Following remodeling trends can be a bit of a roller coaster for the average homeowner, due to the amount of information, and the fact that tastes change so quickly. Contractors frequently look to trends to help clients make decisions on the kinds of changes they want to make. Homeowners who are looking for a little inspiration know that finding current trends is the best way to start.
Here are a few trends which are expected to be big this year.
- More tech. You can’t go wrong by taking advantage of the increasing availability of high-tech products made for the home. Homeowners are snapping up products that allow them to monitor their homes, and to control everything from the lights to the ovens. Voice-activated assistants are a relatively new entry, but they are expected to show a lot of growth in demand for 2017.
- This material has always been considered timeless, but it is getting renewed interest from homeowners and contractors alike. For a bolder look, more people are choosing to combine it with metal or wood.
- Hidden storage. In an effort to free up usable space, and in keeping with demand for open space layouts, more people are opting for hidden storage. This can be incorporated into walls in almost any room. Double duty furniture provides the same function.
- Laundry rooms. These are a fixture in almost every home, but they will be getting special attention over the next few years. It will no longer be a simple space for a washer and dryer. Rather, it will be better lit with improved storage features.
- Cerused wood. Wood is as popular as ever, and this technique is used to bring out more of its natural grain for a more stunning visual impact.
- Nature themed bathrooms. Natural stone, rain shower heads and the right color pallets contribute to an outdoor feel in bathrooms that make them more relaxing.
Current trends can help with decision making, but so can knowledge of trends that are showing signs of fading. Here are a few trends that are currently on the way out.
- Large furniture. Adequate space is always important, and large furniture pieces can cramp your style. They are generally unsuitable for anyone desiring an open layout.
- Period design. Antique pieces will always have some appeal, but fewer people will be designing entire rooms with decades old themes. Blending old and new is expected to be the ongoing trend.
- Shiny metals. Shiny, brushed metals provide a sleek look, but for some people there are too passive and almost clinical. Matte finishes are seen to be the better choice for adding more warmth to the kitchen.
Despite the changing trends, remodeling your home should not create confusion. Take it one room at a time, and remember that you don’t have to follow the trends to the letter. They’re better used as a baseline so you can customize them to match your individuality. We’ve helped many homeowners in the Decatur area implement popular trends throughout the years. Call us at 404-378-6962 to discuss remodeling trends for your home and how we can help make your home amazing.