It’s hard to believe 2016 is halfway over already! Seems like just yesterday we were shoveling snow and looking forward to temperatures in the sixties.
With half of the year under our belt, let’s take a look at some of the top 2016 remodeling trends so far. If you’re looking to renovate, you should stay aware of the best new things the industry has to offer.
Indoor Spaces and Outdoor Spaces Collide!
We love this 2016 remodeling trend that’s taken root in our area and the rest of the country. The idea is to blur the boundary between your indoor and outdoor spaces by incorporating outdoor fireplaces, kitchens, and even entertainment systems. Furthermore, the design should allow for residents to move seamlessly back and forth between inside and out.
Treating Pets Like Part of the Family.
We’re a nation of pet lovers, and our remodeling trends are starting to show it. This year’s big favorites have been pet bathing stations, dishes and beds built into the kitchen or family room, and convenient storage for food and treats. Some homeowners even go so far as to devote an entire room to their pets.
Low-Maintenance is the New Black.
This generation of home remodelers is saying no to high-maintenance. Think quartz countertops instead of granite or marble (since quartz doesn’t require nearly as much upkeep), appliances with fingerprint-resistant surfaces, and decks made from composite wood that doesn’t need staining. There’s no shame in making life easier, according to the 2016 remodeling trends!
Make Our Water Better.
We’ve all heard about water safety issues this year, and our worries are starting to seep into our remodeling trends. Filtering systems are becoming part of the architecture so homeowners can rest easy about the water they’re drinking and bathing in. Furthermore, smart appliances that conserve water continue to rise in popularity, saving homeowners on costs and possibly helping them out when tax season rolls around.
Bathrooms Are More Like Spas.
This remodeling trend started a few years ago, but it’s especially popular in 2016. Rather than purely functional, the bathroom is the place to put in features that pamper. Steam showers, walk-in stone showers, standalone tubs, custom vanities, and much more are all possible features. Just ask us about the possibilities!