If you've been tossing around the idea of remodeling your home, no time is better than the present. Today's incredibly attractive interest rates make it more affordable to finance a renovation, and the upward trend of real estate values throughout the country make investing in your home a smart decision.
Bathrooms are getting a welcomed facelift.
While the kitchen has always been a priority for homeowners wanting to give their home a fresh, new look, bathroom updates will get the spotlight in 2015. This means everything from the color scheme of the room and accent tiles to the choice of sinks. Something else to be noted about bathroom renovation trends in 2015 is the focus on the bathtub. Large, free-standing soaker tubs are all the rage this year, even more-so than the glass-encased showers of prior years. However, there is no reason to discount the shower completely though. Large, walk-in showers that feature solid walls to enclose the space are very desirable.
Healthy, green-friendly kitchens.
Home remodeling for health reasons is a trend that is on the horizon, especially where the kitchen is concerned. Today's educated homeowner wants to make changes to materials used within the home--whether it's no-formaldehyde cabinetry or non-offgassing finishes--to enhance their home environments.
This often goes hand-in-hand with green-friendly kitchen design, where economically friendly materials such as bamboo and recycled glass find their way into the kitchen. Recycling stations are now frequently built into cabinetry to easily wheel out whenever needed. Convection cooking is also on the rise as it offers the ability to cook food 25 percent faster and uses considerably less energy than traditional cooking sources.
Universal design is on the rise.
Property owners today want a home that they can grow old in. For example, in homes that currently feature a second-floor master bedroom, a popular trend in 2015 has been to create a first-floor master bedroom retreat that is convenient to the main floor living space.
This concept is referred to as universal design, which makes a space usable by all people to the greatest extent possible. Characteristics of universal design include no-step entry, one-story living, wider doorways, and wider hallways.
Open entertaining space.
Whether you enjoy entertaining a crowd or simply want to be able to keep tabs on your children from the kitchen, an open-concept kitchen and keeping room is a desirable feature for homeowners. For those that have young children, extending the kitchen with a keeping room space provides an area for kids to keep their toys, study, and play. Since a keeping room is typically not as large as a family room, this type of addition can be more budget friendly while still providing additional square footage.
As you can see, several of these home remodeling trends have been existent in years past and are still very desirable by homeowners today. Embrace these top design trends of 2015 to give your own home a new, up-to-date look that could also be very appealing to prospective homebuyers down the road. If you're currently considering a renovation for your home, please feel free to contact us to walk through some ideas that will help your home grow with your lifestyle.