When it comes time to sell your house, chances are, you’re not looking forward to tackling any remodeling projects required to increase the value of your house before you put it on the market. Maybe you’re selling to upgrade, maybe you need less space now that your kids have gone off to start their own lives, or maybe you just need a fresh start. Either way, when it comes to remodeling your home to sell it, you’re looking for big return on small efforts.
Of course, there are many ways to spruce up your house before you sell it: build a new deck, put on new siding, replace your window treatments, etc. But, two of the most common rooms for any *more bang for your buck* home remodeling project are the kitchen and bathroom.
As it always seems to go, 2017 snuck up on us in a flash and with it, design trends came and went. Some of which we were happy to see go, and some we wish stuck around. Either way, 2018 is looking like it will bring us a few new and exciting design trends to work with. We’ve searched high and low to find out what the top design trend specialists are saying we have in store for us in the coming year, and we have to say, we like what we see!
Although trends come and go, the accent wall has been extremely popular in the design and decorating industries for decades. Their undeniable flexibility and stylishness can turn even the blandest room into a beauty. With unlimited paint color options, and the ever growing list of other surfaces and materials available, the accent wall is alive and well. Here's a few tips and tricks to getting the most out of your design.
Wood-look tile hit the market over a decade ago and as the wood-look remains popular, the desire for a low-maintenance, long lasting, easy-to-clean, surface does as well. The good news is; wood plank tile has come a long way over the years. If you want the wood look, with the durability of a tile, you’ll find your perfect match in wood plank porcelain tile.
Although the softness and warmth of real wood can feel amazing at your fingertips or under your toes, often, it makes more sense to use a wood tile instead. Because tile is completely waterproof and scratch resistant, it is a smart option for your new floors and walls, especially if you own animals or have children. Tile is resistant to the damage of heavy traffic, and the exposure to humidity and water, making it last longer.
The ideal bathroom is a wonderful place to relax after work or recharge for the day ahead. Accordingly, today’s designers are moving towards a soothing, natural, and elegantly simplistic look. Gone are the days of aggressive Tuscan red and Provincial, which tend to overwhelm the bathroom; cool neutrals in various shades of grey are trending instead. Whereas it was once popular to have warm base colors with cooler accents, customers now are moving towards cool base tones with pops of warm toned ornamentation throughout the room. However, these variations will be subtle, as befits a place of tranquility. Right now, homeowners are seeking understatement.
Remodeling your kitchen is an exciting project and once you’ve decided that it’s time to update, there are a lot of things to consider. On the surface, you may be thinking about style, material, and color. But, these days we find that our clients are also considering changes in their family dynamics, blending family spaces with workspaces, environmental and technological impacts, and the best use of space.