Are you thinking about tackling that long overdue bathroom or kitchen remodeling project that your home has been begging for over the last few years? Maybe, 2015 is the year to make that happen. You may know exactly what you’re looking to do; you may be completely clueless about what will work for your space. If you are one of those people that like to stick with the trends, the following is taken from a recently published list of 2015’s most popular remodeling trends for the year. If you like to do your own thing and create a unique space of your own, the list might give you a starting point for creating a one-of-a-kind look you can enjoy for years to come.
1. The ¾ Bathroom Is Making a Comeback
Although it may seem essential to have a bathtub in your newly remodeled bathroom, more and more people are seeing the space-saving benefits of upgrading the room and leaving the bathtub out. Bathtubs can be bulky, and can take up valuable space in a small bathroom. But, incorporating a master shower into your bathroom can save you space and allow for a beautiful, modern, and relaxing feel to your room. Leaving out a bathtub and installing only the shower also allows for long-term accessibility as users age.
2. The Classic Freestanding Tub
For those opting to keep the bathtub included in their remodel, another popular choice is to install a classic claw foot or freestanding basin tub. Foregoing the inclusion of an enclosed bath/shower combo can help open up a cramped bathroom and allow you to optimize your use of wall space surrounding your tub.
3. Tile Must-Haves Throughout the Kitchen and Bathroom
Tile throughout the bathroom is no longer an option meant only for those upscale bathroom remodels. Although it is a more costly way to cover those floors, more and more people are finding ways to work tile into their bathroom remodel budget, aiming to create a more “natural” look in the space. In 2015, trending tile designs will include clean lines with large tiles lining the floors and walls, in lieu of mixed tiles laid in intricate designs.
In kitchen spaces, tile is a must have to cover floors. Tile available in a wood-grain provides the appearance of hardwood flooring without the maintenance and work that the latter would require. And, radiant-heat flooring underneath tile is becoming more common among everyday homeowners, and is not just a luxury for the wealthy. Tile provides homeowners the beauty, durability, and return-on-investment (ROI) that they are looking to get with this year’s remodels.
4. Gray isn’t a Drab color anymore
In the past, gray was viewed as a boring, taboo color to cover walls with. But, today’s design trends have gray as the new neutral. The color gray is perfect for any room of the house, giving each space a modern look that allows for almost any accent color(s) to provide some pop and creativity. Use it in your bathroom, kitchen, or both, and give your space a canvas for expressing your style in a variety of designs, patterns, and accent colors.
5. Stainless-steel is the way to go
Stainless steel kitchen appliances have been popular for a few years now, and 2015 kitchen trends show that they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Stainless steel is versatile, and the appearance will compliment any colors, designs, and patterns you have in store for your kitchen cabinets, walls, and floors.
6. Splurging for added beauty is allowed
With the economy steadily improving over the last couple of years, consumers finally are ready to spend a little bit extra for those bonus touches to their kitchen and bath remodels. So far, 62% of contractors polled replied that their clients are so far spending $1000 to $10,000 more on their remodels in 2015 than those from past years, based on their respective regions.
No matter what your remodeling choices will include this year, you can be sure that any added changes you make, no matter how large or small, can give your home the added beauty and vigor that you’ve been looking for.
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