Kitchen themes for this summer? Sustainability and natural materials. In recent months, we have observed a shift in home renovation trends to classic and long-lasting designs rather than something that becomes tiring quickly. Here are the top six home design and renovation trends for this summer that have been taking the home improvement world by storm!
Due to the rapid growth of the industry, construction companies have a large impact on the environment and consume mass amounts of natural materials. By using recycled products such as repurposed wood, home renovation experts are embracing sustainability that works for their designs and clients. There have also been strides toward re-using non-traditional products such as paper, fiber, foam, and plastic during kitchen designing to give these products a new life.
Hiding everything away in cabinets and drawers is now a thing of the past. It is now on-trend to have everything out on display. For example, in a kitchen, there may be jars of pasta, chocolates, oats, etc. visible on shelves. Even in smaller homes, it has become popular to pull the cabinets out of their base units so that the walls are more open. This allows for the possibility of adding shelves for a design accent.
More Windows and Natural Light
Add some brightness and natural light into your home with larger windows. Take a look at our previous blog post to see if it is time for you to upgrade to newer windows. Adding new windows is an energy-efficient way to regulate the indoor temperature, ultimately saving you money on your electric bills.
Large, Gourmet Kitchen
Gone are the days when the kitchen was a hot, loud, unbearable place to be. The kitchens of today are the heart of a home. The kitchen is now a place where family and friends gather to eat, entertain, cook and visit so it needs to be welcoming and versatile! Popular open floor plans allow for extra space, fluid seating, and entertaining space and may permit you to add an island for more functionality. In designing new kitchens, some popular trends include larger, commercial-grade appliances, more convenient sinks with easier access to water in the kitchen, linear designs, mismatched cabinetry, brushed nickel and stainless steel fixtures, and marble and quartz countertops. This is one of our favorite home design and renovation trends!
If you are lucky enough to have high ceilings in your kitchen and home, you should take advantage! Adding dimension and intrigue to a higher space keeps things from feeling empty and overly spacious. We have been seeing many kitchen ceiling designs that include adding exposed beams or woodwork or even coffered, vaulted, or tray ceilings. All add character and value to your home. Not ready for something significant? A simple upgrade of this space could include elegant crown molding or even a fresh coat of paint. This area is often overlooked but can make a room feel more special.
Farmhouse Style and Shift to Rustic
This style is viewed as informal and welcoming, creating an inviting atmosphere for guests. Being a multi-generational and universal trend, the farmhouse style also aims to create closer connections between the occupants and their guests. Using light, neutral, or soothing colors can add to this effect as well as using sliding barn doors, farmhouse sinks, or upcycled and repurposed materials.
Are you ready to start updating your home? Contact the team at National Lumber for all of your kitchen, bath, window, and door needs. We’ll work with you to help realize the house of your dreams, from conception to installation.