What’s Hot in Remodeling in 2016?
Looking for inspiration for your next remodel?
Here are some of the top trends we’re anticipating this year.
Bold Accent Walls
Move over paint and wallpaper. The new way to pop an accent wall in any room is with tile or stone. Partial horizontal backsplashes will continue to be replaced by full walls of tile in the kitchen and bath. Full wall fireplace surrounds – in stone, masonry or tile – will run floor to ceiling.
Colors of the Year
Pantone announced its two-color winner for 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity, a pale pink and periwinkle blue combo that are stirring much debate. To get a sense of these colors, think of the pink and blue plastic pegs you add to your car in the classic board game Life.
Homeowners will continue to embrace open floor plans in 2016, and the kitchen will remain the primary anchor of these spaces. This can mean building an addition or expanding the existing footprint of your house, or this can be done by making use of existing square footage by opening up walls and designing more functional layouts to create a larger common gathering place and living area.
Space for Aging Parents
More and more homeowners want to care for elderly parents at home rather than send them to costly care-giving facilities. The projects range from wheelchair accessibility and safety upgrades, to building private mother-in-law suites.