According to a report by the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard University, spending on renovations is expected to reach $327 billion dollars in 2017. If you’re planning a home remodeling project this year, Liston Design Build can help. Here are just a few of our team’s favorite trends for this coming year:

Home Remodeling Trends

Contrasting Kitchen Islands

Contrasting cabinets is a trend that we have been seeing for a few years now. Combining two cabinet finishes for the island and the nearby cabinets helps creates visual interest while bringing contrast and balance to the space. White painted cabinetry is still the preferred finish, especially when combined with gray tones. Navy is also a popular tone that is beginning to make a splash this year.

Satin Brass Metal Finishes

Instead of polished, shiny brass, satin brass will be in full swing this year. The brushed look of this finish is softer, more understated, and feels more luxurious than the shiny brass finishes popular in the 1980s. It is showcased as an accessory that can transform a cookie-cutter space into something that feels more extravagant and unique to the homeowner. Using a satin brass metal finish as an accent can bring your space to the next level.

Powder Baths With a “Wow” Factor

Homeowners are putting more emphasis on luxury using dramatic materials, lighting, and clever design elements that add flair to smaller spaces. An updated, fun powder room bath is always fun to show off to your guests.

Statement Free-Standing Tubs in a Master Suite

Gone are the oversized built-in tubs. A free-standing tub serves as an architectural focal point in a Master Bath, creating a sense of luxury and spa-like elegance while giving the bathroom a more open feel. This is a trend that continues to stay on course for bath remodeling projects.

Splurging on Laundry Rooms

Smarter storage and better function are increasingly important for homeowners. Installing cabinetry with additional folding countertops, cubbies, and statement lighting can make a drab place become warm and inviting, creating a space that you actually want to spend some time, even if it’s just to do your laundry.

Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor spaces can involve anything from a simple deck or patio installation to a complete outdoor kitchen with an entertainment area. As people travel, they find themselves using outdoor spaces more frequently and are wanting to experience the same comfort in their own backyard. Homeowners are increasingly looking for ways to open their living space to the outdoors for added enjoyment.

Many people want their homes to become their own personal sanctuaries. We are seeing more remodeling projects that incorporate luxury with unique design touches and amenities that they can enjoy from the comfort of their own home.

Whether you’re planning a bath, basement, or kitchen remodeling project, Liston Design Build is a name you can trust. We have years of experience creating better and more beautiful homes. We serve St. Louis, MO, and the nearby areas. Call us today at (636) 940-9417 to discuss how we can assist with your next home remodeling project.