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Aug

Remodeling- Creative Directions

In our last blog we talked about the hottest kitchen appliances and trends in materials design. In this installment we wanted to get you percolating a bit with some general impressions on the direction and trends that our clients have expressed to us as they redesign their Homes for Life.

Make It Yours!
Take a look below at the different creative directions our clients have taken as they create their Homes For Life. And when you’re ready to start that Dream Remodel, we invite you to reach out to Glickman| Design Remodel Build. We’ve been helping homeowners, or new buyers, just like yourself in the DMV for over 40 years with creative design and premium quality construction.

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Ending Kitchen Segregation
Although there was a push at the onset of COVID to create more segregated floor plan design, the trend is now getting back to the wide open, seamless designs that were leading the way just a few years ago. Perhaps it’s a desire by homeowners to get-back to a state of normalcy or just to create a communal atmosphere in their home homes. Either way, the natural flow of the open kitchens is back.

Taking It Outside
Outdoor cooking continues to go upscale. Rather than just a simple patio barbecue grill, homeowners are adding backyard fire pits, pizza ovens, smokers, roasting spits, and those ginormous (and slightly scary) turkey fryers. Some outdoor gourmets go all-out to bring the entire kitchen outside, with such features as refrigerators, counters, sinks, and storage space for cooking equipment and dishes.

Going Eclectic
An exciting and creative approach to home renovation has been mixing and matching, particularly when it comes to the old and the new. Shiny glass and steel bathroom fixtures paired with a clawfoot tub, granite kitchen countertops next to an antique Welsh dresser. This trend even extends to building materials, as homes incorporate modern composites with recycled barn wood.

Saying Bye, Bye Bathtub
No, not to the bathtub, but to the tub-shower combo. Long the staple of the American bathroom, the tub shower combo is on the way out. There is a growing trend for the addition of the “soaking tub” and the walk-in shower.

Lightening Things Up
When it comes to flooring, dark woods are on their way out. Instead, light gray, white, and washed-wood finishes are gaining popularity, and many people are choosing to go with light-colored stone flooring or even using porcelain tiles for rooms other than kitchens and bathrooms.

Bold and Beautiful
Pastels are so over, and the stark industrial look is on its way out, too. Instead, the hot new decorating schemes call for lots of lively, bright colors – not just for accent pieces, but also for major pieces of furniture, appliances, even walls. Cobalt blue is popular right now, and orange is pretty hot as well.

Coloring It Green
Eco-friendly homes are not only trendy but also make good economic sense. Adding solar panels, geothermal pumps, and/or Energy Star appliances can not only result in lower energy bills but might even nab you a nifty tax break.

Staying Healthy
Today’s homeowners are increasingly putting some thought into their well-being, as well as that of the environment. “Wellness home” remodels include such elements as full-spectrum lighting, chemical-free water filtration, and air purification systems.

Accessible to All- Universal Design
Homeowners are, more and more, tending to plan for the future. Even if they and their families are still relatively young and fit, they still want to be prepared for any circumstances where someone may be struggling with limited mobility. With this in mind, home renovations are increasingly taking into account the need for accessibility features such as ramps used in place of outdoor staircases and motion-activated sinks and lighting features.