Kitchen remodeling has always been one of the top home improvement projects property owners undertake. It is the kitchen that is most often updated because it is usually the most used room in the house–therefore, it receives a lot of wear and tear.
Often being the most dated room inside a home, with tile or linoleum left over from bygone decades and appliances that feature analog displays, it’s no wonder why homeowners choose to redo their kitchens. Energy-efficient appliances with nice rebates make the decision to upgrade easier, along with the promise of more storage and a bit more functionality.
This year promises many new things to consumers, from televisions that take voice commands to other high-tech gizmos, 2018 (into 2019) are the years many homeowners will give their old kitchen cabinets the heave-ho.
Why Remodeling is so Popular
Be it bathroom remodeling or big-time, floor to ceiling kitchen renovations, homeowners are staying put for longer periods of time. And it’s not just about the economy or the real estate market. It’s now easier than ever to do a kitchen renovation, whether making minor changes or a complete and total overhaul.
Growth in the home remodeling industry is expected to clock double-digit gains in the first half of of the year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity. —Forbes
Combine the convenience and the ubiquity of home improvement stores, specialty retailers and home makeover reality television programming and you’ve got the recipe for a serious increase in the number of homeowners who tackle remodeling projects. Wholesalers and retailers tap into this phenomenon, responding with sales and promotions to entice consumers.
Top Kitchen Remodeling Ideas
So, what are the hottest kitchen remodeling trends? Well, there are six stylish ideas that homeowners are choosing over all others. Some of them are a bit surprising, others are just a spin put on continuing trends from last year.
Without further adieu, here they are…
- Refacing kitchen cabinets. You want to change your kitchen cabinets, but don’t want to actually change your kitchen cabinets? Well, this is the solution for you. And the good news about this option is you can either swap out your cabinet doors one at a time or take them all down, give them a good sanding and repaint or stain. Whatever you choose to do, this is both inexpensive and doesn’t require a lot of elbow grease.
- Changing countertops. The great thing about changing countertops is there are so many options. Some homeowners go with marble or granite. Others spend less and choose quartz. And yet other property owners opt for concrete. But that’s not all, you can have your countertops covered–a makeover solution that makes wood or otherwise dull counters look like expensive marble or granite.
- Hardwood floors. Goodbye carpet. So-long stained grout tiles. Hardwood is in, in a big way. The largest barrier to hardwood has always been its cost and difficulty of installation. Well, that’s no longer the case. Engineered wood flooring has revolutionized the industry and has removed those barriers. Engineered wood flooring comes in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and grains–plus it’s inexpensive and simple to install.
- Sink upgrades. There’s certainly a lot of pop that can resonate from a new kitchen sink. People love deep sinks, whether they be one or two bowl varieties. And like engineered wood, there are a ton of choices for consumers. This low-cost, water saving change works wonders.
Two More Kitchen Remodeling Trends to Consider
- New appliances. It’s far more than just the look of stainless steel. When it comes to getting a great return on your investment, new appliances are it. Gone are the days when refrigerators and ovens only served a single purpose and had fixed elements. Now, they’re energy-efficient and have several functions. What’s more is manufacturer’s rebates and great no-interest financing deals.
- Mixing cabinet colors. Choices, choices. Black and white or bright colors? Homeowners are increasingly bucking past trends and foregoing convention. They’re painting or resurfacing cabinets in different colors–and you can too.
As you can see, there’s no end to what you can do with your kitchen. All you need is a concept and a plan.
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