Kitchens and bathrooms are probably the most functional areas of any home. Keeping up with the remodeling trends for these important rooms will give any construction company an edge over its competitors. Here are a few of the kitchen and bath remodeling trends that are driving current home renovation.
- Simplicity of design: A lot of work is done in kitchens, and a simple, clean design makes it easier to accomplish the cooking and cleaning required in this room. Roomy countertops, flat cabinets, and easily accessible shelves are among the features that make these types of kitchens attractive.
- Wood: Wood is returning as an appealing design feature in both kitchens and baths. Wood cabinets, especially those made of dark wood or specialty woods, are being used in both kitchens and bathrooms. Newer processes that make wood sturdier and more resistant to the effects of moisture and heat allow wood to be used as an attractive wall covering in bathrooms.
- Universal design: Design that favors the needs of aging residents is now and will continue to be a popular trend in kitchen and bath remodeling. As the generation of baby boomers continues to age, many will want to stay in their homes, which is known as aging in place. Kitchens and baths will need to be remodeled to accommodate physical restrictions such as limited mobility and reduced eyesight. Remodeling to accommodate wheelchairs is also likely to become more common.
- Tranquil design: Both kitchens and bathrooms can be busy places, so a recent trend is designing these areas to be as tranquil and calming as possible. This is especially true in bathrooms where some time in a soothing bath can be restorative. Simple designs, muted colors, and practical placement of fixtures contribute to this trend.
- Open and roomy atmosphere: Open spaces are popular in kitchens and baths, created by freestanding tubs, floating vanities, strategically placed kitchen islands, and open shelving.
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