Are 2017 Remodeling Trends?
Aside from the New Year’s resolutions you’ve set for yourself, you may have a goal to modernize your home in 2017. But what upgrades are the most popular this year? How can you get the biggest bang for your buck? Get inspired with these 2017 remodeling trends.
The kitchen is one of the most remodeled rooms in a single-family home. Open-concept kitchens have remained popular for several years because they help prevent the person cooking from feeling isolated. If you don’t have the budget or desire to knock down walls, you can keep everyone connected by installing an island with ample seating in the kitchen.
LED Under-Cabinet Accent Lights
While you can opt for a total kitchen makeover, something as simple as adding LED accent lights under the cabinets can make a huge difference. Your upper cabinets then appear to float, and you create useful task lighting for chopping vegetables and reading recipes.
Metal & Wood as Central Design Elements
For years, metal was reserved for accents and wood was used only as flooring. In 2017, these materials have become central design elements, especially in bathrooms and kitchens. Feel free to experiment with different types of metal and species of wood in flooring, walls, and furniture.
Technology is making life more convenient in surprising ways. From lights and window coverings you can control with your phone to refrigerators that tell you when the milk is low, the opportunities for smart upgrades are limitless.
Tub and shower combinations are no longer stylish. Instead, modern bathrooms feature stand-alone showers with sprays, jets, and a bench to sit on for a more luxurious showering experience.
Livable Basements & Attics
To make the most of their home’s square footage, more people are opting to design basements and attics with livable space. Whether used as guest rooms, apartments to rent out, children’s play rooms, or hobby spaces, basements and attics clearly have a lot of potential!
As the older generation reaches retirement age, they have the option to move into an assisted living facility. However, more baby boomers want to age in place these days, which is possible with universal design. Bathroom grab bars, wider doorways, ramps, easy-to-grip cabinet pulls, and other renovations make it safer and easier to continue living at home.
Contact the Wentworth team to learn more about 2017 remodeling trends or to get your home renovation project started!