A kitchen remodel is the singular most cost-effective room remodel if you are planning to sell your home in the near future. It’s also a great investment if you are planning to stay for long term. The ROI is generally 100% and can be much more if you plan properly. The market is headed upward so a a full or partial kitchen remodel can help you sell your home faster and for a higher dollar amount while enjoying your home even if you aren’t selling. Here are some trends to consider for 2017.
Tuxedo kitchen is a term that reflects not just a black and white design. It references a multi-color block of cabinets and countertop colors. The style is can be very simple, usually with white or lighter color on the top cabinets and a darker color such as black or dark gray on the bottom of the kitchen.
Small accents can make or break this design. Using polished gold or silver for cabinet hardware and faucets can make your kitchen redesign pop! Consider consistent finish on top and bottom cabinets – example “matte finish”
We are seeing reclaimed wood and or wood paneling as a big trend for 2017. Today’s wood products are amazing and look like real or historic wood. Rich colors, textures, shades and stains are can really add character and feeling to your new kitchen renovation. It can be a great accent to any design – modern, country or whatever your design style.
While lighter colors seem to be the trend, weathered greys and brown can offer a rustic feel and mimic expensive reclaimed wood options. Warm tones offer comfort and make the kitchen a natural social gathering place. Using small amounts of wood to provide accents are the rule. Don’t over do it.
A big trend for this year is to hide appliances – of any size. Showing off a kitchen can be accomplished by building in or paneling. This can be expensive but the results are amazing. Cabinetry can easily hide large appliances and built in appliances like coffee makers, microwaves, etc.
If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen – consider hiding appliances. It gives the kitchen a clean and uncluttered and cozy look,
Subway tiles are still popular but starting to be replaced with unique and eclectic patterned tiles. Funky, creative, handmade tiles are abundant and the costs are coming down. There are so many options but the rule is to have fun and only pick tiles that you will enjoy looking at for the long term that tie your countertops and cabinetry together.
The world seems to be going crazy when it comes to automation but simple things like touchless or touch only faucets are pretty convenient affordable and they work great.