Home remodeling allows homeowners to be creative and show off their design aesthetic. Give your home a one-of-a-kind appeal by building your ideas around these popular remodeling trends and ideas:
1. Living Room
The way you design and plan your living room can make a huge difference in the presentation of your home because the living room is usually the default space for hospitality. Although most remodeling projects in the living room focus on windows, flooring and creating a focal point, current trends favor a modern and contemporary flair.
For example, digital fireplaces and gas-fed flame fireplaces are showing up in many living rooms because of their attention-catching ambiance. As design expert Brian Patrick Flynn explains, “Fireplaces provide far more than heat and a cozy place to curl up. They can fulfill architectural roles and become artistic accouterments.”
Homeowners are also investing in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and other built-in projects to promote a spacious, streamlined impression.
Because the kitchen is usually a busy place for food preparation, functionality and convenience are the two key considerations behind every remodeling project. Aside from smart and accessible appliances replacing traditional appliances, kitchen drawers and cabinets will be maximized for storage purposes.
“Smart homeowners are utilizing every inch of space when it comes to their kitchen cabinets. Don’t neglect the space above your cabinets, below your cabinets, between your cabinets or in those tight corners,” according to ImproveNet’s Jacob Hurwith.
Other functionality upgrades include installing a toe-kick drawer under your lower cabinets for personal convenience, adding containers or extra drawers above your upper cabinets for special culinary tools, and integrating a Lazy Susan in your corner cabinet for quick accessibility.
Designed to be more like elegant art décor than traditional tiles, three-dimensional tiles add a modern and contemporary flair to your bathroom, making a strong statement.
And for homeowners who are tired of cold tiles in the bathroom, designers suggest installing a heated floor. According to Green Building Specialist Joe LoConte, “an electric mat under the tile floor is the affordable heating method,” and can be accomplished for approximately $1,500.
4. Master bedroom
Finally, upgrading your master bathroom by expanding this space into a luxurious suite is an excellent way to increase the value of your home. According to HGTV, updating your master bathroom not only gives it a fresh look and feel, but it can also it can also bump your return on investment up by 40% to 85%.
Remodeling the room to integrate expanded closets and a reading corner will further improve suite appeal and make the master bedroom more versatile and upscale.
This guest post by Paul Kazlov, a green home remodeling enthusiast and industry pioneer for innovation in home renovation. Paul writes for Global Home Improvement and strives to educate people about green products. Follow him on Twitter at @PaulKazlov.
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