If you live in an old house, possibly your house must have looked the same way for so many years now—even decades. An old house holds a lot of potential risks such as the presence of mold and mildew that can affect your family’s health or the aesthetics may no longer be trendy.
There are so many reasons why you need to remodel your house and the two most important reasons are (1) to increase its market value and (2) to make your home a more comfortable place to live in. Home remodeling projects are a great way to check if parts of the house need to be fixed. Thus, before you take on any home remodeling projects, it is crucial that you inspect your house otherwise any remodeling projects will be put to waste and that is equivalent to money down the drain.
According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, 2018 will be the year for renovations as 2017 has experienced a growth of 6.3% of home renovations during the fourth quarter. This is attributed to the strengthening US economy as well as good equity gains. So, if you are a homeowner wanting to spruce up your home, then below are the home remodeling trends in 2018 that you need to watch out for.
A New Splash of Color
A new splash of color will be the new home remodeling trend of 2018. For this coming year, neutral colors like whites and grays will no longer be popular as many homeowners are gravitating towards saturated and rich colors in almost anything. These include not only walls and tiles but even cabinets, furniture, decorative trinkets, and household appliances. Many experts suggest homeowners create a nesting effect when deciding a color pallet that is comfortable and personalized. Gone are the days when homeowners can come into clean white houses. The year 2018 is the year for the vibrant color scheme.
Bringing Nature In
Incorporating greenery into the indoor design will be popular for 2018. In fact, Greenery was Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017 and this will be extended to 2018. If you are not up to coloring your walls green, then you can use houseplants to decorate your house. The thing is that houseplants will never go out of style and they are very cheap elements that you can add to your home. Moreover, they can improve the air quality in your house. Aside from greeneries, homeowners can also bring outdoor elements inside by incorporating natural fabrics as well as wooden ornaments into their home design.
Make way for geometric patterns for this upcoming year. The bold geometric patterns made popular during the 60’s and 70’s era is coming back. Incorporating these designs into your kitchen will create that bold and vintage look yet with a modern flair into your house. Patterns are not only evident on walls and floors but even on countertops and many other design elements of the home.
This 2018, the concept of embracing imperfections will take center stage. The concept comes from the Japanese word wabi-sabi that means “embracing imperfections.” This suggests designs that are simple and authentic rather than trying to achieve perfection. For instance, an old wooden table surrounded by mismatched chairs is an example of imperfection. Designing around this concept can be challenging but if done properly, it can bring in a lot of amazing details to your house.
Going green as well as living smarter will still continue to be a trend in home remodeling ideas for the incoming year. This means installing energy-efficient windows, lighting fixtures, doors, sidings, as well as roofing systems will be very trendy. Not only do you save energy with these home remodeling projects, but you also lessen your carbon footprint thus helping Mother Earth.
There are so many home remodeling projects that are trendy for the incoming year. If you have some problems establishing the type of remodeling trend to incorporate into your home, then let the professionals do it for you. Koncept Design + Build is one of the few home remodeling contractors that can transform your old home into something that is timely, beautiful and comfortable to live in.