Starting a renovation in your home, whether big or small, can be tedious and overwhelming. But ultimately, if the result is what you envision, it makes it all worth it in the end. If you’re in the process of selecting a few potential additions for your home, here are the top trends of 2016 in home renovation trends for you to consider.
Who doesn’t love low-maintenance designs? Especially with the increasing amount of Millennials entering the housing market, the idea of turning towards a renovation project becomes only worth it when the result is low maintenance. And who blames them?
For this reason you can find an increasing amount of homeowners this year leaning towards quartz countertops. Rather than invest in granite or marble, you can have the stunning aesthetic properties in an easy-to-maintain quartz.
In addition, major brands are revamping their stainless steel appliances to get on board. Enter black finger-resistant stainless steel appliances. You get added warmth, along with an easy to clean design without all of those pesky fingerprints.
Restaurant Features in the Comfort of Home
From smoked meats, to those fire roasted pizzas – restaurant cooking trends are increasingly finding their way into the hearts and homes of many. The Smoker Cabinet from Kalamazoo is not your average barrel smoker. This beauty is a prize work of art that consists of a gravity-feed charcoal design, along with an insulated box that maintains peak temperature for those perfectly smoked ribs. But it will set you back about $10,000. But for some, you simply can’t put a price on smoked meat.
Enter Virtual Reality
Planning a design or remodel throughout your home can be unnerving, especially if it’s a big project you have planned. Well thanks to the wonderful world of technology, you can virtually eliminate any doubt and uncertainty. Programs such as Lowe’s Holoroom, is a prime example of how the benefits of virtual reality are making life easier. So you can take the guessing out of a renovation by seeing the virtual reality of it first.
Return to Formal Dining
Do you use your dining room as a home office? Be honest – has it basically turned into a storage area? In modern living, the dining room has fallen in importance with families choosing to eat in the living room or at an eat-in kitchen nook, if they eat together at all. For many people, dinner parties aren’t even a thought – until now.
This year is all about the return of the dining room. These rooms are formal yet warm, classic yet modern. It doesn’t matter if you’re eating filet mignon or Kraft dinner, dining alone or with a party of twenty – everything looks better, feels better, and tastes better in the comfort of a dining room designed around its intended purpose.
Energy and Water Efficiency
There’s no doubt that there’s an increasing trend growing for environmentally conscious, and sustainable home products and appliances being incorporated into designs. That’s why you can continue to see growing popularity in energy and water efficient appliances. From smart water heaters to Energy Star approval, they not only help the environment, they can also save you money in the long run.
So whether it’s a simple upgrade, or you have a vision for redesigning your entire kitchen space, you’ll now be well informed about the hottest trends entering homes this year.
Lucas Contracting offers a wide suite of home renovation services to homeowners in the Ottawa area, including Nepean, Kanata, Barrhaven, Orleans, and Gatineau. Our interior renovation services include kitchen, bathroom, flooring, basement, framing, drywall, and open concept designs.