Now is the time to start thinking about the home remodeling projects you want to accomplish in 2017. As with every year, this year is bound to introduce new home improvement trends and technology. Have you thought about which ideas would make the most sense for your home and family?
Every year, millions of homeowners invest in their homes to meet existing needs, lifestyle choices, and design aspirations. In today’s post, Liston Design Build, your trusted contractor for home remodeling in St. Louis, MO, shares four of the latest on-trend features to consider.
1. Smart Upgrades:. We’ve been watching the smart home trend build for several years now, and it seems to be reaching critical mass. In 2017, 33 percent of homes are expected to have at least one connected device, and the household penetration should top 60 percent by 2021. Convenience, accessibility, and comfort are top priorities when considering a home remodel. Home security systems and security cameras are among the most desired smart tech features to consider, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ 2017 Home Buyer Preferences report. Many homeowners are now placing smart cameras in their homes and beside entry doors to monitor home activities while they’re away. Connected appliances are starting to resonate, partly thanks to voice-activation technology from the likes of digital voice assistants Amazon Echo and Google Home. Technology is here to stay …. Embrace it and make your life easier!
2. Matte Finishes: Polished granite, sparkling chrome, and gleaming sleek stainless have been the favorite finishes for years, if not decades. But the pendulum is swinging in a big way toward matte finishes. Black stainless steel appliances are all the rage in appliances – a new twist to stainless steel. In countertops, honed finishes are becoming more popular than the polished surfaces. The matte finishes give your home a comfortable, but sophisticated look. Plumbing manufacturers are also on board offering new matte finishes in black and brass. If you’re looking to tackle kitchen remodeling in St. Louis, MO, this year, consider incorporating matte colors into your design, Let our Design Team help you put together all these new and exciting finishes!!
3. Copper Accents: When it comes to metals, copper is in along with burnished brass – both warm reflective metal that brings warmth and elegance to the home. What about a copper hood in your kitchen? Or large focal point lighting? With the modern farmhouse design trends, metal finishes work well with distressed wood and natural elements that are prevalent in the design world. Mixing metals and finishes will give your home a timeless, custom design. How will you incorporate this design trend in your home?
4. Aging in Place: With our aging population, when remodeling a home our clients are designing remodeled spaces that will enable them to stay in their home as long as possible. This is most evident in bath remodeling in St. Louis, MO. On this “wish” list are comfort height toilets, adult height vanities, zero entry showers with bench seating, shower heads on a glide bar, and even grab bars. Plumbing manufacturers are designing grab bars that complement the plumbing faucets almost looking like a decorative towel bar rather than a grab bar. With assistance from our Design Team, we can offer suggestions how to make these improvements without sacrificing the overall look of the new space. You’re your newly remodeled bath or kitchen can still be gorgeous!
These are just a few ideas to give you inspiration for your home remodeling projects this year. To help you decide which direction to go in your home, get in touch with Liston Design Build today. Our design specialists will be ready to recommend the most ideal finishes and products based on your needs.
Simply give us a call at (636) 940-9417 or complete our form, and we’ll be happy to schedule you for a FREE consultation.