Thursday, August 20, 2015

Remodeling: What's Hot and What's Not in 2015

While the mercury is rising are you ready to give your house a makeover from not to hot?  Take a look at all the must-haves in remodeling and interior design for this summer.

What's Sizzling in the Kitchen?

Open floor plans are a new must.  Kitchens and living rooms are the central hub of the home. 

Closed off kitchens make your house look small and restricted. Your guests don't an to pause the conversation because you have to go check on the food.  With an open kitchen plan, you can just continue the conversation with ease. Besides, opening up the kitchen to the family room or living room will nearly double the size, at least by the looks of it!

Wood cabinets are great for an earthy feel.  Even driftwood is becoming a popular accent this year. Cherry wood and oak seem to take preference among people, and combinations of complementary woods and wood stains are increasing in popularity. Not an outdoorsy person?  No problem. Minimalistic white cabinets are a neutral and modern way to go.  And with white cabinets, you have room to choose bold hardware and accents to compliment them.

Speaking of accents, metal seems to be taking the lead.  Choose from bronze, nickel, chrome, copper or brass.  From backsplashes and hanging fixtures, to faucets and towel racks; metal finishes are perfect for warming your kitchen and giving it an inviting glow. 

Get Steamy in the Bathroom

Unwind from all the tech and chaos, and take a blast to the past in a freestanding tub.  Go with a vintage, old-fashioned look or even a modern, sculptural design. Either way, these tubs will give your bathroom a luxurious feel and will set the mood for relaxation. 

In front of every beautiful woman stands her vanity. Who wouldn't love a custom vanity, made just for them and featuring all the necessities and must-haves. Designs are totally up to you, whether you want a sleek, contemporary look or an old-school look.  Create the storage space you need and you can finally clear off the clutter from the bathroom counter.  

A major trend this year seems to be taking the outdoors and putting it indoors. There are many options to do this in your bathroom.  Create a serene bathroom by using woods and earthy materials like stones and marble.  If you're feeling bold, add actual plants, either hanging or potted plants or cascading creepers. 

Light it All Up

Chandeliers are in high demand this year.  Big, bold and bright is the way to go.  You want to pick a fixture that's abstract, modern or dramatic.  

With statement chandeliers, they'll add aesthetic to your home, even bathrooms and kitchens.  It's no longer about the lighting; it's all about the art. 

LED lighting has become a top trend, because they're practical and affordable. Bathroom, kitchen and even outdoors LED lightning is especially in strong demand. With colored LED lighting, you can transform any room into a much cooler room. How cool would it be to have your bathroom vanity glow blue or purple or every color of the rainbow? Colored LED lighting can add your favorite colors to any room in the house for an instant mood setter. 

You can never go wrong with a fireplace. 

Fireplaces are the centerpiece of the living room and most agree that fire provides warmth, romance and togetherness.  Transform a dusty, rusty fireplace into something chic and deck out the mantle with modern art and home accessories that capture the eye. 

Other Hot Styles

Color is key to setting the personality and environment of your home. Whether you want earthy tones, or a coastal vibe, picking the right colors for your home is crucial.  Some current trends are corals, to brighten up the home, or dark blues to add richness and drama to your home.  

More space, more comfort.  Sectional sofas are making a comeback.  It doesn't matter if you're a small family that doesn't have company over often.  After all, who doesn't love lounging on a huge couch after a long day?

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