Even if you love your home, it’s normal to want to make a change from time to time. Sometimes these changes are simple—a different color paint, or maybe a new couch. However, sometimes these changes require a bit more work.
If you are ready to make a big change to your home, you should consider investing in a remodeling project. These projects may cost more than a bucket of paint, but they also provide a big return on your investment. Below are 10 remodeling trends to look out for in 2017.
1. Minimalist Design
We don’t just mean minimalist in appearance—the goal is to remodel your home to become minimalist in maintenance as well. In the kitchen and bathroom, this might mean switching to easy-to-clean countertops like quartz, or fingerprint-resistant stainless steel in the kitchen. And throughout the home, you could switch to flooring that is uniform in color and helps hide dirt.
2. Outdoor Living Spaces
Since we are in California, this is a big trend every year. Residents are embracing everything from outdoor kitchens to outdoor living rooms to outdoor showers. Why not embrace the weather and make your outdoor space as incredible as the inside of your home?
3. Restaurant-Grade Kitchens
Thanks to Food Network, Tasty, and Pinterest, many homeowners fancy themselves to be home chefs. As such, they want fully equipped kitchens that make it easy for them to cook everything from simple meals to massive feasts. Restaurant-grade appliances, storage, and fixtures make that easy.
4. Smart Homes
Embracing technology has been a trend for the last decade, and it won’t be stopping any time soon. Eventually, smart homes will be the standard, not the exception. But making your home smart requires a certain amount of remodeling if you want to do it right. In terms of adding value to your home, this is a good remodel to take on.
5. Maximum Storage
While we love minimalist design, few of us find it easy to embrace minimalist lifestyles. And that means we need quality storage solutions to keep everything tucked away. This is a problem that can be addressed with simple remodels that add storage space to the various rooms of your home.
6. Classic White Bathrooms
White makes everything feel clean and fresh, and as such, it is well suited to bathroom design. It can make a small space feel bigger, a dark space feel brighter, and can help your bathroom become a place of refuge, not just a utilitarian room. Classic white is back again, but don’t think this means boring; accent colors and textures can easily be incorporated.
7. Three-Dimensional Tile
Speaking of textures, three-dimensional tile is a big trend right now. These tiles feature raised elements that add depth to the look of a given room. While these are not suited to floors, for obvious reasons, they do make captivating wall accents that are sure to impress both guests and potential buyers.
8. Luxury Bathrooms
Even if your bathroom is small, you can make it feel luxurious. Think spa showers, sound systems, and top-of-the-line features. This is a remodel that will change the way you experience your home while adding significant value, so whether you are looking to stay or sell, it is well worth the investment.
9. Fire Features
Yes, it only gets cold enough to need them during the winter, but SoCal residents love them all the same. You can add fire features most anywhere, from the typical living room to the bathroom. Your outdoor space is also a great spot for a fire feature, such as a fire pit, to ensure that you can enjoy your time outside no matter the temperature.
10. Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets
Can’t quite decide between two finishes you love for your kitchen cabinets? You don’t have to. A big trend in kitchen design is to use two colors for kitchen cabinets—one on the bottom and one on the top. In general, you go darker on the bottom and lighter on the top, using the cabinets and backsplash to transition between the two colors.
Complete Your Remodel with Hill Construction
Hill Construction has been the go-to company for home remodels in Southern California since 1977. As such, we have seen plenty of design trends come and go, and we have a good feel for what trends are trends that will last. If you are looking for a construction company to assist with your remodel, there is no better choice.